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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2022 1:19 pm
OldFatBald wrote:
PainterDave wrote:here is a dash i did for a guy

PD,

A) that is AWESOME!
B) that can be done over plastic?


Can be done over anything

1= Glass
2= Harley obviously
3= Pumpkin
4= Sign Foam
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2022 8:55 am
'68 Coronet R/T wrote:Here's a couple of pictures of one of the bezels.
You can see some pitting and flaking in spots. I am hoping to get these areas sanded and repaired.
Note the chrome is mainly on the raised edges and ends.
Tail Light Bezel top view.JPG


This end goes toward the trunk panel and has more severe pitting, it is mainly visible when the trunk is open.

Tail Light Bezel side view.JPG


Here's the tail panel I purchased. It is much better than my original which has heavy pitting and a hole.
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Jim If I am not mistaken those are made from Pot metal correct?
The pitting needs to be ground out then filled I have been using Muggy weld "Super Alloy 1" with some success super low melting point bonds really well can be sanded machined and polished and plated over.

I do not know How Dave handles the Pitting ? He probably grinds it out and Just uses Filler Much more Stable in my opinion. Just depends On how you want it done.
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2022 2:40 pm
Yes, they are pot metal.

I have seen the Muggy Weld videos and it looks to be a fairly easy product to apply.

I don't know much about Pot Metal, how it expands or contracts with temperature, it's corrosive properties, etc.

If the pitting isn't too severe, maybe just fill it with epoxy primer?
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