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- 7:20 PM
- Jul 12, 2011
- Reaction score
- Down South
The large rectangular thing is an EFI Digital Dash screen. The silver pieces on each side of it are aluminum mounts that also serve to plug the speedo and tach openings. It looks like this when powered upHemirunner, I am confused as to what I am looking at. What is the rectangular thing under your thumb? A bezel for gauges? Is the original bezel cut out behind it?
Either being an optimist or an idiot, I saw a new type of "chrome" spray paint at the hardware store, and bought one. I tried it out on a pebble finish hockey stock that needed refinishing, with the thought that if the spray paint didn't work out well, I could always repaint the trim with the Molotow paint stick.
First photo - The test piece.
Second - As I always do, I sprayed the entire piece with SEM Landau Black.
Third - I cut a mask out of thin poster board, using the outer edge of the test piece as a pattern.
Fourth - The mask on the piece.
Fifth - There was some bleeding around the mask. I took a small paint brush, sprayed Landau Black on a paper plate, and dabbing the brush in the paint, painted over the bleed through.
Sixth - After paint brush fix up.
Seventh and Eighth - Comparison with Molotow Chrome on a refurbished bezel.
Ninth - The paint.
In conclusion, in my eye the spray paint, while not as shiny as the Molotow, is the best "chrome" spray paint I have seen. It is not as flat as other "chrome" spray paints I have tested. It has a bit of reflectivity, as shown in photo five, where you can see the pebble finish reflected if you look at the corner of the piece in the upper right. There are some jobs where this spray might work well. You can't cover a large, flat area with the Molotow pen because the strokes made while using it will show. Obviously you all know that spray is smooth.
I welcome your comments and questions.