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    On my Mi16 the black paint has started to peel of my rocker cover. Just wondering if anyone knows of a good place in Melbourne that can do either chrome dipping or can re-paint my rocker cover(spoke to a panel beater, said couldn't do it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by danemi16
    On my Mi16 the black paint has started to peel of my rocker cover. Just wondering if anyone knows of a good place in Melbourne that can do either chrome dipping or can re-paint my rocker cover(spoke to a panel beater, said couldn't do it)
    Why not give it a go yourself? Just paint strip it, roughen it up with a wire brush, wipe it down with thinners and paint it with a can of engine enamel from K-mart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blu180
    Why not give it a go yourself? Just paint strip it, roughen it up with a wire brush, wipe it down with thinners and paint it with a can of engine enamel from K-mart.
    Had thought of it but decided that if it were to be black again I wanted a really good gloss black or chrome. But that is certainly an option.
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    if you do it yourself put a smear of grease on the parts you don't want the paint to stick to and paint away

    when it is dry grab a rag and wipe the grease off and the paint comes away and leave the surface as it were before painting

    you can then either polish those bits or paint them another colour
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    Strip off old paint. Repaint with black "crackle" finish, a bit exy but great look.
    Good enough for Ferratti's and Maserari's, good enough for Peugeot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildebeest
    Danemi16
    Strip off old paint. Repaint with black "crackle" finish, a bit exy but great look.
    Good enough for Ferratti's and Maserari's, good enough for Peugeot.
    Does it come in high temp? Also is there anything I need to prep the surface with? or just strip old paint and go for it?
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    Devil exhaust
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    206GTI 16's
    Lowered
    Slotted front rotors
    New tires
    and some more servicing!

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    "Crackle" finish is for engine components,[not exhaust!]. Prep. strip old finish, hand wire brush or steel wool cleanup. Clean down with thinners or turps. Mask [grease] any lettering etc.Alternatively the lettering paint over could be removed after drying with a fine file. Follow the instructions, don't hurry the job for best results.
    "Crackle" finish is available in red also, the Peugeot engine would look like a rat with a gold tooth, with this effect.

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