The Christine Car Club

Not a member of the CCC? Come on in and register...membership is FREE!


Dedicated To The Restoration And Maintenance Of The 1957-1958 Plymouth
 
HomeCalendarFAQUsergroupsRegisterLog in
Happy Anniversary CCC!
Latest topics
» This Will Take Place
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:10 pm by furvedere

» Rear seat Frame
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:09 pm by GG54321

» Frame metal thickness?
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:10 pm by eva_392

» chrome! where to go?
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:53 pm by JAG

» Got Peace?
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:23 pm by goat19642004

» Daily Dose
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:26 pm by 57belv

» Attention Newcomers To The CCC!
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:22 pm by 57belv

» Running dual exhausts without a crossover.
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:50 pm by eva_392

» Wurlitzer Jukebox Model 2510 Project. Any ideas?
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:42 am by Bloodhound1958

» Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:43 pm by Red Devil

John Carpenter Shout Out!
Alexandra Paul Shout Out!
Christine Movie Soundtrack
Youtube Filmscore Mix
Share | 
 

 Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
25tj25
CCC Member
CCC Member
avatar


Posts : 155
Points : 179
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2012-06-04
Age : 44
Location : Victoria, AUSTRALIA

PostSubject: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:02 am

Hi fellow CCC members

I have my grill, headlight buckets, eyebrow moulds, rear taillight surrounds to do .
They have be un anodised if thats a word and repaired but some items a pitted a little and probably not going to polish very well.
I could get them polished and clear anodised regardless which I guess most people do or I could etch, fill and paint a 2PAK finish silver or new chrome.

Just asking what has anyone else done and if they are happy with the results.

at this point I only have to pay for repairs and thenI can do the rest or get them polished and anodised but might be a waste

anyway let me know how you went

thanks
knighty
Back to top Go down
Arnie1964
CCC Member
CCC Member
avatar

"Badass" Poly 318!


Posts : 2514
Points : 3887
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-11-08
Age : 70
Location : NC

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:01 am

Hey Tim. I guess it would have a lot to do with the condition of your parts and what you plan on doing with your Christine. I have already done my headlight pieces. If you look under my restoration section you can see the pic's of them. Mine were not too bad so I polished them up and waxed them to preserve them for now. I am going to use my Christine as a driver so polishing was enough for me. I will clean them up again and clear coat when I put her together. Joe is building a great show car so he is going all the way.

_________________
Back to top Go down
58plym
CCC Member
CCC Member
avatar

Big Block 440 One Bad azz Machine




2009
Posts : 5762
Points : 6577
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 75
Location : Nampa. Idaho

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:36 am

Tim, It has been a while since I have bought any parts, mainly my headlight buckets grille Eyebrows Tallights were all in good shape when I purchased the car. But Things have gotten more scarce and the price has went up. Now if your eyebrows and headlight buckets are in pretty good shape you can polish them out where they look like new or close to new. Tail light s They used to be plentiful and for a fair price. But that was a few years back. Smile

_________________

"THE OLDER I GET THE FASTER
Back to top Go down
318Fins
Administrator
Administrator
avatar




V8 Poly 318


Posts : 1442
Points : 1480
Reputation : 3
Join date : 2011-11-14
Age : 41

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:28 am

Tim its better to anodize or get clean pieces but,in the movie they actually painted many of the aluminum grille trim pieces to keep the glare of set lights down,as well as when they repaired them,it looks close enough to the anozdization and the right silver paint are actually very very close, 98% of people wouldnt even know and in pics nobody would be able to tell ,also these cars also came with metal trim pieces not just aluminum around the eyebrow trim so they even came factory painted on some cars... oh and another thing if you have a clean 57 grille you can convert it to a 58' by swapping the top 1 or 2 bars the rest of the 57 grille is identical ,they come right apart with little bending tabs behind the grille,its far easier tofind a perfect 57' grille than the 58's.
Back to top Go down
58plym
CCC Member
CCC Member
avatar

