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Dash paint and chrome paint

Postby 71GTKammback » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:07 am

Just painted this monza dash with sem firethorn red. Matches the original very well. Touched up with a chrome marker pen that looks factory.
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Re: Dash paint and chrome paint

Postby kgroombr » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:44 am

Looks great. Was it originally firethorn? My firethorn instrument cluster is cracked and has some holes drilled in it. Been looking for a replacement, but find every color but firethorn. Thought about dying one of them.

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Re: Dash paint and chrome paint

Postby 71GTKammback » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:15 pm

I have the original firethorn dash. Same color as this black one now is. It is the dash without tach and gauges but in very good condition. The SEM paint goes on perfectly and look factory.
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Re: Dash paint and chrome paint

Postby 71GTKammback » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:19 pm

Here is the chrome-ish touch up pen. Worked very well.
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Re: Dash paint and chrome paint

Postby marco_1978_spyder » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:56 pm

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Re: Dash paint and chrome paint

Postby cjbiagi » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:25 pm

Very nice job, detailing the chrome edge goes a long way to getting the dash to look correct. I have done the same to mine many years ago and have also suggested it to many owners of cars I have judged over the years. I also used Krylon, yours looks a little different than the pen I have. How close to "chrome" is it? Or does it look more like silver?
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Re: Dash paint and chrome paint

Postby 71GTKammback » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:14 pm

It is very close. Close enough that you can put it next to the original chrome and have to look hard to find the difference. The wide applicator helps it go on perfectly. Well worth 9 bucks
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Re: Dash paint and chrome paint

Postby cjbiagi » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:47 pm

Can you post a pic of the tip?
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Re: Dash paint and chrome paint

Postby Monza Harry » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:18 pm

I am interested in this as well. :popcorn: Thanx for sharing! :D :th: Harry
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Re: Dash paint and chrome paint

Postby 71GTKammback » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:03 am

You press down on the tip on paper and it flows onto the tip. Did an amazing job of staying stable and laying down sharp edges. Never too much paint. Never thought it would work this well.
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Re: Dash paint and chrome paint

Postby cosvega76 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:30 am

I guess you could truly say that is a "restoration tip"!

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Re: Dash paint and chrome paint

Postby monzacoupe » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:15 pm

For those who can't find one of these, I used a chrome Sharpie and was happy with the job it did.

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Re: Dash paint and chrome paint

Postby leander » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:22 am

Looks good. Any important prep you did before painting the dash?
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