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#1 Kaleb

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:08 PM

Well, it's tuner time....this time with another wrx

I had a little trouble when I laid down the first coat. Had way too many sandpaper marks. So I went back and wet sanded with 4 different levels up to 2k and here is the sneak peek. No clear yet, just a fresh paint job.
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This is by far one of my best paint jobs, I'm learning patience with sanding, primer, sand sand sand...and sand some more, no not really. Let me know what you think.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:24 PM

A few questions. Are there any white decals out there for logos like street glow, and others?

Also laying down carbon fiber, should I do a silver base coat, or color base?

Third, I have chrome wheels I want to turn a different color, but as they would have it the chrome will not come off with the purple pond. It just makes it shine even more. So could I just put a primer base then the color of choice? It's automotive primer, not the dollar stuff.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:33 PM

Did you try dipping the wheels in bleach?

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:44 PM

I soak chrome parts in brake fluid.. depending on thickness will take 1 or more days.. just check on it. I have yet to have it ruin the plastic.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:01 PM

And if none of these work...... go to old faithful, Easy Off oven cleaner. It always works like a charm for me, including removing chrome from plated plastic parts. But use care not to inhale the fumes..... you'll be coughing for a week! Just spray it on (I use the one finger pump type... it goes further than the aerosol spray type) in the bathroom sink, get out of there for about half an hour (hoping no-one needs to use the room!) and when you go back, brush it around with an old toothbrush to loosen the plating or paint, then run it under the hot tap until it's clean. If any residue is still there, repeat the operation. Don't let the stuff get on your fingers though, you may have to regrow your fingerprints... use latex gloves.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:41 PM

Spraying your wheels with dullcote will make them look less chrome aluminum. Very nice paint...



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:47 AM

Nice paint job... I use bleach to strip chrome.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:10 AM

Thank you for the help, I didn't have any of the stuff on hand so I just chanced it and shot primer and painted it. So far so good. I'll post results tonight.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:29 AM

Harry P. had a good tip on his Mercer Raceabout build -- he used transparent black window tint to tone down the brass and chrome.



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 03:54 AM

Well I got it done, I just shot a coat of rustoleum auto primer, then high gloss white. They've been setting for almost two days now. null-7.jpg

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:24 AM

I've searched and found somewhat of what I was looking for on laying carbon fiber. Would I get a truer carbon fiber if the base was silver?