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    Spraying chrome vents

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    I'm going to pull my side cowlings tomorrow so I can drill some holes and was also thinking of spraying the chrome pieces red like on the above ski. Anyone have a quick guide as to what to use to rub and prep. Also do the rivets have to be drilled out to separate?

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    lets race.... mikeFZR's Avatar
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    I haven't done it personally, but I would scuff the chrome pieces with a red Scotch Brite pad, prime, paint, and clear coat. The trick with painting plastic is to go slow and layer the paint on. Too much in a single coat will cause it to run. Personally, I use Dupli-Color autmotive paint on plastic parts.

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    Krylon fusion for plastic is another great product but as @mikeFZR said the key to painting plastic is to go slow, lot's of patience one layer at a time.

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    Thanks for the tips. Any idea about the rivets? I can get pop/cherry rivets from work but unsure if they would be too strong and crack the plastic. thanks

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    That looks like gomer pyles ski....

    as as other said scotch brite pad or very fine sandpaper to scuff. I did I coat prime, 2 coats base, 3 coats clear on my chrome hood cowling on the vxr. 2 seasons of heavy use and only very minor wear.

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    Pic taken the other day. At least 75 hours on the paint all salt water. Those are salt deposites around the edge in the pic not chips.
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    Not to sure where I got the photo from or who's ski it is. That looks ace stunna.

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    Just relax and enjoy the ride. XLT Chad's Avatar
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    To answer your question on the rivets, Yes. It's easier to drill them out and replace them when your done

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