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    Painting Rocker Cover

    i am thinking of painting my rocker cover on my z20let and was wondering what paint i should use due to the heat and should you use laquer after

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    Hmmmm, difficult one.

    I used plastic primer, then a base colour, then metalflake and finally clear laquer.
    It lasted about 4000 miles b4 it started to blister.

    I dont know if you could use VHT paint on plastic
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    i thought about high temp paint but they all look crap colours you see loads of people who have done it but i supose they all get it power coated

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    halfords primer, paint and laquer is fine - give it plenty of drying time and to go hard before you fit it - mine was rushed but had no problems at all

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    My last car was done with Halfords rattle cans, lasted 3 years before i sold it with no probs.

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    mines in the process of the halfords treatment
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    cheers guys any pics of rocker cover in arden blue or black

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    got one in europa:


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    Cool Nice Bay

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    got one in europa:

    Nice bay mate looks as if you take care of her just alot of people do the body and forget the rest i.e bay inside doors boot etc! Nice to see someone else taking pride and time with theyre bodywork! Nice mate Keep Cruisin!!!
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