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Shaved Doors and tailgate

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Shaved Doors and tailgate
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 31, 2004 9:48 PM
Coolim new to this and i was wondering how do i shaved my door handles? Thanks
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 31, 2004 9:55 PM
couple of way's. For one i take a Knive and cut it off just before hitting the door then take sand paper and take it rest of the way down to where it is smooth and you can not tell it was there. I do this also to all the chrome and door's and key hole's. Name plate's. So on most of my car's are clean look and done this way.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 31, 2004 11:31 PM
thank you sir!
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  • From: Denver
Posted by dag65 on Monday, February 2, 2004 4:48 PM
I usually grind it away with a dremel tool and then fill the hole with whatever putty you use, I find this method prevents the detail from ghosting through the paint
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 2, 2004 11:57 PM
I use one of those wide flat bladed X-Acto blades.


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Posted by scalespeedworks on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 10:36 AM
My experiences in shaving door handles, emblems, etc:

1) If you don't shave it off enough, it'll show up in the final paint job even if it looks like you've removed it all.

2) Shave it too much and you'll need putty to fill the scratches/holes you made. If you don't blend your putty correctly it'll show in the final paint job.

3) Shave it just enough with a file so that it leaves small scratches in the body, and prime/sand/prime/sand, then repeat as necessary until the scratches are gone.

I prefer #3.

Here you can see the holes the primer has filled, where the door handles used to be. It took about 3 coats until it evened out.

Ron http://www.scalespeedworks.com http://public.fotki.com/lauron/rons/model_cars/
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 5:54 PM
yeah #3 is a good one to thanks for the advice

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