I wonder if the guy who reviewed it tinted it Incorrectly and that's why it lifted? SEM products have always performed very well for me. Good stuff.
I could indeed. But after forking out almost $3K (a few year back) to have most of my chrome pieces re-chrome plated...I know these three pieces will cost me around $300 to have done. Plus, although I was generally quite pleased of the quality of their work....they did manage to screw up my ashtray by plating too thick over the delicate hatching pattern on the lid...essentially ruining it!You can have the original aluminum polished and chromed.
It's not the dishing of the badge but the curvature that he's looking for. I bought mine from Black Bart's during the 2010 Convention and they have the curvature.here are a few pics of what I have, think is repro also, but very good made, not flat on the backside
May be seem a stupid suggestion but did you try to change side (left/right)? based on the pillar shape the bending could be diagonal in some way so they could be specific for one side.Ok so I may have experienced my first brain freeze of 2015 (I blame the deep freeze we've been experiencing in the North for this). After seeing your post Quadrifolio and Shadetree's.....I went back to check mine and they are in fact slightly dished...much the same as yours. Nonetheless they still don't sit flush to the body and have an uneven gap.
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I may just have to live with them as is....and will probably just fill the peripheral gaps with a black sealant.
None of the repros are manufactured with the correct curve - it is the bane of GTV restorers the world over. Of course, the flip side is the crap shoot of trying to buy NOS ones, and forking out a fortune to wind up with multiples of the same side.May be seem a stupid suggestion but did you try to change side (left/right)? based on the pillar shape the bending could be diagonal in some way so they could be specific for one side.