Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Appearance

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 04-06-2009, 12:14 AM
Bellinghamster's Avatar
Bellinghamster Bellinghamster is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Boat: 1978 Stars and Stripes, PCM 351 (60hrs)
Location: Northwest WA
Posts: 175
sparkles now shine (metalflake salvation)

The metalflake stripe on my '78 S&S had oxidized so badly that the flakes were exposed on the surface and it was no longer possible to bring back any gloss, so I decided to lay on a protective (and glossy) coating over top to protect the flakes. I wetsanded carefully one last time (400 then 600 grit), masked everything, then sprayed on 4 coats of automotive 2 part urethane. I can't believe how well it restored the sparkle of the flakes, as well as the color! Hopefully having the protective coating will prevent any further degradation of the original surface, and will keep it glossy for years to come. New vinyl (correct font, finally!) to be cut and applied shortly.

Before and after pics (it looks better in real life):
Attached Images
    
Reply With Quote
 

Tags
gloss, metalflake, restoration, shine

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:47 AM.