Re: [DML] Gold Cars
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Re: [DML] Gold Cars



On 6/30/06, D Nieves <d_nieves@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> How much gold would be needed to plate a single DeLorean?  Since it's
> atomized and the layer of gold is so thin I would think a few
> ounces(?).  If
> someone where crazy enough to drive it, what kind of wax would they use to
> protect the finish (from rubbing off)?  Couldn't they have made a gold
> fleck
> paint on the nose/tail to match the gold plating?  I'm so used to the grey
> and black DeLorean interior the brown/tan interior on the gold plated cars
> and the prototypes look a little bit weird.
>
> Here's an interesting project (may have been done already) build a kit to
> retrofit HIDs onto a DeLorean.
>
> DNieves
> 1986 RX7
> 2006 Civic Si


Platings like that are typically really thin, so not alot. About all that
could be done to keep it from wearing off eventually is to clearcoat it with
something, and i'm not sure there is really anything that would stick well
to the plating. Maybe some of the clear powercoats.

As far as the HID conversion, it's allready been done, and is available.
http://www.delorean-parts.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DPNW&Product_Code=K3001DP&Category_Code=9450

I'll probably put one in my own D whenever I progress far enough to need
headlights..

Chris
VIN #3209
http://badger.brazi.net/index.pl/delorean


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