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Post  jsesere on Mon 17 Aug 2015 - 3:17

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 on Mon 17 Aug 2015 - 4:14

paint em they will look great1
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Post  getback on Mon 17 Aug 2015 - 9:19

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 on Mon 17 Aug 2015 - 9:59

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 on Mon 17 Aug 2015 - 13:39

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 on Mon 17 Aug 2015 - 13:51

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 on Mon 17 Aug 2015 - 16:07

wow i ve always wanted one of those very nice job with the paint!
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Post  crankbndr on Mon 17 Aug 2015 - 16:17

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 on Mon 17 Aug 2015 - 22:55

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

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

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

Found some photos

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Post  jsesere on Thu 20 Aug 2015 - 21:40

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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