Re: [DML] Replica
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Re: [DML] Replica

THE major problem with Gold plating a Delorean,is rock chips,and the 
sand blasting effect at speed,from dust and debris,and from what I 
was told the two orignal gold plated Deloreans were done in a simular 
fashion as a cheap gold watch,meaning that even rubbing against a 
gold plated delorean,can cause possible $$$$ imperfections,that is 
the reason no one was allowed near/or to touch the orignal Gold 
plated Deloreans,and special gloves,and overcoats had to be worn,when 
in contact with one of the gold plated cars,in a nutshell unless you 
are related to Bill Gates,and can afford to replate,every so 
often,when the plating starts wearing off,(and it will,if driven/used)
it is just not worth it. On 20105 I am not sure of the quality of the 
gold plating,but assume it was done to a better degree than the 
orignal two factory cars,even tho they used the "spare panels" to 
make that car.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Chris Murley" <qumefox@...> wrote:
> On 6/26/06, gbsdelorean <gbsdelorean@...> wrote:
> >
> > A real project car?.
> > I have been reading about the two (or is it 4?) DeLorean's that 
> > gold plated, the thought occurred to try and replicate the feat.  
I am
> > sure the price would be astronomical to try and duplicate, but 
> > to obtain an original one is almost impossible.  Has anyone 
> > looked into the possibility?
> > I know some will say it is heresy to even consider producing a
> > replica, but then, what about making a replica of the BTTF car?
> > Let's see - with gold plating going for $1.20 per square inch?
> It's possible to do I guess. Probably cheaper than buying one of the
> existing gold cars as well. But the real question is why would 
anyone want
> to? Doing so would very nearly render the car uninsurable for 
anything other
> than a display item, at least for new value with the gold plating. 
I guess I
> just don't see the point of having a car you can't drive.  It might 
be neat
> if your filthy rich and allready have a garage full of D's just 
> there. But then again, if you were rich enough to do this, it 
> wouldn't be much of a project, as you'd most likly be paying 
someone else to
> do all the work anyway.
> Just my two cents.
> Chris
> VIN #3209
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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