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Old 01-25-2017, 05:42 PM   #351 (permalink)
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Excellent! Will the infusion of bronze fill the pores characteristic of printed parts, making it possible to grind the edges smooth for mirror-finish plating?

The rough nature of printed parts pushed me to a waterjet for the Karmann Eclectric emblems.
Karmann Eclectric: Taking a shine to that name.
Nice job on the Karmann!

At this point the technology isn't quite there yet for smooth parts for my emblems. I'm going to have these chrome plated as-is since the nickel plating is already on them for the chromium to adhere to. When the technology improves, I'll use the same CAD models to get new ones made.

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Old 01-25-2017, 06:12 PM   #352 (permalink)
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I like the patina the emblems seem to have.

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I like the patina the emblems seem to have.

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1967 was a good year for hybrid cars.


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Old 01-31-2017, 07:46 PM   #354 (permalink)
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The coming weekend sounds like some rare warm(ish) sunny days in February, but I am just now recovering from the flu. Dare I get my hopes up?

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No joy today. The weather forecast was overly optimistic, and I'm being kicked in the butt by the latest annoying virus to hit me.

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I've been reading through this thread for the last few days, glad to be caught up. Fantastic job you're doing! This project is really inspiring, and I can't wait to see more progress as the weather gets warmer. Keep at it!
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