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Post  jsesere Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:17 am

I'm restoring  for resale a Baja Bug that has non stock tires on it. I have a set of
Cox Dune Buggy tires and should I put them on or offer them with the deal? Please look at the chrome parts pictured. Should I repaint them with chrome paint or leave the be? Testors makes a pretty good chrome paint.

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Post  cox24711 Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:14 am

paint em they will look great1
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Post  getback Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:19 am

That's kind of a hard call // But you say you are restoring, if you are painting other parts or if its just fine condition the way it is and all that needs is better chrome then I would say paint them as long as it don't make them stand out above the rest of the car ? Eric Small Cox Logo
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Post  crankbndr Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:59 am

I needed to do something to the front axle holders on my Cox Eagle when I was restoring it and wound up using met. silver auto lacquer and a coat of clear.
The adhesion promoter helped the paint stick and looks pretty good.

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Post  Mark Boesen Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:39 pm

Very nice!

Theres some chrome paint (Alclad) that really looks like chrome, but you need to paint it black first, airbrush on the chrome paint and seal with clear.

http://alclad2.com/
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Post  jsesere Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:51 pm

This is way the DB I restored using Testors Chrome spray paint came out. I used my daughters red fingernail polish to paint the red lenses from the inside.
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Post  cox24711 Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:07 pm

wow i ve always wanted one of those very nice job with the paint!
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Post  crankbndr Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:17 pm

Mark Boesen wrote:Very nice!

Theres some chrome paint (Alclad) that really looks like chrome, but you need to paint it black first, airbrush on the chrome paint and seal with clear.

http://alclad2.com/



Thanks for the tip Mark, I'm going to look into Alclad.
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Post  jsesere Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:55 pm

Good info all. What should I do about the tires?
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Post  Cribbs74 Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:52 am

Didn't the bug come with slicks and also Baja tires?
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Post  jsesere Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:33 am

If you mean slicks and Dune Buggy style tires I'm not sure. Does anyone know for sure?
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Post  crankbndr Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:41 am

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Post  jsesere Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:40 pm

All done with the painting. Sticker time. The Bug that has non stock tires on it and I have an extra set of
Cox Dune Buggy tires. Should I put them on or offer them with the deal?
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