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Old 08-27-2011, 06:40 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Quick shot I took the other night of the wheel cover after I did a bit of sanding and spread a second layer of resin on:

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After using some Rustoleum filler primer:

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Today I mounted them to the car and did some wet sanding:

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Wanted to smooth out some of the high spots and reduce the "suede look" to give them a more finished appearance. I needed to get the garage cleaned up and reorganized for other projects, so I'm just going to run them on the car like this for the week; next weekend I will remove them and give them another shot of primer. They look pretty good in grey, so I'm debating over whether to spray them in a clearcoat after I'm done priming, shoot them grey, or maybe use a dull silver on them.

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Old 08-27-2011, 07:23 PM   #52 (permalink)
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...a silver base coat topped by a clear "sealer" coat = OEM
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:35 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Now there's food for thought! I will have to look into that one, thanks for the info!
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:20 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Nice!
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:51 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Thanks! I ended up just clearcoating them, and left it at that. I get some looks from people when they see it on the road, not to mention the when they hear it running :-)
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sounds like a really easy project. Thanks for the info. Maybe I can stretch a shirt over a boattail frame.... lol

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