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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:46 pm  Reply with quoteBack to top

Nearly done now, just waiting for the lacquer to dry hard before refitting the flanges.
And yes, those are my spare plastic logos at the bottom. The original metal ones are already fixed back on.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

HPsauce wrote:
Nearly done now, just waiting for the lacquer to dry hard before refitting the flanges.
And yes, those are my spare plastic logos at the bottom. The original metal ones are already fixed back on.



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So my plans were scuppered somewhat by an errant fly that glued itself to a drying flange I'd just lacquered.

But, all sorted, here's a comparison of the first one I reassembled (on the right) alongside a "brushed effect" Chinese cheapo (on the left):



For reference I folded the outer edge back over in about 3 stages, working round with a block of wood. All nice and neat.  

And here's how it looks on the car, ill-fitting Chinese cheapo on the ground:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

All four reassembled now.  

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 4:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

All finished and fitted on the car.    Much more "snug" than the Chinese copies.  
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All finished and fitted on the car. Much more "snug" than the Chinese copies.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Just a little update on this, nearly 6 months later.
I took the centre caps off the other day, prior to taking the car into a garage for some work on the front brakes. Wheels-off job.
(I always do that, I just don't trust mechanics to take them off properly with the little tool.)

The two front ones both had some damage to the flanges, paint flaked off and some minor scratches.
I just cleaned them and filled in with touch-up paint (Ford Moondust Silver as noted earlier) and when dry a quick top-coat of spray lacquer.
All looking good again.  
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