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#1 sjordan2

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:19 AM

It strikes me that a lot of the stuff that's molded onto firewalls would look much improved by scribing around the parts to "lift" them off the firewall surface and create more accurate detail with paint. Has anyone tried this with success, and can you show examples?

I think this approach would also be beneficial to interiors, with deeper, crisper seams in seat pleats and around handles and armrests.

Edited by sjordan2, 25 July 2011 - 08:49 AM.


#2 highway

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:28 PM

I've never tried that Skip, but that sure does sound like something that would be a good idea! I might just have to do some experimenting.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 06:32 PM

Haven't done it to wires on the firewall,but I scribe around my chrome trim around the windows. It makes a big difference at foil time and makes the trim look seperate.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:49 PM

A light scribing as you describe works well to make a line to paint a sharp edge to, for example around a heater core housing, but going too deep can make it look heavy handed. Sorry, no photos handy to share visually.

#5 DanielG

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:16 PM

Some of what I think you are asking for:
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