Dash chrome pinstriping

Go down

Dash chrome pinstriping Empty Dash chrome pinstriping

Post by Landonus on Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:16 pm

My dash bothered me every time I looked at it so I went to Ben Franklin's (arts and crafts store) and bought a silver paint pen. It's not chrome like original but it looks way better than it did. Also painted the front grille black and striped the outer lip silver. Let me know what you guys think.Dash chrome pinstriping Dash1_10Dash chrome pinstriping Dash_110Dash chrome pinstriping Dash_210Dash chrome pinstriping Dash_211Dash chrome pinstriping 2011-010Dash chrome pinstriping 2011-011
Landonus
Landonus
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 5

Back to top Go down

Dash chrome pinstriping Empty Re: Dash chrome pinstriping

Post by Mcarlo77 on Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:00 pm

Looks good, man! This is really the only option to detailing the edging without spending some signicant cash to send them out to be rechromed via vacuum metallizing.
Mcarlo77
Mcarlo77
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 70

Back to top Go down

Dash chrome pinstriping Empty Re: Dash chrome pinstriping

Post by Landonus on Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:13 pm

Yah. I found out there is chrome fingernail polish after I did it. You apply it in 3 separate coats. Too tedious fer me though...
Landonus
Landonus
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 5

Back to top Go down

Dash chrome pinstriping Empty Re: Dash chrome pinstriping

Post by ant7377 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:55 am

You really still have a Ben Franklins near you ?! Where do you live ? ! The last one closed here ten years ago.Good store too .
ant7377
ant7377
G3GM Addict
G3GM Addict

Street Cred : 36

Back to top Go down

Dash chrome pinstriping Empty Re: Dash chrome pinstriping

Post by Landonus on Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:08 am

East TN. Kingsport city next to bristol if you are a race fan.
Landonus
Landonus
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 5

Back to top Go down

Dash chrome pinstriping Empty Re: Dash chrome pinstriping

Post by Limey SE on Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:29 am

Hey Landonus look up dragons_lair59 He is in Kingsport as well !! Good Guy his Name is Sam !! And would love to make it to Bristol in Lights this year !!

___________________________________________
1977 Chevelle SE x2
One Mild original
one Wild NON original
Anthony
Limey SE
Limey SE
Management
Management

Street Cred : 95

Back to top Go down

Dash chrome pinstriping Empty Re: Dash chrome pinstriping

Post by Tom77 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:09 am

Landonus wrote:Yah. I found out there is chrome fingernail polish after I did it. You apply it in 3 separate coats. Too tedious fer me though...

Thats where the wife comes in. Mine did a great job! Very Happy
Tom77
Tom77
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 9

Back to top Go down

Dash chrome pinstriping Empty Re: Dash chrome pinstriping

Post by knightfan26917 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:25 pm

Landonus wrote:My dash bothered me every time I looked at it so I went to Ben Franklin's (arts and crafts store) and bought a silver paint pen. It's not chrome like original but it looks way better than it did. Also painted the front grille black and striped the outer lip silver. Let me know what you guys think.

DEFINITE improvement! Looks awesome.



Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic
* post-surgeryPARTY = 5:30p-10:30p, SAT, 02/11/12 | Beef Villa, 1225 W Spring St, S Elgin IL *
"Let's make our escape" __ Creed __ 'Higher'
knightfan26917
knightfan26917
G3GM Senior Member
G3GM Senior Member

Street Cred : 8

Back to top Go down

Dash chrome pinstriping Empty Re: Dash chrome pinstriping

Post by HDHugger on Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:01 am

I did the same thing with mine, silver sharpie. It can rub off easily but what's the big deal on reapplying it every so often?

HDHugger
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 6

Back to top Go down

Dash chrome pinstriping Empty Re: Dash chrome pinstriping

Post by 74MonteCarlo on Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:29 am

HDHugger wrote:I did the same thing with mine, silver sharpie. It can rub off easily but what's the big deal on reapplying it every so often?

x2

If you don't touch it, it won't rub off. I did mine once...I just don't touch it. No need to.

74MonteCarlo
G3GM Fanatic
G3GM Fanatic

Street Cred : 17

Back to top Go down

Dash chrome pinstriping Empty Re: Dash chrome pinstriping

Post by BlackChevelleSS on Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:16 pm

yea but even the paint rubs off after a while.

___________________________________________
www.cardomain.com/id/3115ultima

Dash chrome pinstriping SIG2
BlackChevelleSS
BlackChevelleSS
Management
Management

Street Cred : 20

Back to top Go down

Dash chrome pinstriping Empty Re: Dash chrome pinstriping

Post by 77mali on Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:03 pm

Can the sharpie be clear coated? Think I'm going to try that eventually but both bezels I have are off so it'll be harder to do on the dash.
77mali
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Dash chrome pinstriping Empty Re: Dash chrome pinstriping

Post by Shaunaconda on Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:10 am

HDHugger wrote:I did the same thing with mine, silver sharpie. It can rub off easily but what's the big deal on reapplying it every so often?

Did you use the oil based or water based silver sharpie?

Shaunaconda
Shaunaconda
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 0

Back to top Go down

Dash chrome pinstriping Empty Re: Dash chrome pinstriping

Post by dragons_lair59 on Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:30 pm

in the model world there is a product called bare metal foil its chrome and designed to stick to plastic Very Happy

___________________________________________
Sam

If life was fair I would have 150 G3's
dragons_lair59
dragons_lair59
Managment
Managment

Street Cred : 11

Back to top Go down

Dash chrome pinstriping Empty Re: Dash chrome pinstriping

Post by dragons_lair59 on Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:31 pm

Landonus wrote:East TN. Kingsport city next to bristol if you are a race fan.

its off of 11 W /Stone drive

___________________________________________
Sam

If life was fair I would have 150 G3's
dragons_lair59
dragons_lair59
Managment
Managment

Street Cred : 11

Back to top Go down

Dash chrome pinstriping Empty Re: Dash chrome pinstriping

Post by JiMi_DRiX on Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:20 pm

I did mine with a silver sharpie, works great, nice job on yours! Smile
JiMi_DRiX
JiMi_DRiX
G3GM Enthusiast
G3GM Enthusiast

Street Cred : 3

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum