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Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:01 pm 
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Hey hey.

I recently got a hold of a set of the plastic woodgrain door and dash spears, and the surface could use a neaten up.

Problem is, because they are the plastic ones, are they actually coated in a clear finish??

I was thinking of giving them a light sand with some 800grit, and then respray some clear over them. And there is the problem:

- If they dont have a clear coat already on them, the clear spray will just eventually flake off won't it??

Anyone have expertise is such a field?

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Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:08 pm 
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Here is a pic of an example of what i want to repair.

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Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:40 pm 
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You need to be careful when sanding, because if you sand through the clear, the woodgrain finish isn't very thick, and you could be left with a straight brown finish you can't restore.
I would say try some cut and polish on the scratches - it may just gloss them up a bit, so they aren't too obvious.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:47 am 
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rUB THEM BACK AND RE-SPRAY THEM THE COLOUR OF YOU CAR...
sorry about caps.

if i get some that have scratches thats what ill be doing...would look good in my car grey with blue..hmmm :lol:
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Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:15 am 
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Thanks Snap, i have some cut and polish i'll give it a go soon.

I wanna keep the woodgrain, i like it.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:19 am 
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i have touched up a couple of scratches in mine. i got a fine paint brush and touched them up with acrylic clear,(try not to get it outside the scratches) then gave them a light rub with 1500 w/d and hand polish n wax. you realy have to look hard to see them now.
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Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:55 am 
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Thats a good idea too, i should be able to get them looking good again by the sounds of it. I will definatly be doing this this arvo.

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Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:14 pm 
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PIMP_LTD wrote:
I wanna keep the woodgrain, i like it.


fe + the woodgrain will good with the capa interior + you have found a way to repair them.

Are you still going to mould them or you cbf?
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Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:22 pm 
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Yes will still be moulding them, but it thought i'll repair mine first, so the mould comes out better. Hopefully will have some moulds made by the end of next week, if i'm not too lazy. (i'm on holidays at the mo)

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:37 pm 
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That sounds sweet.
Will you be making the moulds yourself or getting them done pro?

How much will you sell them for?
*very interested in dash spear & door spears*
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Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:20 pm 
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*extremely interested!* I've been searching for ages, cbf fixing s**t ones!!
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Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:11 pm 
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I will be making the moulds myself, and the reproduction spears myself.

As for price, i'm not sure. I guess i'll make 5 sets first go, weigh up how much material i use, and then work out how much it costs me per set.

making moulds is easy, plaster is my friend.

 

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Yeah, touching up with clear is a good idea.
Definately don't paint them unless the clear is buggered and flaking off.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:20 pm 
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PIMP_LTD wrote:
I will be making the moulds myself, and the reproduction spears myself.

As for price, i'm not sure. I guess i'll make 5 sets first go, weigh up how much material i use, and then work out how much it costs me per set.

making moulds is easy, plaster is my friend.


Sounds good.
PM me or start a thread when you make them.

Can i shot gun a set now?
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Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:13 pm 
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Yeah i guess you can. When i get the moulds done and a first batch, i'll keep it in this thread and just edit the title.

 

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