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Discussion in 'Collectables, Literature, & Models' started by Greg G, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. Greg G

    Greg G F1 Rookie

    I know this isnt breaking news, but I finally got my 1:12 Kyosho F40 last month, and the wheels just didnt look great to me. I wanted to see more contrast between the polished and painted portions, so I sent my wheels to a shop that does vacuum chrome plating. When I got them back they looked fantastic. All I had to do was detail the centers with bright aluminum silver paint. I even used a cloth to add fine scour scratches to simulate the look of the polished lips. Much better IMHO.... what do you guys think?
     
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  3. Anteriore

    Anteriore Formula Junior

    Jan 4, 2004
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    Greg,

    The wheels look truly awesome! I also have this great model at home, and just thought the same about the wheels lately. May I ask what you paid for the chroming?

    Best
     
  4. Bimmerista

    Bimmerista Formula 3

    Feb 7, 2004
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    Mike
    Beautiful model!! Its a Euro model too!!
     
  5. Greg G

    Greg G F1 Rookie

    Hi Ramon,
    The plating cost me $20 USD plus postage within USA. I now regret not snapping before/after pix so you cld compare the difference.
     
  6. George H.

    George H. Karting
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    Mar 6, 2004
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    George Hoover
    Greg,

    Those wheels look great! Who is the vendor that did the plating?
     
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  8. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

    Apr 16, 2004
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    wow. it looks very nice, before/after pics would be good though!
     
  9. TheScarletStang

    TheScarletStang Formula Junior

    Feb 7, 2004
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    Sean Salter
    lol the 2nd pic looks real! great job repainting them
     
  10. Badapple

    Badapple Formula Junior

    Nov 20, 2003
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    Phil
    That looks stunning!
     
  11. Greg G

    Greg G F1 Rookie

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