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 Post subject: painting an e series rocker cover
Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:20 pm 
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hi all i have a ef 4litre and am looking at dressing up the engine bay. Painting the rover cover candy apple red or ford blue colour. Wanted to know what sort of paint to use and what is the best way to do it and if people can post pics of there engine bay's so i can get an idea of what i can do
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 Post subject: Re: painting an e series rocker cover
Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:49 pm 
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http://www.vhtpaint.com/engineenamel.html
Make sure you clean it properly, and id add a clear coat also. Dont use standard paints
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 Post subject: Re: painting an e series rocker cover
Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:57 pm 
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Candy apple red powdercoat

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: painting an e series rocker cover
Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:44 pm 
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TIAMO wrote:
http://www.vhtpaint.com/engineenamel.html
Make sure you clean it properly, and id add a clear coat also. Dont use standard paints



thanks that helps
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 Post subject: Re: painting an e series rocker cover
Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:45 pm 
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4LEDboy wrote:
Candy apple red powdercoat



where abouts did you get it from
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 Post subject: Re: painting an e series rocker cover
Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:29 pm 
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i used the VHT paint as mentioned above
because its anodized your better off attacking the rocker cover with paint stripper (its a pain in the a**), otherwise the old paint is still visible through the top coat

apply a few layers of base coat after the cover has been stripped and cleaned
then a few layers of top coat and it should come up pretty scmick

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Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:01 pm 
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I had a red anodized one on my EF a while ago. Looked kinda candy-ish depending on the angle :lol:. Was done with Duplicolor metalcast groundcoat and Duplicolor Red Anodize, then a few coats of Duplicolor clear enamel.

Basically use paint stripper to remove any original coating. Sand/file back and sharp edges and make sure the surface is nice and smooth, going through a few different grades of wet and dry sandpaper to get a nice finish. Clean with wax and grease remover, and make sure you do this very well. Spray on a couple coats of primer, spray on a couple coats of top colour followed by a few coats of clear if you wish an thats about it. Pretty much follow the directions on the can and you can't go wrong.

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I ended up changing to an AU rocker cover (straight swap over) and sprayed it in VHT gloss black with the lettering and fins block-sanded back to bare metal - I got over the red pretty quick lol.

 

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 Post subject: Re: painting an e series rocker cover
Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:59 pm 
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KWIKXR wrote:
I had a red anodized one on my EF a while ago. Looked kinda candy-ish depending on the angle :lol:. Was done with Duplicolor metalcast groundcoat and Duplicolor Red Anodize, then a few coats of Duplicolor clear enamel.

Basically use paint stripper to remove any original coating. Sand/file back and sharp edges and make sure the surface is nice and smooth, going through a few different grades of wet and dry sandpaper to get a nice finish. Clean with wax and grease remover, and make sure you do this very well. Spray on a couple coats of primer, spray on a couple coats of top colour followed by a few coats of clear if you wish an thats about it. Pretty much follow the directions on the can and you can't go wrong.

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I ended up changing to an AU rocker cover (straight swap over) and sprayed it in VHT gloss black with the lettering and fins block-sanded back to bare metal - I got over the red pretty quick lol.




thanks guys realy does help. and they all look great
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