I could have, but the whole reason for taking the photo was for the phone background. I'll be doing actual shots of it in the upcoming weeks when the temperature drops some and I can do a full detail on it without dying.... and, you couldn't shoot it twice?
By the way, it does look nice.
+1. I wanted the carbon fiber texture to set it apart from the dipped grille.nice job. I did it with a faux carbon-fiber tape.
Red stuff is REALLY hard to make sun-resistant for color fade. Coca-cola cans end up bleached white and Pepsi blue in only a few months.I used red vinyl carbon fiber for my emblems and they looked good for awhile, then faded and I was finding I had to redo it every 6 months. Now I have chrome tape on my emblem and it holds up better. I have a the white diamond tricoat.
Thanks for the input there. I may just do crazy masking and get it exactly to the edge.That's going to be a tough one. You'll have the carefully cut around the emblem before pulling the excess dip. There's not enough of a gap there. I tried...... got frustrated and gave up. I may go vinyl later, but for now I just ignore it.
Masking is easy if you have an old bed sheet or two.
That's a method I have yet to try. I've heard you have to pull the tape shortly after the last coat while it's still soft. Else the edges come up with the tape (that part I have seen).Thanks for the input there. I may just do crazy masking and get it exactly to the edge.
You are 100% correct on that. I pull the tape usually within 30 seconds of the final coat being sprayed.That's a method I have yet to try. I've heard you have to pull the tape shortly after the last coat while it's still soft. Else the edges come up with the tape (that part I have seen).
For me, on the grille it's holding up well for a few years now. The sun dulls the finish a bit but it's no big deal.How's the durability when washing the car etc?