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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)
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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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hemiviper588
Posted 2018-03-09 3:32 PM (#559535 - in reply to #558101)
Subject: Re: 57 Adventurer Hubcap Restoration



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Here is the result of my recent completed 1957 Desoto Adventurer powder coating experiment...I think they turned out very nice. They may be slightly different (darker perhaps) then the original anodizing. I ended up using 3M semi flat black tape on the DES center, applied by my local lettering shop.

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christine-lover
Posted 2018-03-09 5:36 PM (#559546 - in reply to #558040)
Subject: Re: 57 Adventurer Hubcap Restoration



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That looks great! Nice job!!!
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57burb
Posted 2018-03-09 6:27 PM (#559550 - in reply to #559546)
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Outstanding work! I have enjoyed watching this car come together in your posts. Do you have a dedicated thread for the restoration?
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hemiviper588
Posted 2018-03-09 6:51 PM (#559552 - in reply to #559550)
Subject: Re: 57 Adventurer Hubcap Restoration



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No sorry...but I am not that organized!
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wizard
Posted 2018-03-10 4:04 AM (#559572 - in reply to #558040)
Subject: Re: 57 Adventurer Hubcap Restoration



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Very nice indeed, work well done!
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billy
Posted 2018-03-16 11:45 AM (#560001 - in reply to #558040)
Subject: Re: 57 Adventurer Hubcap Restoration



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Really nice job...
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