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Old 09-06-07, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by excluesive View Post
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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Originally Posted by YerMajesty View Post
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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Originally Posted by LiCelsior View Post
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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Originally Posted by PureDrifter View Post
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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