SugrueNSX said:Has anyone ever stripped all the paint off of an NSX and polished the bare aluminum? Would that not look cool? It would save some weight too. :smile:
That is one of the very rare Dali Racing single scooped hoods. I bought it in 2000 I think. I took about 6 months to get. I should have kept it, I really miss that hood.len3.8 said:I want to know who did the aluminum work to your hood. Specificly, the vent on the aluminum hood chasis.
Your story is almost right - but it was Mercedes (Silver Arrow is still one of their nick names in F 1). Read the story here . At that time Audi didn't yet exist - these where "Auto-Union".Vizal said:I remember when Audi was like 5-10 pounds over the limit to race, so they took off the whole paint and I belive they won the race. The car is now known as the silver arrows if memory serve me correctly.
I can assure you: Nobody in Germany associates "Silberpfeil" with Audi or Auto Union.len3.8 said:Audi celebrates it as their tradition.
Mercedes also seems to have car car referenced to it.
NSX-Racer said:I can assure you: Nobody in Germany associates "Silberpfeil" with Audi or Auto Union.
The car in your 2nd link isn't the original silver arrow from the 30s - it's one of its grand sons...
Very little mantainence issues. I polished it once a month with a diaper cloth by hand. Thats it. I sold it still shinning. :frown:nsxhk said:Sndsoul,
With that polished oem hood, did you have any maintenance issue? Maybe buff it every other week?
John@Microsoft said:After a good dose of inspiration from my own NSX polishing work, my co-worker Brent just had to compete with me on the bling to compliment his fully built motor.
He embarked on a huge project this winter to polish his Cobra with fantastic results. Absolutely blinding to see parked here at Microsoft on summer days. Break out the shades.
SNDSOUL said:That is one of the very rare Dali Racing single scooped hoods. I bought it in 2000 I think. I took about 6 months to get. I should have kept it, I really miss that hood.
I polished it myself. Took me about a month to do. :redface:
heres a close up
Casper91 said:Wonder if there is a chrome colored paint for the plastic parts.
Solid Chrome car would be sweet. :biggrin:
Deuce B said:I don't think the NSX would look too great all polished. Unless you could get an aluminum bumper, rear valence, wing, etc...
All or nothing IMO.
robr said:i think that new paint looks more silver than chrome... i assume youre talking about the stuff being used on some of the new benzes (or planned on being used, dunno if it's actually hit the streets). some stuff using nanotech ..... that hood looks pretty amazing though.