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Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:52 pm 
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hi guy i want to paint my rocker cover iv taken it off a striped all the paint, i bought some red engine enamel and some sandpaper to give it a light sand before i paint it but do i need to use and under coat or put a clear over the top to protect it
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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:57 pm 
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using both a primer (etch primer if you have it at bare metal) and a clear coat will make the finish 11ty times better :)
take your time and do many light coats rather than a few thicker coats.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:20 am 
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Both times i have done it i have done it with out an undercoat i just strip the paint back and then use some Engine Enamel and spray away ! Always has come up looking fine. The only time i recommend a primer is when using Anodized Colour Coat !

 

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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:30 pm 
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does it need to be high temp clear or will normal stuff do?
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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:50 pm 
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JUSt get it powder coated . last lots longer.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:03 pm 
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JUSt get it powder coated . last lots longer.


and costs a metric s**t more.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:50 pm 
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dahayes wrote:
does it need to be high temp clear or will normal stuff do?

Would be best to use high temp clear, but on the rocker covers i have painted i have used Duplicolour Clear enamel (just normal clear) as that what i had lying around. Haven't had any issues with it, holds up fine and after a quick polish after it cures it turns out real glossy.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:52 am 
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i had a go at this last weekend... as with most painting its 95% preperation... the more time and effort you put in to sanding etc. the better the finish will be...

i had what pretty rough patch on the lower lip of intake side which i smoothed with a grinder, some filing and a decent amount of sanding...

i didnt bother stripping the original paint... started with 800 (dry) went to 800 (wet) and finished with 1200 (wet)... it took a good cople of hours and at least 3 cans of Jack Daniels before i was happy with the prep... :mrgreen:

i used VHT anodised engine primer and top coat... the finish came up quite well and i probably wont worry about clear coat...

ready for paint...

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3 coats of primer...

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and finally 4 coats of colour...

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Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:30 pm 
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hi thanx for the info im painting now, after a few coats of colour how long do i have to wait before i can put the clear on do i have to wait about 7 days for the paint to cure before i can
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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:47 pm 
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wow, i cant believe how well that came up for spray paint..

how many cans did you go through?

Good job dude

 

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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:51 pm 
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peaandham wrote:
Both times i have done it i have done it with out an undercoat i just strip the paint back and then use some Engine Enamel and spray away ! Always has come up looking fine. The only time i recommend a primer is when using Anodized Colour Coat !


But why have you needed to do it twice, or was it on another cover :wink:

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:39 am 
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wholagan wrote:
wow, i cant believe how well that came up for spray paint!

how many cans did you go through? How much it set u back in the end?

Good job


thanks...

i used a little over half a can of primer and 1 can of colour...

the paint was around $18 a can... 3 sheets of sand paper...

all up $40...

i didnt mention that i gave it a good wipe down with a clean cloth and some wax and grease remover before the primer went on... i already had this laying around but from memory it was under $10 for a 1 litre bottle...
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 Post subject: Re: rocker cover
Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:31 pm 
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peaandham wrote:
Both times i have done it i have done it with out an undercoat i just strip the paint back and then use some Engine Enamel and spray away ! Always has come up looking fine. The only time i recommend a primer is when using Anodized Colour Coat !


But why have you needed to do it twice, or was it on another cover :wink:


The first time i used Engine Enamel "GM Blue" and then after 10 months the colour wasnt doing it for me anymore so i thought i would try anodized paint on the same cover. BUT WOW after looking at the cover above next time i might use some primer (keeping in mine was all a budget job)

Heres my first job
(After stipper, not the good kind)
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By peaandham, shot with VPC-S500 at 2009-03-31

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By peaandham, shot with VPC-S500 at 2009-04-01

heres my second
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By peaandham, shot with FinePix A600 at 2010-01-17

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:33 pm 
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It'll only cost ~ $50 to get it powdercoated.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:45 pm 
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That EF/EL rocker cover looks f46kin UNREAL!!! AWSOME JOB!! im keen to do mine now!!!
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