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Texture paint... ROCKS!

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Geeman, Apr 1, 2010.

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    Found some texture paint on eBay. It's not cheap, but the results are REALLY good.

    I bought this to use on parts for my Mk2 Jetta, and I've been playing with it over the weekend - **** pictures I know, but if you can imagine somewhere in between the two (flash and no-flash)... it looks like a proper factory finish! You prep your item with etch primer, then matt black it, then lightly spray this stuff on it. You only need a very light covering to get the right effect. Too much and it dries smooth. Touch dry in about 20 seconds... Awesome!

    I think I'm going to do something custom with the Jetta grille this time. Going to try and not over do it with this stuff, but I can see myself getting a bit carried away with it!

    Find it here:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220564172782&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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    yuk .... how does he wash that car?
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    Same way you do...

    Its not an S4, its a fwd a4. Hes since changed the wheels and painted the bedliner in audi silver.

    TBH it would look far better in black, its not so much bad as different.
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    not what you'd call cheap that plasti-dip!
    did you use primer etc ?
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    Nope, just scuffed up the chrome paint a little and sprayed away. Been on for a year now and probably been hit by a million stone chips and it's still solid, no flaking at all.
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    Could post up some pic's of the item's you used the plastic dip on. ta.
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    Not great photos sorry:

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    But you can see how nicely it matches the rest of the grill.
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    Thank's
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    washed it with sandpaper
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    Geeman. I like that look a lot. A lot of OE engine covers are painted like that. I am probably going to do my Audi grill rings in that now! nice one!
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    I've got a can of Black VHT Wrinkle, but i cant decide if i should do the valve cover or not :/
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    Seen a lot of RS owners(Ford) getting into this the last couple of years, referred to as "Crackle black" finish, think powder coaters do it, looks excellent!
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    Yeah it does look excellent. A nicely sprayed up rocker transforms the whole look of the engine bay.
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    I think rocker cover and inlet manifold would look good in this stuff...
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    Yep, mostly rocker covers, header tanks, swirl pots etc ive seen, and looks great when it all ties together in the bay, understated but lovely!

    I vote you do the rocker Aragorn, will look cool!!! I'll try dig up some pics for you's!
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    You got my vote too! Fair play if you do it and good luck!
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    That YB (sharkey) looks lovely....
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