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D4VEW557

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PostSubject: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptySat 7 May - 0:02

As my Work Emotion Cr-Kai alloys dont come with centre caps and i'm sick of seeing the rusty driveshaft peering through the middle of my wheels i decided to have a crack at making my own centre caps.
So i thought i would incorparate my user name and nesf into my design

After a bit of messuring i milled the basic shape out of mdf the created the design using photoshop, printed it out and bonded it to the mdf blank using polyester resin, i did think that this would cause the colours to run and look crap but it didn't afect them that much.

Here they are after the first few top coats of resin
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Then after many hours of rubbing then down more resin more rubbing and finally a good polishing i was quite pleased with the results, they aren't perfect there are a few marks on them here and there but overall i'm happy with them

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They picture don't do them justice really they have a nice deep look and a very nice shinney finish on them. If i could change any think i would have made the writing a bit brighter. just need to seal the mdf to stop the water getting in and they ready to fit.


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mickymarwood

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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptySat 7 May - 0:07

look bang on them mate good job Wink
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptySat 7 May - 6:56

Look canny good those bud.
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptySat 7 May - 6:58

Cool Cool Cool
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptySat 7 May - 8:04

good work bud Cool
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptySat 7 May - 9:52

good job
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptySat 7 May - 10:09

Good idea that bud, look good.
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptySun 8 May - 20:38

cheers for the positive replies.

here is a picture of one fitted to the wheel
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I have however decided to scrap these ones, mdf realy isn't suitable so my task this week is to make a solid block of polyester resin with the logo set in it and cut them out of that,

This is becoming more of a project thread perhaps it should be moved.
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptySun 8 May - 20:42

Looks excellent mate Cool If the new version turns out as well you could be onto a winner!

Will move to Project section Wink
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptySun 8 May - 20:44

if they turn out ok mate and your up for making another i'll buy a set from you pal Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptySun 8 May - 20:53

hardy 172 wrote:
if they turn out ok mate and your up for making another i'll buy a set from you pal Very Happy

Don't know about that they have taken pi55ing ages to do. I'm hoping the next set will be easier and quicker being made from one piece.

If i already had centre caps that fit the wheels and it was just a case of putting the logo on and laminating then it wouldn't be to bad, the problem with mine is there are no centre caps that fit.
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptySun 8 May - 21:17

lol! no worries fella
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptyMon 9 May - 1:14

awesome mate Cool Cool
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptyWed 11 May - 19:47

Well i've being doing a bit on the mk2 centre cap. I decided i wasn't too keen on the plain black background i'd used on the first ones, so i went for a light carbon effect the problem with this was the light bit of the carbon was dyed red by the resin which look quite good but made it hard to read the writing.

I've now bought some water clear resin to cure the problem

Here are a few pics of what ive being doing

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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptyThu 26 May - 21:15

Still haven't got these done yet but i have been playing around with a few different designs

The make of my wheels
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the beast within. thats not my engine by the way
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptyThu 26 May - 21:39

cool m8 can ya do me soime wiyh pic of a classic and baldy across Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptyFri 27 May - 14:53

baldy wrote:
cool m8 can ya do me soime wiyh pic of a classic and baldy across Very Happy

A design just for you
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptySat 28 May - 13:18

how much for a set
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptyMon 30 May - 12:38

the design is free as for the centre caps they aren't good enough to charge anyone for them plus they have been made to fit specifically to fit my wheels seen as they don't have caps or any means of a normal cap clipping on to them
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptyTue 31 May - 0:27

D4VEW557 wrote:
the design is free as for the centre caps they aren't good enough to charge anyone for them plus they have been made to fit specifically to fit my wheels seen as they don't have caps or any means of a normal cap clipping on to them

Or you could just make stick on resin domes like what people sell on ebay couldn't you?
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptyTue 31 May - 20:41

thats a good option Cool
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptyThu 9 Jun - 21:25

could you get thes made in vinyl as i got a spare set of centre caps 60mm
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptySat 25 Jun - 19:47

Well all been quiet on the centre cap front for a while but i wanted them finished for tomorrow so in true my style i've left it till the last minute but they are done and fitted.

not suve if they will still be there by the time we get to lwv as these one are quite a bit heavier the the prototype ones i made. We will see. Anyway here is how they look fitted.


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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptySat 25 Jun - 19:51

Look class mate Cool Cool

How did you fit them?
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PostSubject: Re: NESF centre caps   NESF centre caps EmptySat 25 Jun - 19:55

they are a tight fit and wrapped in rubber the plan is they push in and the rubber holds them in place.

It work fine for the others but as i say these have abit more wieght about them.
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