[DML] Re: Paint the rear louver?
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[DML] Re: Paint the rear louver?



Hi all,

I took my rear louver and engine cover to my local spray painter and 
had it sprayed in a generic satin black in a 2 pak paint. It looks 
amazing and im glad i had a professional do it.

For those of you that have followed some of my restoration - I am 
expecting the car back from the trimmers early next week. I have had 
a custom interior and dash fabricated (after my RHD conversion) All 
the interior is light grey perferated leather with charcoal inserts.
I will be fabricating a custom raw stainless steel centre console 
with includes a TV style radio unit that has a rear reversing camera 
and  Honda S2000 start button.
Wings aloft have now been fitted also. 
Turbo conversion almost complete just waiting to finish off the 
wiring to get it started.

Cheers, Nick - Sydney



6a. Re: Paint the rear louver?
    Posted by: "ksgrimsr" knut.s.grimsrud@xxxxxxxxx ksgrimsr
    Date: Mon Jun 4, 2007 8:22 pm ((PDT))

Because of the texture, I found that the SEM Trim Black (mentioned 
in previous posts as well) when shot from a little distance mimicks 
the texture better than a plain rattle-can of hardware store paint.

You can pick up SEM paint (and lots of other interesting finishing 
products) at Eastwood and other automotive paint suppliers (but 
probably not your local hardware store).

   Knut


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Swingle" <swingle_dmc@...> 
wrote:
>
> Interesting question. I just installed a brand-new-from-the. box 
louver 
> on a car here. I was amazed at how rough the finish is. It seems 
to me 
> that if you do ANYTHING to it other than gentle water washing, it 
is 
> going to get glossier. It feels and looks like about #300 
sandpaper. 
> 
> It would be an interesting finish to try and duplicate accurately. 
> Probably have to spray on a flat black laquer from a longer than 
normal 
> distance so it starts drying as it lays down. 
> 
> If one of these has ever been buffed, waxed, or armor-alled the 
finish 
> is wrong. 
> 
> Dave S
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Tait" <TTait@> wrote:
> >
> > What was the original finish on the louvers?  Gelcoat?  
Automotive
> > paint?  Another lacquer?
>





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