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

On 6/27/06, cbl1739 <cbl302@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.

If someone wanted to do something unusual I imagine a copper plated D would
stand out in a crowd, and not be horribly expensive. Though with copper some
form of clearcoat would be needed to keep it from turning green with
oxidation. A chrome plated D would probably be a funny sight too. Is it
possible to anodize stainless like it is aluminum? I think that might look
neat as well. I guess the outer stainless panel construction of
the deloreans make ideas like this possible, when it'd be a royal pain on
any other car.

I'll quit rambling now. :P

VIN# 3209

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