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WARPED
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11th Apr 04 at 17:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

have just taken the ecotec cover off and have rubbed it down a little bit but going out to get some fine wet/dry paper 2moro and the paint

1. question is, what have u guys used to clean it before painting, to get all oil and crap off the back expecially???

2. is it ok to drive without the plastic cover, the oil cap aint gonna rattle lose and pop off???

3. i know u use platic primer, then spray paint then lacquer, but which spray paint have u used, any special type???

4. have met smoke grey corsa, and gonna paint it red, will this look wank
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11th Apr 04 at 17:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1.degreaser
2. yes, no
3. paint from halfords in cans
4. will prob look alrite
LukeGSi
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11th Apr 04 at 17:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by WARPED
have just taken the ecotec cover off and have rubbed it down a little bit but going out to get some fine wet/dry paper 2moro and the paint
1. question is, what have u guys used to clean it before painting, to get all oil and crap off the back expecially???
2. is it ok to drive without the plastic cover, the oil cap aint gonna rattle lose and pop off???
3. i know u use platic primer, then spray paint then lacquer, but which spray paint have u used, any special type???
4. have met smoke grey corsa, and gonna paint it red, will this look wank


1. engine degreaser and elbow grease
2.yesh driving without it is fine and oil cap will be fine and dandy
3.you need couple of coats or plastic primer, then couple with normal primer, then up 2 4 coats paint then lacquer
4.IMO red would look pants but its your car, id go with smoke grey aswell
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1. i just washed it with soapy water then rubbed it down till it was all smooth and clean
2. its fine to drive without it on, i dont have one on mine anymore due to my inlet being different
3. normal body paint is fine to use but use plastic primer
4. when i painted mine i did it smoke grey and i have a red car, looked good!
LukeGSi
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11th Apr 04 at 17:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

damn it beat me to it
WARPED
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11th Apr 04 at 17:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

super fast replies, cheers guys, still very tempted to do it in red but ill see how brave i am when im in halfords 2moro
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WARPED
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12th Apr 04 at 11:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i knew i forgot to ask something

did u guys paint the black part black again or did u leave it the original black?
WARPED
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12th Apr 04 at 12:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cum on im gettin bored and wanna start painting stuff
Fraser Young
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12th Apr 04 at 13:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

pics in my garage under the gsi of mine a few weeks ago...
WARPED
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12th Apr 04 at 13:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cheers mate, thinki might just paint the whole thing the same colour to save the hassle of masking it off

much easier that way
WARPED
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12th Apr 04 at 15:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

just put first coat of platic primer on

once ive done a couple of coats of this, do i need to rub it down before i put the colour coat on?
Fraser Young
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12th Apr 04 at 16:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

only if it needs it, primer will show up any areas still rough etc pretty well...
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12th Apr 04 at 17:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

good good, primer on about 5 coats so gonna leave it over night to dry then rub the bad boy down 2moro
WARPED
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13th Apr 04 at 10:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok colour is no on, about 5 coats,do i have to rub this down after 24 hours when its dry before i put the laquer on?

if so then whats the best way to do it so that i get a nice finish, dont want it all scratched

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15th Apr 04 at 14:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok - finished

how do i post piccys on here?
Corsa E-Tec
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15th Apr 04 at 14:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you need a url, like have you own site or be signed on to msn or fotki.
Corsa E-Tec
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15th Apr 04 at 14:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

or email them to me and i'll host them. U2U me.
WARPED
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ok, do u know any sites where i can host piccys for free?
kenyon
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15th Apr 04 at 15:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cumon i wanna c um
Corsa E-Tec
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fotki or msn, thats all i can think of!
Fraser Young
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WARPED
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15th Apr 04 at 22:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how did u do that im still bloody tryin
WARPED
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15th Apr 04 at 22:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well there it is, just needs to be left overnight, then ive been told i shud polish it up

ill 'attempt' to post a piccy of it fitted soon
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16th Apr 04 at 08:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you have to be a member if you wanna do what fwaza did. or host the pic on fotki or msn and then link the picture.
this is mine




[Edited on 16-04-2004 by Corsa E-Tec]

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