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The Fire has faded...horns of fire that is. Now what?

View Poll Results: What to do with faded horns
Strip color and leave plain 2 8.33%
Strip and paint (post color suggestion please) 9 37.50%
Polish them to an ooh Shiney.... 13 54.17%
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:39 PM   #1
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Question The Fire has faded...horns of fire that is. Now what?

Ok here's my dilemma, I got my horns of fire several months back, and I noticed a month later, the color was much faded, and now I cant bear to look at them being so faded. So now what? I was wondering what your guys and gals might think would be a good idea... pics and Poll below

I just trimmed the front mud flaps, and I am planning to do the BHLM soon.

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Old 12-16-2010, 11:41 PM   #3
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Torch it..... Gives it that nice blue burnt look if you do it right...
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:48 PM   #4
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Oh...heat treating to aluminum...I like the idea, But if it was steel, titanium, or Stainless steel it would be easy, but aluminum doesn't do that under heat unfortunately. But props for thinking out side the box.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:54 PM   #6
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It was anodized, to look like fire.

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Old 12-16-2010, 11:56 PM   #7
I've done... questionable things.
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Wow , pretty cool effect . Redoing it is out of the question ?
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:57 PM   #8
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Yeah I think so, since I bought them this way, and they faded so quick.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:59 PM   #9
I've done... questionable things.
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That sucks , UV radiation .

I wonder if you could seal it with a UV inhibiting product ?
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:01 AM   #10
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Color match to the body of your truck?
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:04 AM   #11
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Color matching, I was thinking of it. I could fix the damage on my hood at the same time, from the damn bug deflector.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:50 PM   #13
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I wonder if you could find someone to airbrush it back the way it was and then clear coat it.
Of course the cost might be a little high for that.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:53 PM   #14
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Polish them! thats what i did.

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Old 12-17-2010, 04:05 PM   #15
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i vote leave it off the truck
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:07 PM   #16
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Polish them! thats what i did.

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What did you use to polish, a dremel or by hand?

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What did you use to polish, a dremel or by hand?
That my friend is 100% hand polishing. Started with 400g to knock down the milling, then 600g, then 1000g, then 2000g. Then took some mothers mag polish and a micro fiber and went to work. took about 2hrs. It wouldnt take you nearly as long though because you had your shot peened.
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That my friend is 100% hand polishing. Started with 400g to knock down the milling, then 600g, then 1000g, then 2000g. Then took some mothers mag polish and a micro fiber and went to work. took about 2hrs. It wouldnt take you nearly as long though because you had your shot peened.

All I can do is Maybe I found myself a project for over Christmas and New Years

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powdercoat red??
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:31 PM   #20
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Mine faded too, I'm going to try and rattle can them back to original color and then UV protect them.
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