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Old 11-01-05, 12:51   #51
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Old 11-01-05, 13:12   #52
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A few people have mentioned they blew off the paint stripper with a compressor or hose. The reason I didn't do this was beause most paint stripper burns your skin and will eat away at anything you blow it off onto. So I wouldn't recommend it unless you are doing it away from anything you don't want to get ruined. And the paint stripper doesn't work very well if the surface is wet so you should avoid using the hose. But whatever way works best for you.

you would be extremely stupid to blow it off with compressed air.

just get a container of either thinners or water , both neutralise paint stripper pretty well.

and u dont need gloves , it isnt that bad
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Old 15-01-05, 14:56   #53
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i must say both wrickle and flat glossy look good but, as the wrickle paint gets older it seems to come off in chuks, and flat is much easier to clean, like when u get oil or sumthing on the wrickle paint hard to clean, but looks neat,
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Old 15-01-05, 15:29   #54
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Well I've been asking around all of last week, Panel Beaters, Paint joints, asking them whether I should spray it with 2pac or whatever, and they've old told me that no paint will last- long term and hold its colour. They seemed to think 2pac would be a waste of time, so it looks like I'm just going wrinkle red. I also saw that you can get it in yellow and blue, but those colours loose their heat abilities.
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Old 16-01-05, 17:02   #55
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i'm just going to use a standard acrylic water based paint straight from my airbrush on mine, i might paint it blue with a pearl in it, maybe blend it ti onother colour! then i'l just seal it with a couple of coats of clear. the rocker cover doesn't get extremely hot maybe only on the exhaust side. should be ok though.
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Old 22-01-05, 00:14   #56
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It's not a VL rocker cover, but I painted the cover of my Ecotec. Come up pretty nice.

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Old 22-01-05, 02:06   #57
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Take that one off, only traps in heat anyway
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Old 22-01-05, 09:57   #58
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the rocer covers looks good painted but watch the clear dis colour if it gets to hot

most peoples rocker covers will , but mine , nah.

my clear - and the amount of non-yellowing pigments in it , it should stay clear for a while.
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Old 10-03-05, 02:10   #59
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Isnt there a rocker cover gasket? and shouldnt you use a new one when re-fitting the rocker cover?

If not.. Im painting tomorrow..

Tempus: Thats not your rocker cover... thats a plastic cover for your inlet manifold. your rocker covers are the grey things below and to either side of what you have painted... Close, but no cigar!
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Old 10-03-05, 08:23   #60
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Yeah theres a seal. But from what I've read you don't have to replace it unless its busted up. And just make sure its in the right spot when you put it back on. And your sweeet. I'll be painting mine..... Not sure, saturday maybe.

Tell me the throttle body doesn't have to come off though, inlet piping and a few screws and thats enough? Please..

Oops, I'm not painting it saturday- might strip it, may get to the painting depending on the time.
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Old 13-03-05, 19:02   #61
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I Think Il Be Doing My Rocker Cover Soon Good Work Guys
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Old 13-03-05, 20:05   #62
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Tell me the throttle body doesn't have to come off though, inlet piping and a few screws and thats enough? Please..
Yeah basically inlet piping...and your throttle cable and anything else in the way...Just becareful getting it in and out and try not to hit it or scratch it..
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Old 30-03-05, 20:31   #63
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I painted my last rocker cover in 2 pac and it lasted 1.5 years and is still good for the person i sold it to.Ive had the one painted on my VLT for about 6 months so far and it still looks like its just been painted today and its also done in 2 pac.so its seems to work fine 4 me.ive also have my last block and head painted in the same and there still good too(just make sure you take your time with prep work and it will be fine).

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Old 30-03-05, 21:37   #64
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hey guys,
id love to do it and it seems real easy but im still not sure about taking the cover off. what about the gasket underneath the rocker cover? im just double checking so that i can do it easily. while its drying overnight did you chuck something ovver the engine to stop **** from getting in?? sorry if i sound like i have no idea, its coz i really have no idea!!
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Old 30-03-05, 21:55   #65
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id love to do it and it seems real easy but im still not sure about taking the cover off. what about the gasket underneath the rocker cover? im just double checking so that i can do it easily. while its drying overnight did you chuck something ovver the engine to stop **** from getting in?? sorry if i sound like i have no idea, its coz i really have no idea!!
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It comes off easy it's just screws holding the rocker cover in and the gasket that sits between the rocker cover and the head actually sits in a groove underneath the rocker cover so you can't stuff that up. Apart from that all you need to do is unscrew the inlet piping and manouvre it out. It's not hard at all. And I just closed the bonnet as soon as I took it off because I didn't have anything CLEAN to put over the engine, and it would have done more worse that way than good. I guess you could put a clean tarp over it if you are worried but with the bonnet closed if the area is fairly clean you shouldn't have any trouble.
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Old 31-03-05, 19:10   #66
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i just stripped my rocker cover today, thought i mite take some pics n post em up... (only stripped so far..)


and yes.. she's an NA
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Old 31-03-05, 19:21   #67
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I done mine the other day
similar to the other one on here... Blue that fades into a white...
Turned out great
Thanks for the article Makes my engine bay 100x better lookin
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can ya post up a pic of it in da bay?
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ok, cheers antho. im doin it, i know i only have an n/a but hey i dont care, it will make the bay look nice lol.
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Old 08-04-05, 20:10   #70
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heres mine

metallic gun metal grey....
just gotta give it a few more coats of clear
actually looks pretty crap in the pic.... need sunlight... damn this rain
when its all dry and ready i'll polish off the holden lettering
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Old 08-04-05, 20:14   #71
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I will post some pics up soon
While i was at it, i resprayed my terrible intercooler piping, it used to be all black and scratched, its now metallic silver, still looks shotty, but better then it did before.
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Old 15-04-05, 14:37   #72
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If this works...
From this...


To this...




Did it work?
I think its a great improvement...
Its not that visable in the pictures, but the rocker cover fades into silver on the bottom half, its clear in real life though
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http://www2.propichosting.com/Images/421575690/22.jpg <--Old engine bay
http://www2.propichosting.com/Images/421575690/21.jpg <-- New engine bay
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Looks good, just polish that plenum.
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Old 15-04-05, 16:15   #74
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i agree.. polish the plenum and that bay will look mickey mouse!
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Old 15-04-05, 16:42   #75
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Yeah i have to secure the oil catch can... Right now its wedged in there
What is the best method to polish up the plenum?
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