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So it took some time... (But very cheap.)

I finished my custom marble fuel door.

It started life as stock, all chrome, Willie G fuel door. Dash was also stock chrome with stock insert.

Total investment under 20 bucks.

Turned into this:

Love it or hate it?
 

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Looks good. You colored it in with a Shapie ?
 

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It looks like you did a good job.
 

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Very cool! Details, we need details.
I followed the thread on here on how to paint chrome. I first taped off the ring outside the skull thats still chrome. I taped it heavily. Rectangular tape does not like to tape cicles hAha, it took a very long time and mannny small peices of tape.

So then I did the proper cleaning, cross hatch sanding with pad, more cleaning, etc etc that's all listed in Chainsaws old sticky on how to paint chrome.

Then I sprayed the whole thing with 3 light coats of self etching primer. Then I sprayed 3 coats of red paint. Let it dry good.

Then I taped off the center skull. Heavily. But don't get tape residue on it. I used newspaper under the tape so I didn't get painted area sticky.

Then I sprayed a pretty thick coat of black over the outside ring. As soon as you spray it, take a piece of saran wrap and lay it over it. Gently but quickly touch the saran wrap with your fingers in no pattern, then remove it right away. It will lift some of the black paint with it.

Then grab another piece of saran wrap right away (clean) and wad it up.

Use it to dab anywhere you want more red (or whatever colors you choose.)

Let part dry.

Then I verrrrrry lightly wet sanded it to smooth it up some. 1000 grit paper. Very lightly.

Be sure to keep finger prints off it throughout the entire process.

Then I untaped the skull and sprayed 4 coats of clear coat over the whole thing.

Then I sharpied in the eyes and nose of the skull.

I did the same process with the dash but I just left it gloss black. The dash insert I got off eBay for 6 bucks. I'm undecided if I like it yet. The yellow and red clash a little bit. It may, or may not get changed in the future.

Its pretty easy to do, just takes a lot of steps an waiting for things to dry. I don't mind that this time of year though! Best of all its really cheap to do.
 

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I used the same process to paint these small skull medallions that go in my black zombie levers.

I re did them 4 times. Still not happy with how they turned out, but they look good from 2 feet away anyway so I'm leaving them for now.

They originally come chrome as well.
 

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Looks good, nice work!
 

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I like that. The small details makes a difference.
 

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Looks good
 

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Thanks guys.

Q hog - im liking it. How'd you do your small areas?
 

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I've learned that the small details makes the biggest difference, at least to me.
 

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very cool, unique....making it your own it's what it's all about :D
 

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That is really cool and as you stated....DIFFERENT, making it your own is what its all about. Good job.
 

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I like it. Different and unique!
 
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