If you'd like to make it look more polished, do the same copy of the wip address and back in the Under Glass thread type in some text you'd like for the link, like HERE'S MY AWESOME WORK-IN-PROGRESS THREAD! Use your mouse to highlight the text and click the Link button ... little chain to left after Underline. and ctrl V to paste the link in that window. HERE'S MY AWESOME WORK-IN-PROGRESS THREAD!
zowie .. why would anyone do calipers in PE ... they are cast in 1:1 just like a resin piece. The engraved name looks to be at the top of the caliper, not on side like the Brembos I had. Now sure about this one. I would be good to see and hear from with experience with these. (looking again, maybe that Name piece gets folded and forms a relief on the sides.
It sounds like you are asking about a lens cast into the body. I would just paint the lens with a regular silver paint, like Testors, as this is the easiest to do with a sharp edge and covers excellently. Then us a fine Sharpie in red and orange for the color. This is still an easy job as my hands get unsteadier. I have also cast the shape in Bondic, sometimes in a rubber mold off the body. This would let you sand off the body smooth. These are some side lights from a GMC van and some door winders in Bondic.
This one is back on the bench, with a few more that just need little work to finish (?). I decided to inspect the flat black finish that's been sitting at bottom of shop stairs staring at me for a year. I put the Wet Look Clear in the dehydrator for a bit to warm it. Then, did a light coat and closed the flap over my paint booth. 15 min later, I went for another coat and lifted the flap ... was a half inch wide strip of dust over front fender ... the flap must of hit it ... calm down, it's only paint ... I CAN do this ... there's NO hex on me --- !
Now it's back on table curing so I can sand again. I counter and this is the 4th time I tried painting. At least I'm happy about the Wall Mart flat black ... it was very dark and very uniform in color. This is my new 'flat black' for everything
This is more outside the can than the paint. I deadly afraid of shiny black paint jobs. Every one I've tried has ended in failure, thou many were just carelessness on my part .... dropped or some body work thing. I'm working it up as I see it ever ytime I go down to the shop!
hmmm ... January ... good thing I saw this. ok upfront ... the body, now sitting in a flat black is begging me for some One-Touch clear as I've given up on applying an gloss black paint. it's going to stare me down one day .. on a table between bench and paint booth/stairs