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The Car Thread

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I think I may have fallen asleep :D

I'm 39 in 5 days time, I can't remember that far back!

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3 hours ago, Danny said:

Never seen gone in 60 seconds?

 

 

Tuuuuuuuuune

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On 5/11/2018 at 9:51 PM, forteh said:

What are the repurcussions of trying to drive a car away with the axle tied to the floor?

 

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Need a bit of advice! 

 

I've got some chrome plastic wheel inserts but its peeling. Does anyone know How I can respray them? I don't know the procedure to spray Chrome. I'm just trying to get the car into good enough condition to sell it. 

I would love to get some new one but Lexus wanted to £35 each I need 7 peices. 

Any help would be great!

Cheers

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@Tom Booth might be the best man to advise on this (Y)

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Chrome is a plating, rather than a paint, so you'll need to find a metal finisher that can do it.

As Luke said, Tom may have a contact that can do it, he seems to do a lot of chrome bits and bobs :)

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To be honest 35 quid a piece is cheap in comparison to chroming them. Personally I'd just get a silver aerosol and spray the lot.

Chrome on plastic is a weird art form, I've not found anyone to do it yet, and all the chrome aerosols I've ever tried are awful. Wilkos cheap cheerful was the best, but even then it wasn't great...

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Afaik you can get decent results with Spaz Stix Mirror chrome. People use it for lexan RC car bodies and scale modelling. But it'll never look like real chrome.

How hard is it to get a good result? No clue
How long will it hold? No clue.

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I would just key up the current chrome plate on them all and paint a single colour.  Any silver/chrome paint is going to stick out like a sore thumb compared to the remaining chromed items.

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I was trying to work out with someone at work whats left to do on binky.

I think that episode marks most of the interior fabrication work as done, boot/fuel system done, doors done, suspension done, frontend done, rads done.

But with those guys you never know as they go off on a tangent spending 6 months on a hvac system.

Inlet/Exhaust next?

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Exhaust is done isn't it?  Sure I recall a dirty great bit of stainless pipe shoehorned to the side of the propshaft.

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IIRC the bulk of the exhaust is complete, though I can't remember if they've got a full downpipe section squared away yet (in fact, have they even completely figured out engine placement/similar?)

Given the time taken focussing on the small details in each component, I don't think it's worth the time trying to figure out what's left in terms of getting it functional as we all know they won't stop at that level :lol:

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