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Old 03-26-2008, 11:34 PM   #21
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Brian's looks the business... I like Ben's too, but that's a lot of work when others say just clean it and spray it. Who the hell has a bead blaster at home???

Pats, yours looks too wrinkly, like RhinoLiner... still trying to decide on the perfect look, so far Brian is winning.

Thanks for all the photos and thanks Ben for the thread link.
FWIW, those pics were taken like 2 days after I did it. After a couple weeks of drying, the finish was a little less wrinklyey, so to speak. Still, it was 3 coats. Go for two thin coats if you want it smoother.
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Brian's looks the business... I like Ben's too, but that's a lot of work when others say just clean it and spray it. Who the hell has a bead blaster at home???

Pats, yours looks too wrinkly, like RhinoLiner... still trying to decide on the perfect look, so far Brian is winning.

Thanks for all the photos and thanks Ben for the thread link.
If you want to wait a few weeks you can buy mine. I have a 1.8 about to go in.
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hey sam i work at a paint store. ill look into it for you and get back to you. not to mention my 40% discount will help out.
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hey sam i work at a paint store. ill look into it for you and get back to you. not to mention my 40% discount will help out.
hook me up with some crinkle paint too!
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Brian's looks the business... I like Ben's too, but that's a lot of work when others say just clean it and spray it. Who the hell has a bead blaster at home???

Pats, yours looks too wrinkly, like RhinoLiner... still trying to decide on the perfect look, so far Brian is winning.

Thanks for all the photos and thanks Ben for the thread link.
LOL, I used my dad's equipment at his shop, and no doubt went overboard. IMO texture paint is much nicer than wrinkle

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Mine is just flat black hi-temp BBQ paint. I'll try to get a pic later. Basically just cleaned it with simple green, brushed off any deposits with a stiff metal-bristled brush, and sprayed it. Don't remember exactly how many coats (3?) but it has held up great despite not using a coat of primer underneath. I still have to do something about the lettering though.

A significant advantage of the BBQ paint, other than being heat-resistant and dirt cheap, is that the minimal texture makes it really easy to keep clean. When I built my home stereo rack I painted it with a textured finish and soon regretted it because all those nooks & crannies make it a bitch to clean. Dust sticks in there, and the texture shreds paper towels and pulls fibers off cleaning rags. Under the hood, occasional spots of grease/grime on the valve cover are inevitable, and I wanted to be able to get them off with just a sponge swipe. The crinkle finishes look really good, but I wouldn't go overboard with texturing from a maintenance standpoint, JMHO.
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i have to see if my store our our automotive division carriers crinkle paint and then ill see what i can do. we have hi temp bbq paint for sure, it comes from krylon in a spray.
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