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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:20 pm 
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i know super roo in west aus does it


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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:41 pm 
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*paint on chrome will be more of a silvery colour and is likely to fade or chip over time.. -ive tried it..

*chrome dipping the standard plastic parts.. -how expensive is that?

*i got quoted only $15 ech for the EF/EL chrome door handles with the grey plastic surround.. -from "Ford pro" smithfield NSW..

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:20 pm 
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*paint on chrome will be more of a silvery colour and is likely to fade or chip over time.. -ive tried it..

*chrome dipping the standard plastic parts.. -how expensive is that?

*i got quoted only $15 ech for the EF/EL chrome door handles with the grey plastic surround.. -from "Ford pro" smithfield NSW..
Faark thats cheap, especially from them.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:24 pm 
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does this mean you can have chrome acsents in the dash, like air con, ash tray and that stuff?

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:49 pm 
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samuel wrote:
does this mean you can have chrome acsents in the dash, like air con, ash tray and that stuff?
You can chrome your enitre interior if you really wanted!
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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:46 pm 
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fordfreak ef wrote:
*paint on chrome will be more of a silvery colour and is likely to fade or chip over time.. -ive tried it..

*chrome dipping the standard plastic parts.. -how expensive is that?

*i got quoted only $15 ech for the EF/EL chrome door handles with the grey plastic surround.. -from "Ford pro" smithfield NSW..


If you can get them for $15 each then ill take 8. (a spare set to sell off and a set for my car).

I was at ford...knowing that the chrome handles cost 100-150$ a set of 4 i decided to ask how much they are worth. Adrian Brian Ford wants $90 each for them.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:23 pm 
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they can be a good money earner judging by the prices i can get them for compared to the prices they get snapped up for on ebay... :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:53 pm 
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I got a photo.

Painted the surround satin black (like the rest of the car).

What i did is one coat. I sanded that then did another 3 coats (i was happy with 2 but someone here touched it).
I just picked it up too early too and put more marks on it.

SO ill sand the marks out with a 1500 wet and dry (cause that works best and doesnt kill the chrome). Then give it a final coat. Im also thinking of clear coat to keep it perfect.

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:57 pm 
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what chrome paint is that?
cause it sorta actually looks chome

i've tried like 10 different types and it just looks like silver paint.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:08 pm 
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satill nothing like proper chrome looking handles, but they look pretty damn good for under $20. i really want to finish my interior but i reall can not be f**k. lol
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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:12 pm 
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i have an idea.. take another pic, but with the handles further away. should appeal more .
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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:12 pm 
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look BA ish.

Once the paint has gone hard (about one day) give the handles a polish, this will bring the shine up a bit more

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:23 pm 
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Its the spetone paint. Well brand is Septone. The paint is called bright chrome.
I found it at super cheap and decided to give it ago. For $15 what great loss is there???

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The camera on the phone didnt like focusing on the pain cans well because of the reflection of the chrome on the top of the can and the TV

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:24 pm 
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I know they arnt as good as the real ones but hey. Its an mod that noone else on fordmods has done yet. It may even work good enough that most people do it.

Ill try giving them a polish later.

 

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o my f**k god thats the s**t that i bought and tried and it was just silver paint.

what the hell!!!!

i actuall liek the look of these better then my chrome 1's

looks like polished alloy sorta thing.

 

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