DASH GAUGE BEZEL RESTORE

Mopar Interiors

  1. Mattax

    Mattax Just the facts, ma'am FABO Gold Member

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    Just spoke with Frank. He's doing fine. it was his son in law who was sick, but he's doing fine now too.
    It may take a little longer due to the restrictions but they can continue with the restoration portion of the business.
     
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    Heard the same, spoke with Mark yesterday and said they are still working on my bezel and continue to work in the shop.
     
  3. blewbyu

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    I wasn’t ready to spend $600 plus on one. I just did this the other day with a can of black and a can of Chrome from Home Depot just waiting on my wood grain applicant to show up. This will do for now came out pretty decent lots of taping and masking and repainting and taking lenses out Epoxying lenses back in it’s a lot of work on these rally dashes. Here are some before and after pics and I only got $20 in it. Not perfect but I can live with it for now

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    • Mike69cuda

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      Looks pretty nice. Did you have trouble getting the chrome paint to dry?
       
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      How many coats of chrome spray did you apply ? Did you use any primer at all ? What chrome spray ? million dollar questions :D
       
    • blewbyu

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      I sprayed three coats of this chrome paint and I did not use any primer. I did not remove anything with stripper of the old paint. I just scrubbed and cleaned and used a Scotch-Brite pad and applied the chrome paint. This is what I bought at Home Depot.

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      • Mike69cuda

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        I used the same stuff and it would still finger print if I touched it a week later. How Did you cure it? I just air dried.
         
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        I let it sit for quite awhile. The really trick is to not touch the area's you paint with it. It's an Art form!!! LMAO
         
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        So I'm still working on mine, but I'm having similar results so far. If you give it a few good coats of the chrome spray paint (same as pictured above) it will look really good for $3.96. Only negative is that you have to try not to rough it up. After a few days of drying, it seemed capable of handling a wet paper towel very lightly ran over it, and general finger touching.

        Thanks for all the tips guys! The restores you all posted look amazing.
         
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        you guys are doing a great job! I'm really impressed with all the DIY outcomes. I need to do some lite restore on my dash chrome but just not ready to tackle it now.
         
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        Yours looks better than mine does currently, see below. bezel chrome.jpg
        I'll give it a try with "chrome" paint and trim black paint.
         
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          4spdragtop CONGRATS NORTH AMERICA!

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            Absolutely amazing...liquid chrome...air brush it on

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          • Mike69cuda

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            Does anyone have any history on how long the chrome on the repops or the replated ones last? I have heard that the chrome only lasts about 5?years and starts dulling again. I would hate to pay a high price and have it not last.
             
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              In a perfect world, someone would develop a chrome spray paint that can be successfully top-coated with clear enamel spray.
               
            • Kendog 170

              Kendog 170 Let the boy go !

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              Someone once posted pics using that airbrushed on and I thought it looked great.Can't find it.
               
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              My rallye dash.

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                Kendog 170 Let the boy go !

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                Did you do the chrome ?
                 
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                No. That's a new one through Classic Industries.
                 
              • dahdgedaht

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                Exactly!
                 
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                Here were my results after using the molotow

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