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Rocket Man's 2008 Bagged CC Silverado Build AKA "THE MACHINE"

Discussion in 'Under Construction' started by Rocket Man, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Rocket Man

    Rocket Man Build It Better Supporting Member

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    That was ALMOST. I just entered expert level today. The tiny chrome bits between the small buttons were on a part that was glued down at the ends so I broke them off and will use my solvent glue to melt them back on. The pieces are soaking in muriatic acid and when it eats the chrome off ( in a week or so from my experience) I will paint and reassemble. :driver:

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    Straight muriatic acid or is it diluted? I used some when trying to strip the adhesive foam off of the de-clads. Had it diluted at first and ended up trying it straight. Even then it didn't do shit. Ended up using a gel paint stripper from Tractor Supply. That stuff was bad ass!
     
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    It’s labeled 31.45% ? So I’m guessing it’s already diluted. It took a week at least on the interior door handles but eventually it worked. This is the spare escutcheon so I have plenty of time. So far, in a day, it hasn’t done shit on these pieces.
     
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    Did a quick search and thought this was pretty interesting.
     
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    Yeah I’ve seen that video before. I have tried Super Clean and all I can say is that chrome on models must be way thinner than anything on vehicle plastic parts, because that’s something that I left a part in for 2 weeks with nothing to show for it except it was real clean. If muriatic acid isn’t having much effect I can imagine what Super Clean will do. I have also seen them using Easy Off Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner with the same results, instantaneously, and I have also tried that with zero results. I’m thinking the plastic on models can pretty much be removed with anything.
     
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    Chrome plating on models damned-near flakes off if you pinch it too hard. Many color schemes were switched up mid-build due to this. I wish I had the time and place to build some models again. I was one of those that made spark plug wires from stranded copper wire and glued them in their proper firing order on the distributor cap.
     
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    I just got word that I might be laid off for awhile so I opted for another project that I’ve been putting off. I just ordered the Airlift 3H air management system so I can move into the latest tech. I’ll be cancelling/ returning the gauges since I won’t need them, I’ll have all 4 corners and tank pressure read outs on the controller plus through Bluetooth on my phone. It’s a sweet system. It has ride height sensors too.

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    That's what @yates ™ would tell you to do. I already had part of my Accuair setup so I went with the e-level.
     
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    Prepares for possible unemployment by stocking up on things to pass the extra free time rather than conserving funds until re-employment. You, sir, are doin it right! :thumbsup:
     
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    Yeah, I remembered back when he was telling me about it, but back then he could get me a good deal. I asked him yesterday but he can’t do that anymore so I bought it from my own company, Amazon. Yes I own stock lmao.
     
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