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57 Adventurer Hubcap Restoration
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hemiviper588
Posted 2018-02-13 12:47 PM (#558040)
Subject: 57 Adventurer Hubcap Restoration



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Does anyone have a good recommendation the best way to complete my 57 Adventurer Hubcap Restoration? I just had them powder coated in a very close match gold by a local shop.(after being polished) Now I need to duplicate the factory blackout on the hubcap center...I am considering using a semi flat stick on 3M material trimmed around the "DES" logo. Or should attempt to mask the area and paint it? Any constructive ideas would be appreciated! Pic is for reference only.



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Mike McCandless
Posted 2018-02-13 10:33 PM (#558073 - in reply to #558040)
Subject: Re: 57 Adventurer Hubcap Restoration


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No help here, but man those look really good!
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56RatKing
Posted 2018-02-13 10:56 PM (#558074 - in reply to #558040)
Subject: Re: 57 Adventurer Hubcap Restoration


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You know whats really good for masking off crazy areas like that ? Vasoline. Use a q-tip or small paint brush and apply over your "DES" and should turn out great.
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NM Desoto
Posted 2018-02-13 10:58 PM (#558075 - in reply to #558040)
Subject: RE: 57 Adventurer Hubcap Restoration


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I did this one with a rattle can of semi gloss paint and about two hours with an exacto knife and masking tape. It's not the same
quality as a factory original, but very presentable.













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hemiviper588
Posted 2018-02-14 11:21 AM (#558097 - in reply to #558074)
Subject: Re: 57 Adventurer Hubcap Restoration



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56RatKing - 2018-02-13 10:56 PM

You know whats really good for masking off crazy areas like that ? Vasoline. Use a q-tip or small paint brush and apply over your "DES" and should turn out great.


Thanks very much! I may give that a try.
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56RatKing
Posted 2018-02-14 12:35 PM (#558101 - in reply to #558097)
Subject: Re: 57 Adventurer Hubcap Restoration


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This will also sound silly - But it works. Toothpaste is great for masking as well. Really you just want anything you can spread that the paint won't stick too.
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