Big Block 440 One Bad azz Machine




2009
Posts : 5762
Points : 6577
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 75
Location : Nampa. Idaho

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:32 am

Yea Carlos I can remember now, Factory painted Eyebrows, I partede out three 57's a few years back and one of them had the painted metal eyebrows, I was going to get them chromed and put on my 58 but didn.t They are pretty rare. Smile

_________________

"THE OLDER I GET THE FASTER
Back to top Go down
318Fins
Administrator
Administrator
avatar




V8 Poly 318


Posts : 1442
Points : 1480
Reputation : 3
Join date : 2011-11-14
Age : 41

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:40 am

Yeah Bobby the metal ones are rare I missed buying a set for 58' on ebay,the aluminum ones more common but man are they thin ,even in the movie in the Junkins scene where he asks Arnie " I thought this thing was totaled", if you look closely ,the eybrow trim is damaged,on the driver side......
Back to top Go down
58plym
CCC Member
CCC Member
avatar

Big Block 440 One Bad azz Machine




2009
Posts : 5762
Points : 6577
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 75
Location : Nampa. Idaho

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:48 am

318Fins wrote:
Yeah Bobby the metal ones are rare I missed buying a set for 58' on ebay,the aluminum ones more common but man are they thin ,even in the movie in the Junkins where he asks Arnie " I thought this thing was totaled" part when hes questioning , if you look closely ,the eybrow trim is damaged,on the driver side......
I had a senior moment again Carlos Hee! Hee! I know the reason why I didn;t do it because the 57 and 58 are different lol!

_________________

"THE OLDER I GET THE FASTER
Back to top Go down
Big M
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

KNIGHTS ORDER OF THE CCC

ELITE GOLDEN COMMANDO CONTRIBUTOR

Big Block 361



20112016

Posts : 2658
Points : 2677
Reputation : 4
Join date : 2011-11-10
Location : Williams CA

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:28 pm

The hood lip molding and headlight brows, taillight bezels are stamped steel with aluminized paint on all Plaza series cars, including the Silver Specials, and entry level wagon.

All others used anodized aluminum for these parts. Alcoa Aluminum was promoted in much of the early advertising on these cars, as they were forerunners in using aluminum for trim rather than stainless or plated potmetal.

---John

_________________
In Rust, We Trust.
Back to top Go down
JAG
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

1st LIEUTENANT OF THE KNIGHTS ORDER OF THE CCC

ELITE GOLDEN COMMANDO CONTRIBUTOR
506/ 505hp Viper V10



2015
Posts : 5111
Points : 5108
Reputation : 4
Join date : 2011-11-18
Age : 31
Location : Syracuse NY

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:37 pm

318Fins wrote:
Yeah Bobby the metal ones are rare I missed buying a set for 58' on ebay,the aluminum ones more common but man are they thin ,even in the movie in the Junkins where he asks Arnie " I thought this thing was totaled" part when hes questioning , if you look closely ,the eybrow trim is damaged,on the driver side......

very cool carlos now i have to watch the movie and see Laughing
Back to top Go down
JAG
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

1st LIEUTENANT OF THE KNIGHTS ORDER OF THE CCC

ELITE GOLDEN COMMANDO CONTRIBUTOR
506/ 505hp Viper V10



2015
Posts : 5111
Points : 5108
Reputation : 4
Join date : 2011-11-18
Age : 31
Location : Syracuse NY

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:37 pm

Big M wrote:
The hood lip molding and headlight brows, taillight bezels are stamped steel with aluminized paint on all Plaza series cars, including the Silver Specials, and entry level wagon.

All others used anodized aluminum for these parts. Alcoa Aluminum was promoted in much of the early advertising on these cars, as they were forerunners in using aluminum for trim rather than stainless or plated potmetal.

---John

thanks again John for the great info
Back to top Go down
25tj25
CCC Member
CCC Member
avatar


Posts : 155
Points : 179
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2012-06-04
Age : 44
Location : Victoria, AUSTRALIA

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:29 pm

Excellent work guys thanks for the info.
I actually have 1 steel 58 eyebrow FYI

they peices I have are not to bad, shape is still good, just minor imperfections really. Just the body guys said maybe you should fill and paint them.

