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Projects Custom cast Mercury caps

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by fourspd2quad, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. 53 ford
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    1933 Chevrolet built a Mercury, one year only. Harley
     
  2. fourspd2quad
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    Olskool you really did those caps justice with the polishing work!
    I am thinking about doing another version without the wings for those who want a smoother look.
     
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  3. Barn Find
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    from Missouri

  4. Ralph Moore
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    That's what I'm talking about! Olskool how did you go about that? I have a buffer for polishing, but what wheel and grit of rouge did you use?


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  5. I used a palm sander with various grit paper, 400, 600, 800, 1000,1500,2000. being careful not to press to hard around the face. Now in all honestly, I did use a flat file in some areas to knock down some high spots before sanding. Once I finished sanding I used White Diamond alum polish and rubbed it on the cap and then began working it, in about a 2" area at a time with a table top mounted grinder with a buffing wheel on it. It went very fast. No rouge used, only aluminum polish.
     
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  6. laneracing
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    Greg Lane here from The POLISH SHOP In Central City Iowa I have a custom metal polishing shop and i would like to offer you some polishing on your aluminum caps If you have see on here im the one thats making the surfer,gasser scoops out of casted aluminm Please give me a call 3196-310-4155
     
  7. fourspd2quad
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    Here is my latest V8 cast hubcap design. I found a pic online of an old cast cap that I thought looked cool but the hub is for a much smaller wheel. I designed a larger version of it that like the Mercury will fit 32-35 ford and Kelsey wire wheels. Check it out.
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  8. 54reno
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    I was on the fence of ordering the Merc caps. You just put me over the edge with the V8 caps. I want a set.
     
  9. b-bob
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    I think the wire wheel crowd could use another cap besides the re-pros available.
     
  10. Ralph Moore
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    I started on mine, using a buffing wheel and fine sand paper. Still aways to go, but much better looking. [​IMG]


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  11. fourspd2quad
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    IMG_2974.JPG IMG_2973.JPG IMG_2967.JPG IMG_2971.JPG Here is my latest design I just completed today.
     
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