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dbh86
02-11-2008, 01:23 AM
LOL...
I've decided I'm making this engine too pretty to ever put in an engine bay...

Here's my latest fun. The raised section around the letters will be red as I have in the rough PS I did. Thanks Lucky for the idea. (http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=118660)

// EDIT: Look at post 25 for finished results //

Inc3pt
02-11-2008, 01:25 AM
The red is awfully bright, hope it matches something else in the engine bay :-P

dbh86
02-11-2008, 01:26 AM
The red is awfully bright, hope it matches something else in the engine bay :-P

Rough Photoshop!!! It's the same red powder as the block! :)

Inc3pt
02-11-2008, 01:28 AM
Rough Photoshop!!! It's the same red powder as the block! :)

Wow, apparently I should learn to read :rofl:

the poi
02-11-2008, 01:32 AM
red is a lot better than the purple lucky used

amargill19?
02-11-2008, 01:33 AM
+1

much better than purple.

pwschuh
02-11-2008, 10:05 AM
Toyt like toyger.

qwkswede
02-11-2008, 12:12 PM
Wow, so the powder coating is working great! Im impressed with the nicely masked 2 tone. I wasn't sure you could do that with powder coat. Do you remove the masking table before or after baking?

Lucky the Smiling Pirate
02-11-2008, 03:43 PM
Wow, so the powder coating is working great! Im impressed with the nicely masked 2 tone. I wasn't sure you could do that with powder coat. Do you remove the masking table before or after baking?

that is something I've been wondering.

dbh86
02-11-2008, 07:05 PM
3 hours of taping...

Lucky the Smiling Pirate
02-11-2008, 07:21 PM
dude, i can't beleive that took you 3 hours to tape:roll: don't get me wrong, it looks great but it shouldn't have taken more than half that time.

this took me between 1.5 and 2 hours:
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n84/archlite/tapedshiny.jpg

and here is my lovely purple (blue!) valve cover after paint and mask removal.
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n84/archlite/finishedshiny.jpg

not really sure what you're doing with that masking tho...if you're just planning on painting the rectangle fields around the lettering you need to make sure to mask off everything else like i did.

Poik
02-11-2008, 07:36 PM
Masking tape is easier to work with than high temperature fiberglass tape.

Lucky the Smiling Pirate
02-11-2008, 07:41 PM
that makes sense then:)

mrbman7
02-11-2008, 07:50 PM
What are you guys talking about??? 3 hours, 1.5 hours???

Masking tape + Exacto knife.
It took 30 minutes max.

dbh86
02-11-2008, 08:14 PM
I'm masking off the top and sides of the letters. And that fiberglass tape isn't too nice to work with. The rest will be masked off with aluminum foil whenever I get to go home to coat it.

dbh86
03-07-2008, 08:41 PM
Here's an update:

I got around to coating it today. I let it get a little too hot with the tape still on there and messed it up. I guess I'll have to try again.

But still, what do you think of the general color scheme?

Should I leave the stickup for the oil cap black?

shaved240
03-07-2008, 09:08 PM
i don't understand why people go through all this trouble just for a valve cover. simple black is nice looking, and not ricey

the poi
03-07-2008, 09:09 PM
red colors. and what the hell is with solid red? I had that same issue on my brothers red 850R, the red gets all ****ed up when its compressed, jeebus.

edit:// /\/\ some of us care about our appearance, you hobo http://www.pbase.com/765ti/image/83856724.jpg

YLD244
03-07-2008, 09:22 PM
Here's an update:

I got around to coating it today. I let it get a little too hot with the tape still on there and messed it up. I guess I'll have to try again.

But still, what do you think of the general color scheme?

