:edit: here's the link to the gallery with the pics since the links aren't valid anymore..phpBB2/gallery
hey guys, i felt i should do something
to the v8, so i grabbed a can of wrinkle paint and took some pics of it so i could give a good method of layin' it out.
favorite brand wrinkle paint (i use Krylon jet black)
scotchbrite or 400grit sandpaper.
flat or low gloss black
i totaly blanked on the first prep stage, but luckily it's simple
, just use some scortchbrite or 400grit sand paper to roughen the surface up and then wipe with some thinner or something. mask off the gasket type surfaces because the paint doesn't quite fully cure until it gets really hot, and the gaskets tend to stick to them.
after you've prepped the surface and it's nice and dry, spray a thin tack coat of the low gloss or flat black. i lay it out so that i can make sure that there is a nice flat basecoat with no fisheyes. if you've got fisheyes, start cleaning all over again :Warning: DO NOT USE SILICONE PRODUCTS AROUND PAINTING...........PERIOD!!!
the end result of this stage should look something like this...
i masked the center of thi valve cover for the simple reason that i sometimes pay too much attention to details and get carried away (yellow calipers aside....i swear it was the paints fault)
the next step is to lay a thin tack coat of the wrinkle paint on......
the next coat will be a medium heavy coat, wait about 5-6 minutes after the first coat to lay this one on..... make sure that you do it nice and even as the wrinkle depth is directly proportionate to how thick the paint is.
the third coat is medium heavy as well, don't make it run though
it will stay glossy for a while until the paint starts reacting and wrinkling. it goes faster if it's warm out. comparison..
here's the first one i did in the pair.
it's a really durable paint and pretty much always looks good. people have been asking me tips and stuff for doing this for a long time, so here ya go, have fun!
I sorted the imagelinks so lazy ppl (like me) can look at this with ease again. If you copy it over to the first post ill delete this