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did60

France
22 Posts

Posted - 16 Aug 2016 :  09:39:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello, i'm back ... With my new project... A 69'fastback original lhd....
I clean the dash but around counters... It's gold or silver??? I think silver but quite difficult to paint... Any idea?? Thanks!!!!
Dm

Sunbeam Rapier Fastback 1971 Automatic
Sunbeam Rapier Fastback 1969 Manual OD

JPSH120

United Kingdom
1034 Posts

Posted - 16 Aug 2016 :  22:36:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Assuming you mean the dial surrounds then yes, they are silver. You should be able paint them with a steady hand or maybe try applying silver leaf?

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Sunbeam-mike

United Kingdom
59 Posts

Posted - 17 Aug 2016 :  12:44:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I seem to remember someone recommending the aluminium adhesive tape used to seal air conditioning ducts.

Mike Hooper
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bigt80

United Kingdom
923 Posts

Posted - 21 Aug 2016 :  16:02:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've seen a car with them - and the complete binnacle - resprayed matt black & I think it looks better: more modern. I did my Rapier many years ago with humbrol silver around the dials, but it never looked the same as oe of course.
I'll be giving one of my projects the matt black treatment, but touches like that are a little way off as it is not even a runner yet . G
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1034 Posts

Posted - 22 Aug 2016 :  14:42:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by bigt80

I've seen a car with them - and the complete binnacle - resprayed matt black & I think it looks better: more modern. I did my Rapier many years ago with humbrol silver around the dials, but it never looked the same as oe of course.
I'll be giving one of my projects the matt black treatment, but touches like that are a little way off as it is not even a runner yet . G



Now now Glen, you know which project needs your attention

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bigt80

United Kingdom
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Posted - 27 Aug 2016 :  14:41:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Guilty as charged m'laud. Re-distribution of the projects next week: had to make more room in the garden . G.

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Originally posted by JPSH120

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Originally posted by bigt80

I've seen a car with them - and the complete binnacle - resprayed matt black & I think it looks better: more modern. I did my Rapier many years ago with humbrol silver around the dials, but it never looked the same as oe of course.
I'll be giving one of my projects the matt black treatment, but touches like that are a little way off as it is not even a runner yet . G



Now now Glen, you know which project needs your attention

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did60

France
22 Posts

Posted - 26 Sep 2016 :  06:40:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Done!!!


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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1034 Posts

Posted - 26 Sep 2016 :  09:31:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like you've procured some adhesive decals then, any chance of some close up shots?

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arrocuda

United Kingdom
471 Posts

Posted - 27 Sep 2016 :  09:57:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd like more information as to how you achieved this as well Didier if possible. I was just about to reluctantly buy some Humbrol 'chrome' finish, but that looks excellent it has to be said.

Tim

Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').

Edited by - arrocuda on 27 Sep 2016 09:59:07
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