I was a little confused if christine was silver painted or anodised. this does give me some info. with the aluminium anodiser guys they can maybe it like a dull look or polished. I think polished will look pretty nice so will go with that I think I can live with a few minor faults.

thanks for the great posts I really appreciate it. never could work out why they had some steel parts and aluminium as well.

knighty
Back to top Go down
JAG
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

1st LIEUTENANT OF THE KNIGHTS ORDER OF THE CCC

ELITE GOLDEN COMMANDO CONTRIBUTOR
506/ 505hp Viper V10



2015
Posts : 5111
Points : 5108
Reputation : 4
Join date : 2011-11-18
Age : 31
Location : Syracuse NY

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:11 am

just remember its your car you build her the way YOU want her we are just here to give pointers, help, and to drool over all the pictures lol!

_________________
Back to top Go down
25tj25
CCC Member
CCC Member
avatar


Posts : 155
Points : 179
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2012-06-04
Age : 44
Location : Victoria, AUSTRALIA

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:12 am

Hey Jag

spot on thank you and will do

tk
Back to top Go down
Arnie1964
CCC Member
CCC Member
avatar

"Badass" Poly 318!


Posts : 2514
Points : 3887
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-11-08
Age : 70
Location : NC

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:32 am

There is so much stainless on these girls I bought a buffing wheel to do all mine when the time comes.

_________________
Back to top Go down
58plym
CCC Member
CCC Member
avatar

Big Block 440 One Bad azz Machine




2009
Posts : 5762
Points : 6577
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 75
Location : Nampa. Idaho

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:51 am

Yea Jim, I have a Big polishing wheel I think iot is about 8'" on a 1HP motor I do my polishing with. I could never afford to send mine out. Would cost a small fortune and I have more time then money :affraid: (I Think) Hee! Hee! The most time consuming is the preperation , like taking out little dings and sanding the stainless. The smoother you get it before you polish it the better the finished product. Smile

_________________

"THE OLDER I GET THE FASTER
Back to top Go down
JAG
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

1st LIEUTENANT OF THE KNIGHTS ORDER OF THE CCC

ELITE GOLDEN COMMANDO CONTRIBUTOR
506/ 505hp Viper V10



2015
Posts : 5111
Points : 5108
Reputation : 4
Join date : 2011-11-18
Age : 31
Location : Syracuse NY

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:14 pm

i wish i knew how to polish stainless, i am afraid i would ruin it

_________________
Back to top Go down
58plym
CCC Member
CCC Member
avatar

Big Block 440 One Bad azz Machine




2009
Posts : 5762
Points : 6577
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 75
Location : Nampa. Idaho

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:23 pm

Joe, Stainless is very hard to hurt, It is tough like I am Hee! Hee! Like I said the first thing is to get it sanded and smoothed out the best you can, the smoother you get it before you polish it on a polishing wheel, Youcan make one very easy. Mine is on a 1HP Motor and I just tighten the motor down in my vice. It is very time consuming, But anybody can do it. Now I hand sand mine so you can't hurt it. If you were using other then that you would have to be more careful. Smile I know when you check on the price of polishing you will be buying you a polishing wheel or rather makiong one. Smile

_________________

"THE OLDER I GET THE FASTER
Back to top Go down
JAG
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

1st LIEUTENANT OF THE KNIGHTS ORDER OF THE CCC

ELITE GOLDEN COMMANDO CONTRIBUTOR
506/ 505hp Viper V10



2015
Posts : 5111
Points : 5108
Reputation : 4
Join date : 2011-11-18
Age : 31
Location : Syracuse NY

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:26 pm

hahah ok bob i will have to come to idaho so you can teach me how its done Very Happy

