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Old 11-11-2014, 02:04 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Slick work with the cardboard. I do like the festive tone of the pink coro mounting buttons, too bad they're covered

Would spray paint even stick to waxed cardboard? Or is this just a prototype for your follow-on effort in coroplast?

Nice grille block, very clean.
Thanks Elhigh, you're right that this is just a prototype for the coroplast Mk 2's. I'll paint those if I don't like the look of just stark black. Mostly got the paint for the wheel skirts.

The pink is pretty festive isn't it? It's on the back of all the Mk 1 grille blocks which I painted silver. Was an election sign a lady wanted to plant in our front yard.

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Old 11-11-2014, 02:06 PM   #42 (permalink)
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My local parts store also supplies paint. I can order specific colours and they'll mix it up in a spray can. It's pricey thought: ~$25.

But I bet you could also order colour match (spray) from Crappy Tire for half that or less if they don't have it in stock.
Crappy Tire didn't have my particular silver in stock. Got a local paint store to mix up a can.
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Upper Grille block

It was finally time to replace the upper grille block. The old was was a two piece deal that was getting too many holes in it. I chose black so I wouldn't have to paint it and have to look at funny coloured paint chips. All the holes will be black and not show up so much.

The top didn't turn out so well, I think I'll replace in the spring with one that goes a little higher to the hood lid. Still looks good from afar!
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Grill block looks great!! Love that you cut a hole for the "H"!
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Grill block looks great!! Love that you cut a hole for the "H"!
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Wheel Covers Mk 2

Hey Gang just finished making my second set of wheel covers but this time in black coroplast. I learned a bit by making them how I would do better next time but they will do for this winter. I made these bigger than the cardboard ones to cover the alloy wheels altogether, but instead of using a template or a string and marker I just kinda fudged them bigger. Big mistake. They're so close to the actual wheel size that mistakes show up as alloy against black. Too easy to see. Oh well, lesson learned.

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Set up is looking great! Don't be too hard on yourself. I think they look just fine.

How did you end up securing them to the alloy rims? Or did you just screw them to existing hub caps? Really wanting to create a set for my VX alloys.
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Love the silver and black! Everything visually matches and looks professional, visual and aero modifications
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Looks OK in the pics, and on the internet, that's all that matters.

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Have I asked you this already: did you by chance test the side skirt/sill extensions?
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Set up is looking great! Don't be too hard on yourself. I think they look just fine.

How did you end up securing them to the alloy rims? Or did you just screw them to existing hub caps? Really wanting to create a set for my VX alloys.
Hi OG VX, check out page 4 for pictures on how I secured them. Should be friendly on the alloys. The cardboard ones were installed for 3000km and I've got 200km on the coroplast ones. No issues so far.

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