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Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:19 pm 
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Looking for some hints and tips on painting rocker cover and the serpentine belt / power steering pump cover.

In preparation for the Canberra AFD, I want to spruce up the engine bay a bit, and well this is cheaper than the blower I've had my eyes on.

I've spoken with local car paint people, and they say they can do me body colour in either an acrylic or enamel. Both, they say will handle the heat fine. Any confirmation here?

Was also told a clear coat wouldn't be needed.

Was quoted $27 a can (pressure/spray pack) for acrylic and $30something for enamel, not really a biggy price wise. But need to know how much I'll need for the two parts in question. I wasn't told the size of the can, but I'll assume standard go down to ricebahn or supercheap 'export paint' size.

I'll be picking up a s/h rocker cover from a wrecker, probably just a stocky (non-tickford), what prep work will I need other than thorough clean/degrease. Plastic belt cover should be easy.

Looking to the likes of Pierre or anyone else who has done the same thing for guidance.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:24 pm 
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hey mate,

personally i suggest forking out the bling a bit more and getting it sprayed properly by a spray painter/panel beater as you will get a 10x better finish and life on the paint. all i do is wipe mien off when its dirty, better then having to polish it up etc all the time.

spray up your pipes, your airbox lid, the powersteering cover, rocker cover. change a few of the nuts and bolts to alenkey style stainless steel ones, maybe change hoses if u can afford to (bit expensive) armour all other hoses and rubbers . spray the snorkel too maybe.. dunno what else really. plenum chamber?

possibly spray up washer bottle (i didnt, but seen others who have) and just do a good clean of the engine bay with degreaser (make sur eu cover up everything electrical including dizzy, and blow up water from around ur plugs when ur finished before u start engine, let engine run for few mins after u do it too)..
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Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:57 pm 
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im getting bonnet and inside plastics and lip spolier and door handles sprayed for $250 so with should be a bit less then that

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:19 am 
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im sanding and polishing a rocker cover atm already done 3 hours worth of snading prob and havent got anywhere, a wire brush works a treat on the BBM for shining it up. i painted my plastics the colour of my car (pics in gallery) came out pretty good
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Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:24 am 
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Fuzion, what door tirms do you have in your white car in your gallery?
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Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:34 am 
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twirqurky wrote:
Fuzion, what door tirms do you have in your white car in your gallery?

fairlane giah and some suede if i remember correctly

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:03 am 
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NF Fairlane with Velour, Woograin interior, armrests are NF and in velour too, console lid, gearboot surround in suede tho
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Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:34 pm 
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Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:12 pm 
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get the rocker cover powder coated

get a great strong finish

can also get it acid dipped to get a real good finish

shouldnt cost to much to get all that done, maybe bit more than a spray job, but a lot better in my opinion
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Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:12 pm 
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yeah, I've seen you'rs before, so it was professionally done? or are you telling me because of your expereince to get it done professionally.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:35 pm 
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i took all off what i wanted sprayed, then took it to someone to get it done (prep'd it all beforehand but)

minus the spraying everything else, polishing etc was done by me
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Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:21 pm 
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If you want to do something special under the bonnet check this out!!!!

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Of course this sort of s**t is gonna cost $$$$$$$$$

Unless your real handy with an airbrush.. :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:26 pm 
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everything minus the rocker cover looks terrible!

he obviously said "just put some airbrush stuff, whatever you reckon is 'cool' on it for me". and yes it'd cost a FAIR Bit for that, but you think he'd get he pipes redone etc if hes goin to waste that much money just for airbrushing!

the plenum chamber chrome dipped always looks trick tho!

im actually about to do mels, rocker cover, snorkel, (mandrel bent pipe coming on) and few other bits getting done to.. so ill post up when thats finished too
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What about high temp sprays that Atobarn sell?
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Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:49 am 
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twirqurky wrote:
What about high temp sprays that Atobarn sell?


i think from here on in, you ask for ideas when it comes to painting, we will say what to do!!

 

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