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Grille finish 71-73
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(08-12-2017, 09:21 AM)JD79 Wrote:
(08-12-2017, 08:08 AM)OMS Wrote: When talking to Daniel Carpenter about the look of the 73 grilles.
He said they needed to be painted for UV protection.

Does this mean they use a different type of plastic compared to the original? The Daniel Carpenter version looks different because the plastic is very shiny. When I look on eBay at the NOS version ,it looks semi gloss.

That just sounds weird. How many of our cars have original grills and how many still have original paint. Paint does not last as long as plastic, lol. I would expect he uses ABS which is what the original was and is very cheap material. If you change materials shrinkage can change and then nothing fits. Black ABS has it's on UV resistance light colors do not. Your sewer pipes that are black are the same material. I actually use the plumbing glue for ABS to do repairs.
Will have to go over to Carpenters shop when at Charlotte in Sept. and check it out. He probably sent mold to China to run like the tail lights.
It will be a pain to try and get the honeycomb painted even and not get puddles and runs. Many light coats and rattle can is pretty much out you need lots of control to spray complicated shapes.

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(08-12-2017, 10:36 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote:
(08-12-2017, 09:21 AM)JD79 Wrote:
(08-12-2017, 08:08 AM)OMS Wrote: When talking to Daniel Carpenter about the look of the 73 grilles.
He said they needed to be painted for UV protection.

Does this mean they use a different type of plastic compared to the original? The Daniel Carpenter version looks different because the plastic is very shiny. When I look on eBay at the NOS version ,it looks semi gloss.

That just sounds weird. How many of our cars have original grills and how many still have original paint. Paint does not last as long as plastic, lol. I would expect he uses ABS which is what the original was and is very cheap material. If you change materials shrinkage can change and then nothing fits. Black ABS has it's on UV resistance light colors do not. Your sewer pipes that are black are the same material. I actually use the plumbing glue for ABS to do repairs.
Will have to go over to Carpenters shop when at Charlotte in Sept. and check it out. He probably sent mold to China to run like the tail lights.
It will be a pain to try and get the honeycomb painted even and not get puddles and runs. Many light coats and rattle can is pretty much out you need lots of control to spray complicated shapes.

I can imagine it will be difficult to paint the honeycomb structure! That is why I am considering to buy a NOS grille and keep the Daniel Carpenter part as a spare...  
If I have time next week, I will take some photo's of the Daniel Carpenter version so we have something to compare ...
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