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Old 08 Aug 2004, 08:44 pm
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My shift ball had a few scuffs/chips so I removed all of the silver paint and want to paint it with something better than the cheesy paint DC specified. The ball seems to be a hard rubber? What have you modders used to paint your balls...ummm...I mean your shift balls.
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I foiled mine! using some craft foil kits, then some clear gloss acrylic spray paint... not sure what color I wanted so I bought a few extra and foiled em all... the copper color is the most eye catching, but the gold seems to go with the interior more...
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I foiled mine! using some craft foil kits, then some clear gloss acrylic spray paint... not sure what color I wanted so I bought a few extra and foiled em all... the copper color is the most eye catching, but the gold seems to go with the interior more...
Looks great! Smart idea...[?]
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I wasn't sure how durable the whole thing would be, but have it on for a few months now with no problems... of course mine is an automatic, though. The other thing is I wish the foil came in other colors beside gold, copper and silver. A metallic blue or red would be great, especially for the electric blue owners, etc.
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Old 09 Aug 2004, 11:32 pm
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Those look really good. And neatly done. How'd you make the top edge of the foil so even all around the knob? And what holds the foil to the knob? Just curious, nice job.[?]
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Very nice Curruzr!! I'm also curious how you got the top edge so nice around the button hole. I had thought CF would be nice done sort of in the same way. That would be much more complicated than the foil though. Messier too!! Still, might be nice if done correctly. Now...if only I could find someone to do it correctly...
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the foil kit comes with a glue base, and sheets of foil. You apply the glue (I wanted a texture so I used a small brush, but there may be some spray glues out there you could probably use for a smoother surface) and then you lay the sheet of foil on the glue and rub it on. So the top edge was easy to do, I just kept the glue off the inside edge. I got the idea from my wife who had some of the foil for doing christmas ornaments. Here is a link to a kit (I didn't buy it from here, but it has a good description of the kits) http://www.bargainmonkey.com/proddtl/PId/1806694/
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Old 10 Aug 2004, 02:23 pm
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Thanks Curruzr.
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oh, I forgot to mention that after I foiled, I sprayed about ten coats of clear acrylic on it, as I think just the foil would not have been durable enough)
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