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Discussion in 'NorthEast' started by TurboMirage, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i have to do it again for the boost gauge. i used the same method as for making motor mounts... except i used a glass tube from work that was a hair smaller than the guages i have - for that tizzite fit.

    how can i smooth it out now? i know the soap trick for when you apply it... can i use a thick hobby paint as a filler and a razor blade to trim? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    the product at hand is black RTV.
     
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    My question is, Is it sandable?

    My friend did this, but with a body filler compound, and it looks awesome.
     
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    use some glazing putty (like bondo but finer) and sand it smoov.
     
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    ill just have to slice some of the top off for that. great idea. then i can paint it up afterwards.


    anyone know how i can paint the chrome trim ring on these guages?? i cant get the ring off to paint it seperately.
     
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    mask it really well with tape and use a razor blade to cut along the outside of the ring then scuff it with a 3m pad and spray it.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    Coat it in CF....yooooo
     
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    when the second vent hole dries, i will be using glazing puddy... illl sand it down and smooth.... then insert and wire up the guages!
     
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    i put a layer of it on 2 nights ago... but does it ever dry? <_<
     
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    pics not working....
     
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    they work now. rpr was down for a few days due to excess bandwidth.
     
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    sand paper is useless if its still mushy.
     
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    butter knife?.....hehe
     
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    well, if its not dry when i wake up, its all coming off in favor of bondo-plastic. atleast the other silicon will be dry and i can finish it all up nice.
     
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    fuck it. this is how it went into the car.

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    some of the lovely sabrina modeling behind it.
     
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    hey...if it works, it doesnt matter how it looks y0 LOL....
     
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    function over form imo.
     
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    Why don't you make a carbon fiber bezel for the gauges? Or from a thin sheet of black plastic or metal?
     
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    too much work for now! hehe.
     
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