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In Topic: Polished metal + clear powder coat. Is it still nice & shiny?

Yesterday, 04:36 AM

not a pro - just anecdotal info on a couple of times that it didn't work out,

Clear is not the problem - magnesium is. 



example one - TJ had a set of large and larger magnesium Halibrands for his Corvette  - sandblasted the wheels to take them to the powder coaters for clear coat.  The wheels started to grow hair before he could get them to the powder coaters the next day - ended up going with gray.


example two - talked to my friend Roger at a local swap meet - he had a beautiful set of clear coated polished vintage Halibrands in his booth  - The wheels had some time on them after they were powder coated - they were turning black under the clear.


Not sure how it's done on restorations...

In Topic: How to Make Radiator Hoses

27 June 2015 - 04:27 PM

Great idea - simple to do - great results

Can't tell you how long and how many brain cells I've used trying to figure out how to make hoses.

I'm going to use this

In Topic: AMT '59 Ford: What the...?!

27 June 2015 - 12:44 PM

In the 60's, Dad always ordered his cars - pretty basic stuff, but always with a radio.  However, he never ordered the outside mirror.  The mirrors were $7 from the Dodge factory, but only $3 at the local hardware store.  It kind of bothered him when the federal safety regulations changed and he couldn't get a car without the mirror.

In Topic: Gibson rat trap Hilborn engine...

27 June 2015 - 10:38 AM

glad it helps -

I think you'll be impressed

In Topic: Gibson rat trap Hilborn engine...

27 June 2015 - 05:36 AM

Check out Speed City Resin

Good parts, good customer service.