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Old 09-07-2010, 04:15 AM   #15 (permalink)
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FYI... added some more pictures to the first post to better describe what I did.

Also, decided to smooth and paint one of the wheel covers to see how it would look and how it would hold up. So, spent the weekend filling, sanding, sanding, sanding, filling, sanding, sanding, sanding... you get the picture... !

Speaking of pictures, here are a few....

Getting there, but still a bit more filling, sanding to do:


Got tired of sanding, so added some paint:


On the car:


You can see that I went to flat-head bolts instead of the round headed ones I used originally. Also used washers specifically for the flat-head bolts.

It's not perfect... I can still see some unevenness on the surface, and the paint has a bit of orange peel, but overall I'm pretty happy with the outcome. Looks a LOT better than the unpainted tray (IMHO). We'll see how it holds up over time.

Initially I was worried about the weight of the filler, but I don't think it's all that bad, actually:
- 15oz for serving tray alone
- 16oz for serving tray with washers (4 fender washers and 4 flat head washers)
- 19.5oz for serving tray with washers and filler

So the filler added 3.5oz. Huge looking at it from % perspective (~22% added), but not much 'real' weight.
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