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Darren B

Member Since 22 Dec 2009
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In Topic: chrome plated parts off runners

Today, 08:23 AM

thats what I usually do is strip the chrome first off as there is always that mold seam and no matter how hard I try I have never gotten away with any way to get rid of the mold line with out touching the chrome plating, if you are real serious about it being real chrome you can strip the chrome, sand all mold lines out and the attachment points and send them to a chrome plater, that is the ultimate way to go, I have always wanted to send to plater but money has been an issue for me, but for $25.00 for a 6"x9" rack of parts its about the same as buying a kit.  So it comes down to a matter of personal preference. Manufacturers just do not seem to get it that the attachment points on the chrome has always been an issue but It cost money to re-engineer them on the back of the parts so we do not need the cost to go up for something we can fix as they are getting out of site any way. 


In Topic: Aztec Warrior 1950 Ford custom Lowrider Pick up

24 August 2014 - 11:12 PM

well another update, 1 step forward and 2 steps back, seems to be happening on this build, just found out that the paint has not cured on the cab yet as i was putting in the back window it messed up the clear coat a little bit and when i went to put a wash on the top layer of the bed and bed of the trailer foam i grabbed the red brown and not flat brown as you can see from the pics on of the trailer its redder than the rest of the foam i decided to respray and rewash to get the right tone. but heres where i am at now.....
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finished the wink mirror for the cab....
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and to cover up some rough paint in the cab and the adhesive for the window i put in the back of the cab did some tufted foam pieces...


In Topic: 1950 Ford f1 Old Work Horse

21 August 2014 - 11:23 AM

wow that was fast man already under glass, I need to get stepping up on my builds, two years for each build is way to long.........AWESOME job James love the weathering you do it is driving me to give my hand at it finally!!!!


In Topic: 68 Bug updated 8-24-14

20 August 2014 - 01:10 PM

wow i am loving this, as I love all original bugs, very clean and very good building cant wait to see the finished product!


In Topic: Aztec Warrior 1950 Ford custom Lowrider Pick up

18 August 2014 - 12:40 AM

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just a little update, fitting engine in bay with hydro tubes, was not easy had to remove some of the drivers side resin face, I did not mock it up very good during primer stage, but little adjustments never hurt anybody....
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Decided to paint the vine to look more realistic.
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Did not like the way the paint came out on the bottom of the bed, decided to use toothpics to fill it in the frame which will cover most of bed when installed.