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Old 09-06-07, 01:08 PM   #31
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can you paint a chrome wheel to achieve a "black chrome" kind of thing?
id take my wheels to a body shop and see what they say, this paint is more made for plastic/light chrome than polished alum. or SS
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Old 09-06-07, 01:18 PM   #32
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I've tried locating this specific paint but the only one I've found is the Tamiya Spray Lacquer TS-71 Smoke. Would that do the job?
no, that paint WILL NOT WORK as it is a lacquer.

u NEED the PS-31 as it is made for polycarbonate/lexan plastics.


if u need help finding the paint use Tamiya's dealer site. the place u listed is on it but from what my RC car friends tell me, theyr REALLY slow ordering stuff.
http://www.tamiyausa.com/dealers/state.php?id=CA
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hey PD, any updates on the emblems? any peeling or such? thinking about doing this to my faded gold emblems.
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hey PD, any updates on the emblems? any peeling or such? thinking about doing this to my faded gold emblems.
nope, emblems are in perfect shape

but i didnt clear my grill properly and will prolly hafta sand, scuff, polish, and respray
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hmm i hope the hobby store has the paint..
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i wonder if i could use this on my headlight, foglight housing and grill?
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wouldnt use it on headlights or foglights, and why use it on ur grill, is it chrome?
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PD any steps i need to take when i take my old emblems off?? sand?
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wouldnt use it on headlights or foglights, and why use it on ur grill, is it chrome?

the outter part is chrome...
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That's great!

My emblems are kinda pitted in the back. Is there something I can use to repair them?
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wowww..just saw this thread today...cant believe i miss it...nice write up btw....
i just need a way to take the emblems out...scared of breaking them or scratching the paint up
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wowww..just saw this thread today...cant believe i miss it...nice write up btw....
i just need a way to take the emblems out...scared of breaking them or scratching the paint up
This is how you do it properly: http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/how...php?howto_id=1
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thanks godfather!! but what do you use to put the emblems back??
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Put the 3m outdoor double sided tape. It's one that is thin and has a red backing. The tape itself looks grey.
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damn local hobby shops dont carry the polycarbonate paint. might just go to pepboys or something and pick up a can of smoke spray paint.
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