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paintim613
12-24-2009, 02:34 PM
The chrome is excellent while the gold dog dish is pretty faded and/or gone with age.

Any advice on restoring the gold?

Tim-Custom '53 Starlight aka The Studebird in Yuma, AZ

jimmijim8
12-24-2009, 02:46 PM
Buy the tinted clear from Studebaker International. Buff the centers properly with some sort of buffing compound or no less than rubbing compound. Use some type of buffer pad or wheel on a drill no less. After real shiny, {might as well buff the whole wheel cover} wash thoroughly with soapy water. Rinse,dry, and then wipe with prep solvent. Tack rag and then paint at bout 70 degrees or a bit warmer. No less. jimmijim

Stude Junkie+++++++Do it right the f$$$$ Time. Never mind. Just do it right. When youre done your done. You'll know it.

studegary
12-24-2009, 03:00 PM
VHT Metal Tint #SP-233 Gold (spray lightly).

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer