I want to paint my rocker cover and would like some advice so that I only have to do it once. What sort of prep work do I need to do and what sort of paint is the best to use? What would be the easiest way of keeping the paint from the raised lettering - maybe a rag with turps? or sanding when finished? Can you help an old guy out? Cheers
It is going to be a pain, but you should mask it and use a scalpel to trim it perfectly.
2-pac paint handles heat alot better than acrylic, so i would use that.
You are right preparing the covers is the key to a show finish, a very good primer should be applied first, very thinly. That bites into the metal and holds the paint on better, then depending on the finish, spray the colour or use hi-fill first.
Make sure you use a very good brand of paint, you CAN'T get this from Repco, Peps, or hardware house, go to a dedicated automotive paint supplier.
The end product will reflect your choice of paint, and prep work.
A panel beater freind of mine said theyd do mine when they spray a car in the same colour as i want for only a carton of beer, ask your local shop if theyd do they same but itll be best if you actually know them, but doing it yourself would be more rewarding
use paint stripper to get the old crepps off back to the alloy, give it a wipe with prepsol, put on some primer, normal 1 will do seeing as it is a flat surface you done neeed hi-fill, rub it back with 800 til its smooth then apply the colour and mix 30% clear in with the paint, will give u more depth to the paint rather than doing a seperate clear coat, acrylic handles the hea]t fine and it a sh$% load cheaper than 2k seeing as if u do it in 2k u have to buy 2 k primers too but thats up to u, i did mine 19mths ago and it still looks like it did when i sprayed it(blueprint)
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