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I hasn't even been 24hours but I just could not stand it. I'll let you guess the before pics... :lol
 

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The wheels and front grille look a LOT sharper! Nice work. :nicejob :nicejob

Is there a driver's side mirror somwhere?
 

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Making that small investment pay off in a big way :cheers
Great work :nicejob
 

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StygianMax said:
Is there a driver's side mirror somewhere?
Unfortunately, no :crying I'll have to figure out something for that one...

Thank you all for the heads up.
 

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Great work Maestro! :cheers Side mirrors you could take off a Hot Wheels Testarossa or F512M :giggle
 

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BVR said:
Great work Maestro! :cheers Side mirrors you could take off a Hot Wheels Testarossa or F512M :giggle
I have just finished making a mold from my Hot Wheels 512M mirrors :lol
Great minds think alike...
 

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road warrior said:
great work as always :cheers

how'd you fix up the front lights???
:thanks

The front light assembly comes in 2 parts, the grille (chrome) and the clear front. They overlap in the middle so that the chrome piece becomes the background to the clear part (lights).

1. strip the chrome off the grille area, leaving the sides chromed.

2. once stripped, refine the grille if you want to with some files, Xacto and sandpaper

3. paint the grille area satin black (as on the real car)

4. cover the entire front of the clear part with black enamel, go back over the headlight portion with some paint thinner and remove the black only from the raised "glass" areas. You should be left with a piece that has been blackwashed.
The only reason I painted the entire thing is because the rest of the clear part needs to be black as well.

5. use some transparent orange over the corner signal

6. put it all together and... Voila! :cheers
 
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