A couple of other things I’ve taken care of recently.
…and some gauges, since the stock instrumentation is just idiot lights:
The car came with a set of rally rims including trim rings and center caps. As other details of the car came together, the center caps started looking a bit rough by comparison. I’m not looking for a 100% concours restoration, I just want it to look cleaner.
First step was pulling the cap and scrubbing the loose paint and dirt off of it. I hit it with a toothbrush and some brakleen spray, and that did a decent job.
Next step was masking it off a bit before painting
Then I hit it with some satin black paint
Then I uncovered the top and gave that a quick spray to fill in the lettering
Then I wiped the paint off of the face with a paper towel and a little brakleeen spray. A couple of passes, and the paint was removed from the face completely.
Next step was carefully wiping the paint off of the ribs on the cap, again using a paper towel and a little solvent spray.