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    I tried this on the other forum with 0 results. So I will try to refrase the question. Some time ago I seen on one of the forums talk about cleaning up the outside body of a carb to make it look new. They mentioned using the same product on the body of the wiper motor. Can't find the tag or remember what they said was used. Any one that can help? What do you do to dress up the motor?
    Thanks.

    John Ratliff

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    quote:Originally posted by John Ratliff

    I tried this on the other forum with 0 results. So I will try to refrase the question. Some time ago I seen on one of the forums talk about cleaning up the outside body of a carb to make it look new. They mentioned using the same product on the body of the wiper motor. Can't find the tag or remember what they said was used. Any one that can help? What do you do to dress up the motor?
    Thanks.
    John Ratliff
    Here's how I did the wiper motor on Stella, the '55 Pres Cp. I use chrome plating and Nu-Cast, cast iron colored paint.


    Jerry Forrester
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    Jerry Forrester
    Forrester's Chrome
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    • #3
      Oh, the joys of owning your own chrome shop!

      Really Jerry, that engine bay is SWEET! What's that breather off of?
      I'm in love! [8D]

      Matthew Burnette
      '59 Scotsman
      '63 Daytona
      Hazlehurst, GA


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      • #4
        A close up view.


        Jerry Forrester
        Be sure to check out my eBay store
        http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME_
        for your shiny Stude stuff
        Jerry Forrester
        Forrester's Chrome
        Douglasville, Georgia

        See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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        • #5
          You didn't chrome the bracket? JERRY!

          nate

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          • #6
            Thanks Jerry, What is Nu-Cast paint? That bay looks nice.

            John Ratliff

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            • #7
              quote:
              Really Jerry, that engine bay is SWEET! What's that breather off of?
              I'm in love! [8D]

              Matthew Burnette
              '59 Scotsman
              '63 Daytona
              Hazlehurst, GA
              The air cleaner is an item that Mr. Gasket Co. used to sell. Been out of production for about 15 years or so. They are pretty aren't they. They only came in aluminum finish. If you wanted it to be pretty, you have to Chrome it!

              Jerry Forrester
              Be sure to check out my eBay store
              http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME_
              for your shiny Stude stuff
              Jerry Forrester
              Forrester's Chrome
              Douglasville, Georgia

              See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by N8N

                You didn't chrome the bracket? JERRY!

                nate

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                Nate, that was Stella, the white & red '55 Pres Cp. I sold her a couple years ago. I am making Leo much nicer. You remember Leo, the red & white '55 Pres HT I got from JDP.

                Jerry Forrester
                Be sure to check out my eBay store
                http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME_
                for your shiny Stude stuff
                Jerry Forrester
                Forrester's Chrome
                Douglasville, Georgia

                See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by John Ratliff

                  Thanks Jerry, What is Nu-Cast paint? That bay looks nice.

                  John Ratliff
                  Thanks John. Nu-Cast is from VHT paints at your FLAPS

                  Jerry Forrester
                  Be sure to check out my eBay store
                  http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME_
                  for your shiny Stude stuff
                  Jerry Forrester
                  Forrester's Chrome
                  Douglasville, Georgia

                  See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                  • #10
                    Actually, I don't think the wiper motor looks that bad as is. Jerry's is MUCH nicer (but then he owns a chrome shop [8D]).

                    Here's mine in my '54...



                    To detail it, you'll have to remove it (not much fun standing on your head under the dash), then just clean it with mineral spirits or some other such solvent. If it is rusty or discolored, you will need to dis assemble it and paint it like Jerry did or with some cadmium type paint.

                    IMHO, "dressing up the motor" is just a matter of detailing the snot out of it. I like the look of just the "machinery" as long as it looks like new. Here's the motor in that '63 Hawk I sold this summer...




                    Dick Steinkamp
                    Bellingham, WA

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                    • #11
                      Dick, I like the look of the wiper motor on your '54. What did you use to finish it?

                      John Ratliff

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by John Ratliff

                        Dick, I like the look of the wiper motor on your '54. What did you use to finish it?
                        Nothin'. It's actually a NOS one from a later 12V Hawk. The stock finish was cadmium plating.

                        The one in the '63 pictured is the same...cad plated. It cleaned up almost as nicely as the NOS one using mineral spirits and a tooth brush. I cheated a little and cleaned up a little rust here and there with some fine steel wool.




                        Dick Steinkamp
                        Bellingham, WA

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                        • #13
                          sure do Jerry, I think I actually drove that car before you bought it. Other than having to do the shifter shuffle, it seemed like quite a nice car. I'm sure it'll be even better when you're done with it!

                          nate

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