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This is a fabulous build in the works ! I have always wanted to do one of these , at some point I will after seeing this! Suggestion in regards to the cable, most steel cable ends up rusty . Even cable that’s used lots , you will see rust undertones with a semi polished steel look.

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Spent over 20 years in the towing business and even running the winch everyday and hundreds of time a day you would see the rusty colors peaking through the shine of the bare metal cable..

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2 hours ago, PettyKW43 said:

This is a fabulous build in the works ! I have always wanted to do one of these , at some point I will after seeing this! Suggestion in regards to the cable, most steel cable ends up rusty . Even cable that’s used lots , you will see rust undertones with a semi polished steel look.

Thanks   ! I'll paint the spool gunmetal then wash of rust 

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  • 7 months later...

 

      Jeff,

             I just found this build thread .  As I don't visit thew Forum that often . Which I need to do. As  I am missing some really great build threads like this one !

  for the winch cable . If you want a more weathered look . You might want to drag the thread through some ground up chalk or artist pastels in the appropriate color .

Keep up the good work on this one !

 

    Be Well

     Gator

 

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Ran across this thread, usually don't browse the big rigs, but I'm rebuilding a die cast 1946 Dodge power wagon. Try washing your winch cable in Testors rubber, then dry brushing with steel. Testors rubber is great for grease, oil, and general crud.

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On 6/1/2021 at 8:18 AM, gotnitro? said:

Thanks Paul, its been done a few months now just never posted under glass . I used oil paints for the grime 

What?!?!

I want to see it under glass dad gum it!

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On 6/7/2021 at 10:12 PM, Sam I Am said:

What?!?!

I want to see it under glass dad gum it!

😄

Sorry Sam , I'll definitely have to snap a few pics of it outside.  Its such a large truck I can't seem to capture good photos on the bench . The rains supposed to hold off a few days 

 

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