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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:38 pm 
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does any one have any good tipes on painting the rocker cover on a 4.0l

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:52 pm 
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I'm no pro, but my work hasn't peeled or anything, still looks good.

I just gave mine a clean and a lite sand with fine sanding paper.

Then I just used one of those spray on paints designed for items where heat is the issue, like rocker covers.

Sprayed a few layers, and there you go, nice gloss black rocker cover.

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Just follow the instructions on the can of speciality paint, and you should be fine.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:54 pm 
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i gritblasted mine before primimg then painted it red then baked it for an hour to cure the paint

used vht stuff or watever it is from autobarn

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:02 pm 
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That's an example of a pro job ^ lol

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:07 pm 
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Do a different colour, red ones are a dime a dozen.
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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:08 pm 
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bowsaw wrote:
Do a different colour, red ones are a dime a dozen.


And they don't even match the original Tickfoird red covers colour...

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:14 pm 
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vht red here, about 6 coats, came up great.

p.s. Till hows your steering? heavy?

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:19 pm 
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lol dont go red, im thinking of doing mine just not sure what colour to go, car is black, but engine bay is pretty grotty atm, so i might go white
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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:26 pm 
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rushed wrote:
vht red here, about 6 coats, came up great.

p.s. Till hows your steering? heavy?


:D

Yeah, just a tad mate.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:37 pm 
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Heres mine :cool:

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:40 pm 
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Nice, how did you do the silver bits without getting any on the red base?

 

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sanded back the aluminium

 

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When the paint was still a little tacky I scraped the paint off with a razor. Then after it was completely dry I used steel wool and alot of elbow grease.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:38 pm 
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I used an XH ute one, the were just plain alloy to start with, so it was a case of smooth out the casting/flashing edges, and give it a light sanding with 600 wet&dry, done with water.
I know its not an XR6 cover, but I wanted it to be RED.
I used 1&1/2 cans of VHT Engine enamel, spray over a period of about an hour, and left in the sun for 3 days. ( brought it in at night).
Hope you have luck with it.

 

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:20 pm 
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davey gravey powder coated IIRC. Have a look in the SA cruise forums under murray bridge cruise..there are a couple pics on page 2.

 

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