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 Post subject: Painting hub cap centers
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:24 am 
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This isn't a quick job and even though I felt I really took my time I think a little more painstaking masking and a better paint color selection would have produced something more like original. However, this isn't a car destined for a high dollar resale (if I ever sell it at all).

The process involves four steps, one for each section. I started out with the black inverted V. I cut most of the bristles from a small paint brush. The silver dots were coated with a thin layer of bearing grease using the brush. A picture of the brush and applied grease will come a little later in the thread.

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The next day the blue triangle. Masking the straight edges is basic. Grease on the lion.

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The next day the red triangle. Procedure the same.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:29 am 
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From there the most time consuming part. The circles. I laid a piece of tape and using a ball point ink pen drew in the edges of the outside circle and the shield. Grease was applied to the FORD.

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Painted

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Greasy paint removed with a tooth pick.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:35 am 
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Finished product.

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I used a shield from the hood as my sample for paint colors. I chose Duplicolor BFM0378 Sonic Blue Pearl and Duplicolor BFM0306 Cardinal Red, which are colors from that era. If I have the inclination to do it again I might look for a more metallic red paint.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:45 pm 
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Very nice attention to detail.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:50 pm 
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Thanks.

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