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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:48 pm 
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wow really liking the AU rocker cover, looks great!

here are some pics of how mine is looking at the moment, have been sanding a bit today but have called it quits for now!

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also noticed on the EF/EL rocker cover you did it does have the 4.0i OHC on it??

 

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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:54 pm 
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nice job, kwikxr...

Bilko wrote:

also noticed on the EF/EL rocker cover you did it does have the 4.0i OHC on it??

only the EL have the 4.0 OHC on the rocker cover
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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:52 am 
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I love that black one 8-)

 

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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:58 pm 
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ive decided to go with the anodized red!!
im just about to start with the ground coat now!
i need to go buy a new rubber gasket now..was just wondering approx how much this will cost? and once i get it..how do i stick this to the cover?? thanks in advance!

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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:14 pm 
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hmm i tried the anodised look today but it turned out absolutely s**t house so i've rubbed it all back and will start again tomorrow..what'd i do wrong? applied 3 coats of base coat 10 mins between each coat, then left that for 20 mins and put the colour coat on, did 4 coats of that and left it to dry but it was all textured and flat. nothing like the previous ones on here.

as for the rubber gasket either Bursons or Cheapa Auto Spares if you have em down there, mine cost me 28 bucks. Supercheap dont carry them neither do autobarn
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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:03 pm 
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By flat, I'm guessing you mean not very glossy and textured you are meaning that the finish isn't entirely smooth and looks like orange peel?

For your final colour coat did you give it a fairly heavy coat? Not 100% sure, but i reckon that could be one of the problems with being 'flat' in appearance. With most things i have sprayed, i have found if the final colour coat is fairly thick and sprayed over evenly, you get a consistent gloss all over. Kind of hard to explain, but I have sprayed things where the final coat i sprayed on was a little uneven, and some parts would appear glossy and other areas duller so i had to basically give it one more heavy coat making sure that the paint was wet all over to ensure the finish would turn out decent.

To fix the textured finish and get it looking smoother, you could do a quick wet sand with very fine paper (~1000 grit) between coats leading up to the final coat, but be sure to give each coat enough time to become dry enough to lightly sand. This breaks down the orange peel affect and makes it less noticeable. If you are clear coating it, you could even wet sand the final clear coat with something very fine like 2000 grit and buff out the scratches with a decent cutting compound then hit it with some finer polishing compounds to get the gloss back.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:29 pm 
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Thanks mate, i think a bit more prep is in order as well..could it be the different products? i noticed your using duplicolor, i'm using VHT, after putting the silver base coat down it was very rough to the touch. Gonna have another go tomorrow if it still turns out crap i'll get the f**k powder coated lol
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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:18 pm 
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normally u would put a couple of light coats on then a wet coat to smooth things out. does the vht recommend clear, most candys need clear coat to finish
if the silver was rough it sounds like it went on too dry.
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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:26 pm 
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It does recommend for added protection to use a clear, I did a few light coats then a wet coat, probably just wasn't wet enough though, cheers mate
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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 8:10 pm 
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well after some piss f@rt around i finally got to putting my rocker cover on!
decided to get a few other things painted aswell!
so here are some pics =]

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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 4:08 pm 
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good bored the other day, started cleaning up my new vct rocker the old paint was more pink.

spents hours cleaning it up sanding it back and masking up up the spears and the writing.

the end product came up pretty good.

done in VHT anodised red

 

 

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Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 4:19 pm 
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DormanAU wrote:
good bored the other day, started cleaning up my new vct rocker the old paint was more pink.

spents hours cleaning it up sanding it back and masking up up the spears and the writing.

the end product came up pretty good.

done in VHT anodised red

Pretty good...try BOSS!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 4:22 pm 
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boss?

 

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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 4:24 pm 
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DormanAU wrote:
boss?

Means really, really good! like the BOSS engine in a Falcon

 

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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 4:25 pm 
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I think he means the FPV turbo blue moters

 

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