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  1. #1 Aluminium Suspension Covers 
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    Hi all

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    I have just finished painting the fibreglass bits and have decided to keep all aluminium bits as they are.

    The only issue for me is the fibreglass suspension covers.

    Has anyone ever had them made up in aluminium?

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    Adrian
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    You have probably got it covered but just in case - make sure you cover the aluminium with some sort of clear etched primer and then several coats of a suitable topcoat. If you don't you will very soon end up with an oxidised (powdery) surface. How about some hot-rod flames emanating from he cowl

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith_h View Post
    You have probably got it covered but just in case - make sure you cover the aluminium with some sort of clear etched primer and then several coats of a suitable topcoat. If you don't you will very soon end up with an oxidised (powdery) surface. How about some hot-rod flames emanating from he cowl

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    Thinking outside the box, if you go down to the hardware shop in Cosy Corner (Hazlemere) he carries a huge range of baking tins - you might well find something with a double flange that you could adapt
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    Yep, will do

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith_h View Post
    You have probably got it covered but just in case - make sure you cover the aluminium with some sort of clear etched primer and then several coats of a suitable topcoat. If you don't you will very soon end up with an oxidised (powdery) surface. How about some hot-rod flames emanating from he cowl

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    Spray them with a matching silver paint.
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    That's what I thought but the misses said it will look rubbish.

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  7. #7 Re: Aluminium Suspension Covers 
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    Hi Adrian
    If you want an Aluminium look to the suspension covers, have you considered an Aluminium self adhesive wrap?

    I've just had a quick look and came across :
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silver-St...frcectupt=true

    If this sort of thing is of interest, research your options as this was just a quick search for you.
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    Not a bad idea, will give me a cheap way of looking to see if it looks OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ye Ol Ripper View Post
    Hi Adrian
    If you want an Aluminium look to the suspension covers, have you considered an Aluminium self adhesive wrap?

    I've just had a quick look and came across :
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silver-St...frcectupt=true

    If this sort of thing is of interest, research your options as this was just a quick search for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by listerjp2 View Post
    Not a bad idea, will give me a cheap way of looking to see if it looks OK.

    Adrian
    I've got a heat gun 'designed to work with' vinyl wrap you can borrow if you need to. I've also got some left over wrap in dark green if you want a test piece first.

    Maybe you should pop over one evening with one of the panels, we can see if it works.

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    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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  10. #10 Re: Aluminium Suspension Covers 
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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    I've got a heat gun 'designed to work with' vinyl wrap you can borrow if you need to. I've also got some left over wrap in dark green if you want a test piece first.

    Maybe you should pop over one evening with one of the panels, we can see if it works.

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    Will do. Will give you a bell over the weekend

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