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Lugnutz Offline OP
I was given a pair of Corvette aluminum rocker covers. One cover had a huge hole hogged in the top. I had a guy TIG weld it closed. He built up the weld and I carved out the C to make it say CORVETTE again.
I’ve polished aluminum wheels before, so I thought I’d give these a try.
The area between the fins is hard to polish, so I decided to “float” the fins and script with a background of black paint. I gotta say that they do ***SPARKLE*** a bit more than when I got them. Gotta do the other side now.
A big thank you to the generous donor - you know who you are!

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Last edited by Lugnutz; Sun May 01 2022 12:31 PM.
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Nice work. Your TIG guy (and you) did a good job on the hole repair.

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Looks great, nice work! thumbs_up

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Well Done they look great.

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Lugnutz Offline OP
I polished the second one. It just needs black paint. I think the script and fin edges really stand out by adding the black paint.

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Last edited by Lugnutz; Sun May 01 2022 10:03 PM.
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Yep. Nice work

I was thinking to paint the letters and fins on mine contrasting color to the rest of the cover. I imagine what you did is easier cause you simply buff the color off the fin.

Last edited by Ferris Bueller; Tue May 03 2022 10:31 AM.

1966 C-10 Step Side. 283, 4spd, 3.73 gear. 60K miles prior to restoration. 507 Paint Code. Currently in 10,000 pieces.
Transmission is done! Rear Suspension is done! Wheels are done! Bed bodywork is done! Soon to order a 383 crate.

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Lugnutz Offline OP
Finished the rockers covers. Just needs clear coat to slow down oxidation.

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Look'n good Jay!

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Just a little bling, 283 is going to look great.


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