Should I leave the stickup for the oil cap black?

looking sweet mat. just leave the oil cap part.

shaved240
03-07-2008, 09:30 PM
red colors. and what the hell is with solid red? I had that same issue on my brothers red 850R, the red gets all ****ed up when its compressed, jeebus.

edit:// /\/\ some of us care about our appearance, you hobo http://www.pbase.com/765ti/image/83856724.jpg

lol. solid colors look best imo, but that's just me and i'm a hobo ;)

impulse922
03-07-2008, 09:35 PM
zex purple is the only purple that should ever be used in an engine bay

pwschuh
03-07-2008, 09:37 PM
I like it.

Typhoon
03-08-2008, 01:23 AM
**** me...paint everything, sand letters with 240 wet/dry, then 320 etc til 1200, then metal polish.
2 hours max till mirror finish lettering.

Regards, Andrew.

dbh86
03-08-2008, 03:16 AM
red colors. and what the hell is with solid red? I had that same issue on my brothers red 850R, the red gets all ****ed up when its compressed, jeebus.

edit:// /\/\ some of us care about our appearance, you hobo http://www.pbase.com/765ti/image/83856724.jpg

Ya, the compression on that image is absolutely horrible.

I'll be redoing it later this week.

dbh86
03-14-2008, 11:19 PM
So I finally got around to redoing the valve cover and took some pictures. The top one is the first coat and the bottom one has both coats.

The Aspirator
03-17-2008, 02:44 PM
What colors are those specifically? Also how many coats have you done here? First coat, red coat, then re-doing it? I've wondered how many coats you can get away with, not that the powder needs more than one coat for full coverage. But like if you wanted to change colors or something.

dbh86
03-17-2008, 03:09 PM
Two coats with custom mixed colors.

The silvery color consists of mirror black and reflective chrome.
The red color is top secret. LOL. Mirror red and high gloss black.

One coat on top of the other.

Volvos3
03-17-2008, 06:44 PM
You Should Use Liquid Masq I use it for MY RC Bodies.

The Aspirator
03-20-2008, 02:05 PM
About 50/50 for the black/chrome=graphite? I've tried straight chrome and it looks awesome, I think I'll try like 10-20% black with the rest chrome for a black-chrome look. Might work great, might be epic fail.

Say you mixed 4 spoons of red and one spoon of black, does the black mix in there well and darken all the red, or are you left with black speckles everywhere? Man I've got more practicing to do.

Mark
03-20-2008, 02:17 PM
One thing I'll mention from an artist's standpoint that, despite having not tried powdercoating, has held true for every medium in which I've mixed colours is that a little black goes a LONG way... start by using about 1/4 of what you imagine you'll need.



M.

The Aspirator
03-20-2008, 02:26 PM
Great advice, I'm no artist so that's new info to me. Thanks Mark.

dbh86
03-20-2008, 03:19 PM
Yep. A little black goes a long way. Same goes for chrome.

When you add the black to the red, it doesn't really get darker up close; you start to see black specks. From about a foot or two away, you don't notice it.

I'll get some closeup pictures tomorrow. They look really cool.

dbh86
04-20-2008, 03:21 PM
So I failed on getting close up pictures of the powdercoating. It's really hard to take a good picture of.

Here's one of all the powdercoated stuff for the motor. Sorry about the tree branch shadows.

rom
04-20-2008, 05:33 PM
zex purple is the only purple that should ever be used in an engine bay

purple.. engine bay.. yah.. bahahhahaha... black or polished. it's an engine not a bag of skittles.

Captain Slow
04-20-2008, 07:23 PM
bump for being told to do so

The Aspirator
04-21-2008, 12:38 AM
Those engine parts look really really great!

Yep. A little black goes a long way. Same goes for chrome.I did some more playing with black and chrome. Thinking that black would be the dominant color I tried 1 part black to 2 parts chrome. It turned out basically chrome, baaarely any difference from regular chrome. 1 part black, 1 part chrome. A little bit darker, but still mostly looked like chrome. Okay.. 2 parts black, 1 part chrome. NOW we're getting somewhere, this turned out a pretty sweet graphite, though it could have been a little bit darker.

Lots of other colors FTW :-D:
http://www.cravingboost.com/craving-boost-products/strut-braces/product-strutbraces11sm.jpg