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Cleaning my Spiders

Discussion in 'RS3 Forum (8P Chassis)' started by Mr_Freeze, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Mr_Freeze

    Mr_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Ita Saturday afternoon and the sun's shinning, so i thought its time to give the Spiders a little TLC.

    Such engineering as this should never be allowed to deteriorate away.

    First, a little application of Autosol:-

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    Then a little elbow grease:-

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    Beauty such as this should never be hidden. And as for painting them, well thats just a crime. (you know who you are)
    :yes:
     
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  3. Kelza

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    Hmmm... I'm torn between the two! Love them both!
     
  5. Mr_Freeze

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    Hi Kelza,
    Didn't know that you had done this!
    Can't say I prefer it to mine as in my original comment, however i have considered painting all the rough finish inner edges and leaving the outer polished edges as is. Now that might look cool.

    Ps what paint did you use, is it POR 15?
     
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    Neil he must of painted his car to match the Red painted spiders {his car is White}:uhm:, and yes I know who I am Lol.
     
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    Not sure tbh I got this off the net a while ago mate :)
     
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    That's good work Kelza: must be powder-coated, well done...

    And your's Neil, a lot of time and effort but well worth it, good job
     
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    Thanks John,
    So what do you think, would it be possible to paint the inner rough edges whilst keeping the outer polished surface untouched, with the famous POR 15?
    I know it would be hard work, but would the paint edge well?
     
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    YES Neil, that will most certainly work and allow you to continue polishing the machined face of the spider. And I will be doing exactly the same later in the year.

    While the 'clear' POR-15 remains 'fast' to those rough-edges/areas, it is now lifting off the polished machined face and that is no surprise, as I didn't attempt to 'etch' the machined surface before applying a light coat of 'clear' POR-15.
     
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    God that looks good !!

    Kinda wish I hadn't painted mine in POR-15 silver now, should've just polished 'em.
     
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    If you didn't etch Sean then it will peel/lift off, however, if you did etch then my advice would be to chose a suitable summer afternoon; pick a quiet spot shaded in warm sunshine, with the dog alongside, and polish away... :cool:
     

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