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Hey Guys,

So my friend Robb contacted me that he has some sticky parts in need of refinishing so he sent them to me. Just got them in and got a few underway.

Here are some before photos.

I'll post the after shots too.
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Robb's vents had the arrow logo still intact enough to measure for reproduction...
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Dave,

The door handles may have been the least exciting aspect of interacting with my car. Man were they just the worst. I am so excited to get these pieces refinished. I think your finish looks very rich and smooth - it will really compliment the F355 interior.

GREAT Arrows on the vent controls.

Looking forward to the process.

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Dave,

The door handles may have been the least exciting aspect of interacting with my car. Man were they just the worst. I am so excited to get these pieces refinished. I think your finish looks very rich and smooth - it will really compliment the F355 interior.

GREAT Arrows on the vent controls.

Looking forward to the process.

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Hey Robb, you do realize they are only stripped in that photo, right?
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I think he realizes but its christmas and hes excited.
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I was referring to the finish of the completed parts Dave has shown for his own car. That is very rich and smooth. Excited to see the final completion.

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Here are Robb's sticky door switch trim
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Mirror triangles, full media blast - both side, not just the exposed side
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Dave do you expect the door handles finish to last a long time. What is your guess, is this a once in an owners budget or are we thnking every ten years.
They look very nice.
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Hi Grant,

It's really a question of wear and tear related to usage. I feel they will last a long time.
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Robb's Mirror Triangles - inside and out.

The insides get mild corrosion and I believe in media blasting these and finishing BOTH sides, inside and out.
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Robb's window switches refinished. I took these apart, removed the sticky coating, refinished and reassembled. I made a tool to reassemble.

I will always do these by disassembling them to get a quality piece.

I will add though, the raw plastic part is not the greatest since it's so small (not a great molded part)
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Dave, what do you do about the icons on these switches? Do you mask over the originals, or have them printed onto a clear adhesive sheet, or ??

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Dave, what do you do about the icons on these switches? Do you mask over the originals, or have them printed onto a clear adhesive sheet, or ??
Hi John,

They are separate parts that I remove. After I clean and refinish the switches, I clean those and then reinstall as part of the assembly of the switch.

The only parts I will refinish assembled will be the vents. I'd rather not, but they are tricky to get apart and the plastic is too old to flex and the risk of damage is too high. But, the switches come apart easy and to reassembly only takes a few minutes.
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The only parts I will refinish assembled will be the vents. I'd rather not, but they are tricky to get apart and the plastic is too old to flex and the risk of damage is too high.
They pop right apart easily, you just have to maneuver them a certain way.
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They pop right apart easily, you just have to maneuver them a certain way.
I've taken the vents apart completely and it's not that simple. I'm sure it's the same reason you don't disassemble to refinish them.
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I've taken the vents apart completely and it's not that simple. I'm sure it's the same reason you don't disassemble to refinish them.
It is simple if you know how to maneuver the vents correctly, takes time to learn it. They do not just "pop" out, they need turned a certain direction and pressure applied the other direction and the slats come right apart. We dis assemble plenty of them, some need it and some don't. Depending on how bad the sticky coating is. I'd say we dis assemble 50% for further cleaning before painting. I didn't know how to dis assemble them when I first started either, but after doing about 500 of them, it becomes fairly easy.
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