Painting rocker cover. Primer?

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Painting rocker cover. Primer?

Postby Harry mac » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:26 am

Hello all, I'm going to paint my rocker cover next week I have high heat enamel paint but I have heard mixed ideas about using primer or not. What do u think?

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Re: Painting rocker cover. Primer?

Postby Caprigear » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:25 am

Don't bother with paint, get it powdercoated.
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Re: Painting rocker cover. Primer?

Postby Ghia15 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:31 am

I have painted 2.0 and 3.0 rocker covers with normal primer and paint. Not had a problem yet.

Powdercoating will give a tougher finish though and look ace.
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Re: Painting rocker cover. Primer?

Postby Harry mac » Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:37 pm

Cheers for ur help. Ghia15 did u paint one with just paint and just primer 1 or do u mean u prime red and then painted? Someone has told me u can just paint it without primer?

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Re: Painting rocker cover. Primer?

Postby Ghia15 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:37 pm

I painted both by stripping the old paint off as much as possible, cleaning with pre paint/degreaser, prime and then paint in colour of choice.

Always use primer as it helps the paint stick properly and allows it to last longer while still looking good.
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Re: Painting rocker cover. Primer?

Postby samholmes » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:05 pm

Hi Martin ive had my pinto rocker cover painted and some and got inside the cover and inside oil filler neck ? Is this a problem ?

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Re: Painting rocker cover. Primer?

Postby pbar » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:19 am

Are you supposed to use primer with high temperature paint, as the primer isn't high temp obviously so that will be the weak point?

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Re: Painting rocker cover. Primer?

Postby samholmes » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:28 am

Sorry i had mine powder coated