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Old 10-09-2017, 11:55 AM   #61
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Re: LHD Seven

The fuel cap was machined as two basic pieces.

Then 6 bolts were made for mounting to the car and a ring added around the lock cylinder.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:34 PM   #62
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I made this little back-up light since I removed the factory ones from the rear fenders. I machined an aluminum housing, bezel and double-lock mounting nut, made a light bulb, and found a lens from the parts box to build it all around. The mounting post is steel.

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Always a pleasure to watch you work!!

Can you describe your acid etching process? I really like the finish it gives to your machined parts.
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I use an old but fine paintbrush to apply the acid, like detail painting, to the desired areas; or if it is the whole part I dunk it in a small cup of it and wait 15-20 seconds then rinse with water. Repeat if necessary.
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The hood and rear panel were painted in similar fashion as the other two-tone pieces; primed in white then masked and the first color applied. In this case the blue went down first.

Then the orange was applied after masking the blue off.

When I did the sides I found it yielded better results to do the white after the blue and orange so I did it that way on these pieces too. Here is the rear with the decals for the blue and black applied on top of the paint.
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Outstanding work, Mark.

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What kind of acid? Are we talking citric or nitric?
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Hydrochloric.
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The rear fenders were painted the basic same way as well… Blue and orange.

The white was applied followed by the dark blue decals, then clear coated.

Clear has been shot on the rear panel and is ready for final buffing.

Same process for the hood and cowl except due to the louvers on the hood being so close to the Gulf logo a light intra-clear was applied that will be sanded out to make the logo smooth under the clear before the final clear is applied.
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Rear panel clear coat has been cut and buffed. Rubber gasket and fuel filler installed…
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