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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:20 pm 
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i painted my 3.9 rocker cover black (engine enamel) and it me out bloody great and i only cleaned it with petrol. i should have sanded the whole thing as the surface isnt 100% however still looks top notch. i even have mates asking for me to do theirs :D i still need to workout how to take the paint off the fins so they look stock. was also thinking of painting the raised sections another colour eg. black cover with red fins. but not sure how to go about it

anyone know how to do them?

if they come out good enough ill make a lil business and start custom making them for people in colour of choices but we will see how it goes

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:34 pm 
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You could probably hand paint them with a sponge, just wipe a firm sponge dipped in paint over the top.

To remove the paint, maybe a plane of some sort, whilst its still tacky so the paint doesnt chip/flake off.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:39 pm 
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i stripped mine with paint stripper works a treat, painted it gold looks a lil more different than the standard red, pics in gallery :D
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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:23 pm 
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looks good. altho the el onwards are easy as there all smooth and dont have fins

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:31 pm 
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yeah pain stripper would work a treat on an eb cover, paint it then even sand the top and polish so the fins are chrome looking
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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:34 pm 
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thats the effect im after but wouldnt the stripper run down and ruin the rest of the paint?

i have been told to use a scraper (some ppl use them for cooking, peeling wallpaper off ect) so im going to give it a go tomorrow as trhe cover needs to be painted again from other attempts to get it right. ill post pics for you all

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:26 am 
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To remove the paint from the fins, use wet/dry paper on a firm sanding block, then polish.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:58 am 
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cheers. what do you recoment i polish it all up with?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:59 pm 
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Autosol on the bare metal fins will bring them up nice.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:03 pm 
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im in the middle of doing it now - i painted another coat over the ford badge at the front from where i attempted it earlier only to find out that its flat black not the gloss balck that i was using earlier so now all the shine is gone. :( however i di get a few pics from before i repainted it just incese this happened :P ill loa them up now

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:09 pm 
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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:35 pm 
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i completed it. :D came out great.

check it out here

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... 949#316949

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:12 pm 
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oh i meant put paint stripper on it to begin with so its nice and smooth, i orignally painted over my exsiting pain and it chipped off before to long.
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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:16 pm 
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ah ok. im sorry if i sounded rude. just reread it. i cleaned mine with petrol only as mine didnt have paint on it to start with. i will be using paint stripper on covers with paint already on them. each one will be stripped back to bare metal before being painted.

 

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