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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:12 am 
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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:11 pm 
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hey guys, im in the middle of painting mine at the moment, how long should i leave it to dry between the base coat and colour coat? i was thinking an hour?
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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:03 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:18 pm 
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an hour should be fine...
and u mean between primer and colour or base silver and colour
the latter u could repaint after 15-20 mins, same with clears
watchout some paints will fry up/blister if recoated after a couple of hours, enamels especially
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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:40 pm 
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Whatt! an Hour? you's trippen

 

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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:10 pm 
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ford-racer46 wrote:
Whatt! an Hour? you's trippen


trippen.....lol

ive been painting and panel beating for well over 26 years now, how much experiance do u have?
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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:49 pm 
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I have a good 3 hours of rocker cover painting. So you win!

 

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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:54 pm 
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So you would no how much to anodize a rocker cover?? i want mine a redish colour :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:56 pm 
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when it dripped on the cover, when i try and sand it back, it rubs everything arounf the drip away... but the drip is still quite visable..? how do i fix it?
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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:17 pm 
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Well in my expert opinion....ask the other dude :twisted:

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:59 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:43 pm 
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hey all im currently in the midst of this 'mod'. ive already stripped the rocker cover of all the paint that i could get, there are still some places left with paint so ive started to sand it all down to get rid of these spots.

my question is, what stages did everyone go through of sanding their cover down? ie: what grades of sandpaper used (wet/dry?) is a primer necessary? ill be painting with just engine enamel (ford dark blue is the colour im using)

any help would be much appreciated!!

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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:59 pm 
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lowie57 wrote:
when it dripped on the cover, when i try and sand it back, it rubs everything arounf the drip away... but the drip is still quite visable..? how do i fix it?


to fix the drip, u will need to block it out of the paint, get a hard sanding block and some good brand 600 w&d, use lots of water. need to feather out the edges so u cant feel any lips etc
is the paint u are using the anodised look type? did u need to use a silver basecoat underneath it?
this could be a bit harder to try and repair...


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hey all im currently in the midst of this 'mod'. ive already stripped the rocker cover of all the paint that i could get, there are still some places left with paint so ive started to sand it all down to get rid of these spots.

my question is, what stages did everyone go through of sanding their cover down? ie: what grades of sandpaper used (wet/dry?) is a primer necessary? ill be painting with just engine enamel (ford dark blue is the colour im using)

any help would be much appreciated!!

!Bilko!

once u have the stripped it, just use some good quality 320 wet and dry, use lots of water too. the finer u get the finish the better the finished product will look.once u have done the 320 u could give it a quick 600w&d if u wanted.
if theres any stripper left in gaps of ridges, give it a scrub with a toothbrush and soapy water, if u prime it u will see anything u missed, will show up as shiny paint once the primer is dry, these areas need more rubbing back.

primer...read the instructions on the engine enamel can, some paint needs it some it doesn't. u could just grab some etch primer from supercheap and give it a couple of light coats, then when its dry, give it a scuff with grey scothbrite to help the paint stick...

good luck and dont forget to post some pics of the finished products to inspire others.....
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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:07 pm 
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ok great! :) thanks for your help!!

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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:30 pm 
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Some nice looking rocker covers in here, and great advice given by XRfairmont67 8-)

Here's a couple of rocker cover's i have done for my EF..
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A painted rocker cover makes an engine bay look 11ty million times better. Well worth the time and effort :mrgreen:

 

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