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Old 11-03-09, 19:37   #226
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I just started an electro-plating company and am going to
look at doing a 24k gold plated cover with silver "Holden writing"


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Old 12-03-09, 01:43   #227
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heres my rocker cover and heatsheild, both painted in just your average red engine enamel paint so its heat proof and self priming







nothing special and cost around 10 bucks for 1 can at supercheap with plenty left over
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Old 21-06-09, 20:16   #228
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Old 12-09-09, 12:50   #229
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nice guide man
im gonna re spray mine whenever i have the chance ;D
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Old 24-11-09, 09:12   #230
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So i started stripping back a rocker cover last night, got most of the paint off it but will finish it off tonight after work.

So far on the top of the rocker cover there are all these dots and stuff (hard to explain). Is it possible that leaving the paint stripper on for to long could have damaged it? Will take some pics tonight of what im talking about. I also tried sanding it back with 600G sandpaper but it still wont come off. Will this show up once the cover has been sprayed?
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Old 24-11-09, 09:21   #231
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Little dots in the cover itself? They're not little pits in the metal are they? If it's just a different coloured dot but the area is smooth I don't see why it would affect the paint.
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Old 24-11-09, 09:34   #232
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Its hard to explain without a pic

Ive gone back to metal so its all silver/chrome like, then there are areas on the top of the rocker where theres a bunch of these dark grey/black dots. They are smoth but it just looks strange.
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Old 09-02-10, 13:57   #233
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i know this is a old thread but im tryin to buy this paint but cant get it does any1 know where i can get it from
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Old 10-02-10, 22:18   #234
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i got mine from sprints, they had to order it in for me though as they don't stock much coz its not in high demand
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as in leave it on a shelf? not very constructive..
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Old 12-02-10, 04:55   #235
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thanks mate i had to do the same through repco
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Old 13-02-10, 10:09   #236
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they sell it on the shelf at autobarn
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Old 17-04-10, 19:29   #237
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Very nice. i decided to polish mine with wet n dry and then hit it up with brasso for a nice finish. Looks tops!

Car ran fine before i took it off, but when i put it all back on, and started the car (n/a) it ran really rough like it had a bad miss and the revs dropped down until it stalled out. I stated it again, i had a small miss which eventually went away but seems to run okay. Anyone have a similar problem or know why?
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Old 29-05-10, 18:46   #238
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hey guys, just in the stage on paint stripping my rocker cover at the moment...

just wondering how you get the real shiny glossy mirrored look like the black 1 where he chopped his oil cap so it was smooth also as im wanting to go a real glossy mirrored look on my rocker cover.

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Old 29-05-10, 19:02   #239
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clear coat should do it, or get it done professionaly in 2 pac
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Old 29-05-10, 21:13   #240
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should i use acrylic and clear or 2pac and clear?
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Old 01-08-10, 22:51   #241
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I just painted mine using VHT Wrinkle Red and the paint cracked in all the creases and on the sides. i did 5 coats leaving about 5 minutes between each coat like it told me to do on the can. why has it cracked and how can i fix it? :/
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Old 02-08-10, 11:34   #242
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my first thought is maybe to many coats?
to thick so when the paint is going through its curing process of wrinklling its cracked?
just a thought. i know is says 5 coats.
but in the first post i think he says he only did three.
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Old 02-08-10, 20:18   #243
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yeh that's fair enough, i just thought the more coats, the stronger it'd be but obviously not :/
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Old 03-08-10, 20:21   #244
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eyy soz to bother but i painted mine on sunday with wrinkle paint and its now tuesday and it is touch dry but i can still scratch it off with my fingernail? have i done something wrong or is it just not dry yet?
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Old 03-08-10, 20:35   #245
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why would you try to scratch it?
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Old 03-08-10, 22:03   #246
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just rub my fingernail over it to see if its dryed but it seems to rub off :/
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Old 23-08-10, 18:11   #247
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what is that color?
reminds me of a ford colourr
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Old 09-03-11, 13:05   #248
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My effort on the weekend just need to sand the HOLDEN lettering
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Old 14-11-11, 10:17   #249
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i recently sprayed my rocker cover in vht wrinkle paint but it didn't wrinkle that well in some places and it stayed kinda shiny i have given that area another coat but it still didn't wrinkle and i cant be farked stripping it again to start over. has anyone else had this same problem??
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Old 14-11-11, 10:22   #250
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dont people dry it with a heatgun to make sure it wrinkles
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