In my other post i showed you how i painted my plenum etc, And i got a few messages asking how could i etc etc. So i made this thread to do a small tutorial how it works with another set of V6 plenum and head cover. But a different colour so it shows more.
Give me a couple of days to clean and organise my work station or wife will kill me if not tidy
And ill add the photos and Text to this post when i do each section of paint etc.
List of what i'll be using
Wet & Dry
Frog Masking Tape
Satin Black (Both water and Cellulose Based)
Luminous Nuclear Gunk Yellow (water Based)
Water Based Lacquer
Multi Surface Lacquer
Fuel Resistant Lacquer
Patients (alot of it)
Sorry its been slow , i forgot it was Easter so i was forced to make easter bunny calls
im doing a few things at the same time so i'll have an experiment with each colour and see what happens , I'll also include a few other tweaks that come to mind while waiting for the paint to dry
Ive changed from doing this with a air gun to spray tins so it can be done cheaply by anyone. Although i mention waiting 24 hours between coats its not needed but the time helps making mistakes ,like scuffing etc which my not show but will get on your nerves
before anything rub the part with a brush get rid of anything loose , wash well with washing up liquid while again scrubbing any loose paint or alloy corrosion. the better you do it the better the result but dont worry about every lump and bump as it will be hidden.
1st step as with everything which i dont go over as im sure everyone knows (rub down everything that your painting and make it dust free.
Now spray with a water base matt or satin black ( the whole item ) and leave for 24 hours
2nd anything you want to be shiny do it 1st , buff it until its near chrome which i think shows in the pic.
3rd if your happy with the effect you have got wash down again to make sure all is dust free , then dry well with a hair dryer until the surface is dry and maybe a little looking dusty (looks dusty but its not its just the way the alloy looks)
4th get the colour paint (water based )you want to look like its bursting through and give a light dusting , since the alloy is warm from the hair dryer you can give a coat every few mins until you have the colour you require . No masking is needed at this point.
5th for based all round results leave for 24 hours in a warm but not hot area that has air circulation. left longer will help to be more forgiving in later procedures.
do not worry about runs etc unless it looks like a swarm of bee's running down the item as they will be hidden.
I'll stop here so anyone trying it will get it how they like instead of rushing and also giving me a chance to catch up myself
Also giving a chance for the colour to dry for the different ways of effect that i will show.
.. here are a few pics including me messing about with headlights ( note the indicator surround will be changed from white to orange ) a it was my first mess about.
also showing calipers as i will be doing an effect on the side name plate of the caliper where Alfa Romeo is normally is displayed.
also sorry for spelling mistakes as i like to work while drinking , say no more
Also 2 pics of colour changes of inside the car like centre console etc ( painting red then covering in a carbon fibre effect