Re: [DML] License Plate Holder Frame
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Re: [DML] License Plate Holder Frame

Hi Scot.  When you say "rough fiish", I'm not sure of you're referring to the texture or if you're actually seeing some of the fiberglass strands sticking through the surface.  Generally I've found the Delorean's fiberglass quality to be pretty poor.  (Pinholes, thin gelcoat, poor resin saturation, etc.)  Then, as the already poor surface degrades further, the paint becomes dull.  If you think you're seeing fiberglass strands on the surface, you'll want to sand it LIGHTLY with something like a 320 grit, then apply several coats of a sandable primer ("Hi-build" type if you can get it), then sand and paint.

For such a small part, the Krylon Semi-Gloss Black will work fine.  (Flat Black can often dry with a "chalky" appearance.)

Also, note: as the original paints get dull, many owners slather them in Armor All, Back to Black, or (insert your favorite silicone product here).  This is important because paint won't stick to silicone so you will have to clean THOROUGHLY to remove the residue or you will get "fish-eyes" in your paint.  Even after cleaning, you'll probably see some in your primer.  If you do, sand again and re-prime.  Once you don't get fish-eyes in the primer, do a final sand and then apply your paint.

Good Luck!
VIN 2650 ("Project Delorean")

----- Original Message ----
From: Scot Stern <Scotstern@xxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2007 6:21:25 PM
Subject: [DML] License Plate Holder Frame

Doe anyone know how to refinish the license plate holder frame? Mine 
needs to be repainted or something to return it to black. It seems to 
have a rough finish so I am afraid to just paint it. Is there a 
special paint?



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