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 Post subject: PAINTING MY 6CYL ROCKET COVER
Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:15 am 
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Hey all,

Can anyone tell me the best way to paint my rocket cover?? Like prep wise etc.etc.

Or can someone point out a goo thread on here that will help me..

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 Post subject: Re: PAINTING MY 6CYL ROCKET COVER
Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:51 am 
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turbofairmont wrote:
Hey all,

Can anyone tell me the best way to paint my rocket cover?? Like prep wise etc.etc.

Or can someone point out a goo thread on here that will help me..

cheers


TURBOFAIRMONT


Clean the rocket cover with degreaser or presol... sand and prep. clean again. choose some decent temp paint.. sand again. the rocket cover clean then paint.

 

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 Post subject: Re: PAINTING MY 6CYL ROCKET COVER
Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:11 am 
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Hey,

Thanks Froudey,
couple of quick questions?
--What is the best paint, is engine paint good enough???
--Do i need to use a primer, if so what type??
-- Can i use a Top coat gloss, if so what type???

This is a question for anyone, the bolts that hold the rocket cover on, Can/Should they be only tightened with a Torque rench or is anythime ok???

cheers all


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KYB LOWERED SHOCKs & KINGSPRING SUPERLOWS
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 Post subject: Re: PAINTING MY 6CYL ROCKET COVER
Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:17 am 
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turbofairmont wrote:
Hey,

Thanks Froudey,
couple of quick questions?
--What is the best paint, is engine paint good enough???
--Do i need to use a primer, if so what type??
-- Can i use a Top coat gloss, if so what type???

This is a question for anyone, the bolts that hold the rocket cover on, Can/Should they be only tightened with a Torque rench or is anythime ok???

cheers all

Most heat paint self prime and self gloss, but you can get high temp gloss.

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 Post subject: Re: PAINTING MY 6CYL ROCKET COVER
Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:20 am 
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Ok cheers buddy for all the help

 

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 Post subject: Re: PAINTING MY 6CYL ROCKET COVER
Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:56 am 
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Rocket cover hey???

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: PAINTING MY 6CYL ROCKET COVER
Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:13 pm 
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Ive never painted a rocket cover before. Rocker covers yes, but never seen a rocket cover :lol:

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:34 pm 
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Ive never painted a rocket cover before. Rocker covers yes, but never seen a rocket cover :lol:


What ya mean you never seen a rocket cover?? you should see my after market rockets, the covers are shiny as hell.

 

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 Post subject: Re: PAINTING MY 6CYL ROCKET COVER
Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:34 pm 
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I was waiting for someone to say something about rockets :lol:

You dont need to use a torque wrench to tighten the rocker cover bolts mate, if you have one then by all means use it. I usually just use a 3/8 ratchet, 13mm socket, tighten them down from the middle outwards (good habit to get into). Once they start to tighten, then i stop as thats usually all they need to be torqued to. Main thing to watch out for is the rocker cover gasket, make sure its sitting properly or else it'll start leaking oil around the seal.

Froudey has it spot on regarding the prep work. I usually strip the old paint off completely using a can of paint stripper, scrape it all off, sand it back smooth but not too smooth, so that the primer or your first base coat has a better surface to stick too. Clean it down really well with wax and grease remover, let it air dry for a bit, then spray your coats on, with maybe just doing a light sand and clean in between coats to ensure it sticks as well as possible although I usually dont do this as i spray the next coat on just before the last one is completely dry - saves me a bit of time and ive never had a problem :lol:

 

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