Ed's D

My 1983 De Lorean DMC-12, VIN 16908

Painted License Plate Bezel

My bezel was flat and dull looking:
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Painting with SEM Trim Black Gloss:
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Painted:
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I also painted the screws with some Rustoleum Black Spray paint.
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Costs:

Item Vendor

Quantity

Unit Cost

Cost

Shipping

Tax

Total

SMM-39063 SEM Paint, Trim, Gloss Black, Aerosol, 12 oz. Summit Racing

1

$11.97

$11.97

On Hand

$0.00

$11.97

Rustoleum Black Spray Paint On Hand

1

On Hand

On Hand

Auto Shifter Plate

I purchased this new in 2012, and only just now installed it. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, it helps keep everything in place. My plastic shifter plate was warped after many years in the sun, and this metal plate reinforces the plastic, keeping it flat.

Before:

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After:

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I think it works well with the new steering wheel:

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 Costs:

Item Vendor

Quantity

Unit Cost

Cost

Shipping

Tax

Total

Auto Trans Plate DMOCO.com

1

$ 59.95 $ 59.95 $ 7.50 $ – $ 67.45
Trim Screws with finish washers Ace Hardware

2

$ 0.57 $ 1.23 $ – $ 0.09 $ 1.23

Total:

$ 68.68

Re-sealed, Painted Spare Tire

I previously replaced the rubber on my spare tire: http://www.16908.info/?p=1136

The tire wasn’t holding air, and the tire was loose at the bead. I brought it back to Discount Tire, and they re-sealed it with bead sealer. They even did it for free!

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I then cleaned the rim with Simple Green, roughed it up with some steel wool, vacuumed it, and cleaned it with rubbing alcohol:

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Then I prepped it with two light coats of Bulldog Adhesion Promoter, and painted it with Rustoleum High Performance Wheel Paint:

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Finally, tire gloss:
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I checked the tire pressure. 60psi. Ready to go, but hopefully it stays in the trunk.
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Costs:
Re-Seal Tire @ Discount Tire: Free!
Simple Green: On Hand
Steel Wool: On Hand
Rubbing alcohol: On Hand
Bulldog Adhesion Promoter: On Hand
Tire Gloss: On Hand
Rustoleum High Performance Wheel Paint: $6.00?