Thinking of adding flames, also still need to paint the arrow on the top.
Neat. looks kinda like a gold leaf like product but sounds easier to apply. What's its product name and where do you find it?
Great idea! We once had a car so thin, some of the boys accused us of having it made out of metal instead of wood. This type of covering would have only reinforced their suspicions.having_wandered wrote:The covering is adhesive backed copper foil.
It came in a 6x11 sheet. I've put a clear topcoat on it to keep the edges from getting peeled up. Definitely a new challenge to work with especially on the complex curves.
P.S. looks cool
Thanks!Noskills wrote:I see you cover the whole car up to the slots. Did you ask about this being considered a bushing in a previous thread? I guess you decided its not. Was it hard to cover the slots without making a sharp edge anywhere?
P.S. looks cool
I ended up spraying a couple coats of clear gloss coat laquer over it, so if the wheel rubs, it is going to rub against a laquer finish, not the metal. So that pretty much eliminated the issue.
The foil is very thin and easily indents so it formed nicely around the slots. I knocked down some of the wrinkles by rolling my xacto knife handle over them, and took care of some with fine sandpaper. I polished the entire car then wiped it down with alcohol before spraying on the clear coat. The edges that were unavoidable were smoothed over by the gloss coat.
I've cut out the slots so they are fully open for inspection, although we don't require the slots.
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