_________________
Back to top Go down
58plym
CCC Member
CCC Member
avatar

Big Block 440 One Bad azz Machine




2009
Posts : 5762
Points : 6577
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 75
Location : Nampa. Idaho

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:36 pm

Well if that is what it takes come on down Smile

_________________

"THE OLDER I GET THE FASTER
Back to top Go down
JAG
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

1st LIEUTENANT OF THE KNIGHTS ORDER OF THE CCC

ELITE GOLDEN COMMANDO CONTRIBUTOR
506/ 505hp Viper V10



2015
Posts : 5111
Points : 5108
Reputation : 4
Join date : 2011-11-18
Age : 31
Location : Syracuse NY

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:27 pm

i might bob, maybe ill bring a motor with me to be rebuilt lol!

_________________
Back to top Go down
Arnie1964
CCC Member
CCC Member
avatar

"Badass" Poly 318!


Posts : 2514
Points : 3887
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-11-08
Age : 70
Location : NC

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:08 am

Hey Joe if the show is as big as they say it will surprise me if there is not someone there selling different cuts of polishing compound. The Charlotte show usually has two or three booths sellimg big polishing wheels and large sticks of compound. Harbor freight sells this stuff but it is on a much smaller scale.

_________________
Back to top Go down
JAG
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

1st LIEUTENANT OF THE KNIGHTS ORDER OF THE CCC

ELITE GOLDEN COMMANDO CONTRIBUTOR
506/ 505hp Viper V10



2015
Posts : 5111
Points : 5108
Reputation : 4
Join date : 2011-11-18
Age : 31
Location : Syracuse NY

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:36 pm

Arnie1964 wrote:
Hey Joe if the show is as big as they say it will surprise me if there is not someone there selling different cuts of polishing compound. The Charlotte show usually has two or three booths sellimg big polishing wheels and large sticks of compound. Harbor freight sells this stuff but it is on a much smaller scale.

the show is huge there will probably be ten different booths of people selling some kind of wax or compound im just busting on bobby, you know how it is lol!
Back to top Go down
Arnie1964
CCC Member
CCC Member
avatar

"Badass" Poly 318!


Posts : 2514
Points : 3887
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-11-08
Age : 70
Location : NC

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:38 pm

Do you know if there is usually some one there selling repair pannels for the car bodies?

_________________
Back to top Go down
JAG
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

1st LIEUTENANT OF THE KNIGHTS ORDER OF THE CCC

ELITE GOLDEN COMMANDO CONTRIBUTOR
506/ 505hp Viper V10



2015
Posts : 5111
Points : 5108
Reputation : 4
Join date : 2011-11-18
Age : 31
Location : Syracuse NY

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:24 am

are you talking for the 58 plymouth?? because if you are you will get a lot of people laughing at you saying yeah right, like i did last year i was really disappointed until i met joe c. and bought some original parts from him.

_________________
Back to top Go down
Red Devil
CCC Member
CCC Member
avatar

Posts : 16
Points : 28
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2015-11-07
Age : 48
Location : New Hampshire

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:05 pm

Hi CCC,

I need to have my grill (at least) reannodized. However, who can do this for me?  It seems many places won't take automotive parts for reannodizing.

Can anyone please suggest a place that can do it?

Thanks,
David
Back to top Go down
58belvedere
CCC Member
CCC Member
avatar


Beefed up 350 Golden Commando

Posts : 1315
Points : 2402
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 58
Location : Texas

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:24 am

http://kingoftrim.com/about-us/


http://www.iversonautomotive.com/Services/Types/Aluminum

_________________
She'll start; You'll need these...
Back to top Go down
Red Devil
CCC Member
CCC Member
avatar

Posts : 16
Points : 28
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2015-11-07
Age : 48
Location : New Hampshire

PostSubject: Re: Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint   Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:43 pm

Thanks very much 58Belvedere.

I will contact them and see what I can get done.

Best,
David
Back to top Go down
 

Aluminium Trim - Reanodise or Paint

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Christine Car Club :: Christine Car Club Tech Section :: Body, Interior & Exterior Trim & Paint:-