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

the different colour gold door does not mean the plating is any 
better/worse or thicker.

it is near impossible to get an exact match as all gold will have 
some impurities which affect colour.
perhaps the only way would be to do several test pieces of different 
batches of gold and pick the closest.
gues would cost a small fortune though as a test piece needs to be 
reasonable size to judge colour accurately.
or perhaps check using electronic equipement which measures the 
reflected light. (can't remember what called).



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "D Nieves" <d_nieves@...> wrote:
> Wouldn't the darker door be indicative of extra gold plating?  
Therefore if
> should fare better than the rest of the car?  Speaking of plating, 
I found a
> picture of a DeLorean that was so buffed and polished it looked 
> plated (Deloreans -amazing cars!).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of
> conundrum1984
> Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 9:59 AM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [DML] Replica
> 20105's panels were plated at the same time as the first two 
> they were actually a spare set of panels for the first two incase 
> something happened to them.  Well, nothing happened because 4300 
> 4301 were never driven.  Except for the passenger side door, they 
> did not have that one in gold when building 20105.  So they plated 
> another door and the gold plating on this one is actually darker.  
> don't know how the gold on that door would hold up compared to the 
> rest of the panels.  But looking at it you can definately tell it 
> different.  Also, if I remember correctly, I believe 20105 
> has the rough pontoon surface of the early cars.  But don't hold 
> on that.
> Matt
> VIN: 2953
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "cbl1739" <cbl302@> 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 
> > was told the two orignal gold plated Deloreans were done in a 
> simular 
> > fashion as a cheap gold watch,meaning that even rubbing against 
> > gold plated delorean,can cause possible $$$$ imperfections,that 
> > 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 
> 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" 
> > make that car.
> > CBL

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