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Howdy Graeme,

Just finished lining mine by hand in December on a rattle can restoration of my recently completed Shadow. Porsche Guards Red (pre-89) using the factory code provided by Glasurit/BASF is the best match I've found to the original rim I used as a reference. Though all know this here, these were single stage paints, thus subject to discoloration by solvents/petroleum based products over time. You may find the lining on an original rear rim appearing almost burgandy or Indian red, thus, my reference was an unspoiled 20 inch front.

This lining is applied abutting the black center - not over it - and thus being somewhat transparent subject to "reflect", so to speak, the sheen of the plating under it as it's applied directly on this surface with no primers.

That said, original rims were primarily polished where the chrome was exposed, appearing matt - like hard industrial chrome where not - I was not able to impress this nuance on the plater who did the rims to a jewel like finsh on my Rap in the signature below. Though my black laid down nicely, striping over that surface deviated so far from standard in appearance - almost like a red version of a yellow safety vest, I stripped it all off and left them bare.


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I used Sign Painters "one shot" lettering enamel 184-l bright red it covers well.
you can obtain it from the guy who sells the Bugler lining tools luverly stuff to use.


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Howdy Biggies,

Do you cut that one shot or lay it down straight out of the can? I found it to be a bit thick - most definitely more heavy bodied than what's on this original Dunlop Vin rim - and use it primarily on my vintage BMW's for which their striping stands quite a bit profound of the adjoining surface.

And those Bugler lining tools, lovely but one still has to have a steady hand, and bauxite poisoning from drinking ales out of cheap aluminum cans in my misspent youth has resulted in the shakes about 6 inches in to pulling a line. Fine 3M pulling tape in 1/8" increments has been a savior.


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Hi Peter.
I use it neat.For the rear rims I use the bugler tool but you can't on the front 20" rims as they are too narrow so I used the tape method still a bit fiddly though due to the bumps where the nipples go

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