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Old 03-20-2011, 11:17 PM
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Hi Frank

Its a mixed bag... for me - I did real well on the fiberglass, fit, repair of the screws, etc. However, on the chrome, the chrome shop did a sub par job on the chrome. On the paint, I will have to verify which I used. But on the paint, I waited a bit too long on the razor blade exercise and wound up with paint that looks 'chipped' rather than a nice straight line/edge.

All said, I would most likely just but new ones on sale ($2k) and sell my old ones. My status is - the sidecovers fit well and look decent. When I do get some time, I will re-paint and ensure I do a better job of using a blade before hardening of paint.

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Old 03-21-2011, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by 68/70Vette View Post
I was amused that in today's German, the english word "oldtimer" appears.

In restoring this car, was chrome vacuum deposition used to restore some of the parts? Chrome vacuum deposition is used to chrome plate plastic parts. I've had the thought of chrome plating my aluminum grill pieces using the vacuum deposition process.
We have lot of english words as regular implemented . Oldtimer is one of them, and the word is used for older cars since I was a child (40 Years ago )

Yes they use vacuum deposition for nonemetalparts.

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On the paint, I will have to verify which I used. But on the paint, I waited a bit too long on the razor blade exercise and wound up with paint that looks 'chipped' rather than a nice straight line/edge.
Did you paint directly on the chrome or did you something to prepare prior to paint ?

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Old 03-22-2011, 12:23 AM
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Hi Frank.... yes - I wiped it down with lacquer thinner and then sprayed on the adhesion promoter Bull Frog.

I think I waited to long to wipe off the paint on the fin tips.... when I have the chance to do again - I will do one section at a time and wipe excess paint off the fin tips more diligently.
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The parts are shipped now.

I wil post pics with the result, when I got them back

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Old 04-01-2011, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Vinnievega View Post
The only other set I've read about being redone ended up costing something like $1200, so $400 would be one hell of a deal lol.
After he is getting the parts, he modifies his offfer

Now his around 800 $. Something around I expect. I hope the result is worth the money
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Originally Posted by Roma View Post
After he is getting the parts, he modifies his offfer

Now his around 800 $. Something around I expect. I hope the result is worth the money

$800 US dollars total? I still think that's a good deal. I plan on sending out all of my pieces that need chrome at one time so I can hopefully get a better deal on everything.
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No News (still at Plating) but one more question:

Are the screws to attach the Sidepipecovers the same as the original to attach the RockerPanel or are they different ,( length) ?

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Old 05-01-2011, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Roma View Post
No News (still at Plating) but one more question:

Are the screws to attach the Sidepipecovers the same as the original to attach the RockerPanel or are they different ,( length) ?

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Thats a good *** question. I'm gonna need to know the same.
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Hi Frank,
I've used the cross headed screws that are proper for the interior sill plates. These are a #10 screw with a #8 head. This way the smaller head 'nestles' down in the counter sunk area of the holes in the insulators.
I found that I had to be very careful installing the screws because it seemed VERY easy to damage the insulators.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:04 PM
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Today the first rechromed parts arrived

Before :


and now



The middlesection should arrive next weekend
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Is that the spray chrome from Germany that was featured on Jay Leno's garage?
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Is that the spray chrome from Germany that was featured on Jay Leno's garage?
Hi Roger
No its real chrome for a lot of money done by the adress I posted a bit above

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Old 07-07-2011, 01:52 PM
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It looks very nice.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:05 AM
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Hi

Yes, now you need to adjust those with some Scotchbright to get some Patina back .
They are now too nice, hence over-restored.

I will hopefully see them in real in September in St.Leon Rot

Rgds. GŁnther
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Just an idea, to keep them looking good. I would get some of that clear plastic chip guard, and put it on those front pieced, that curve right behind the front tires. It should help minimize the rock chips in the future.
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Originally Posted by garage-ghost View Post
Just an idea, to keep them looking good. I would get some of that clear plastic chip guard, and put it on those front pieced, that curve right behind the front tires. It should help minimize the rock chips in the future.
As pretty as those are , I'd be installing big mudflaps.
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someone actually makes clear molded, protective gaurds for the C2 pipes.
The qualtiy looks great on the chrome work you had done.

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Old 07-08-2011, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by garage-ghost View Post
Just an idea, to keep them looking good. I would get some of that clear plastic chip guard, and put it on those front pieced, that curve right behind the front tires. It should help minimize the rock chips in the future.
This idea sounds good to me but maybe GŁnther is right, they look to good for a 42 year old car
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:09 PM
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Those are AWSOME!! Very nice work. Before you try and put them back together I would chase the treads with a tap to clean any of the plating out of the treads. Will make it a lot easier to put back togther. IMHO.
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:18 AM
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First testing of colour and adhesion

I masked a small area on the back of the rechromed part and spray it without preparation (only cleaning


original look


result


Here its a bit better to see



I think the colour is pretty close, so I will take it

Adhesion test follows when its dried

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