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Which rocker coating, high or low?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Rocker panel coating, high or low? Reply with quote

Here are two renderings for possible rocker panel coatings for Sparkles. Should I go high or low?

Option 1 High
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets go low.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so now the questions on the low..Do you do over that horizontal bevelled seam or finish just below the bevelled seam
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They both look good to me, I like how high covers the seam on the rear quarters and under the front turn signal...but why do it all when you live in New Mexico???

Bare metal would take 20 years to rust in "Albaquirky"
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Low, with the chip guard tinted the same color as the Van.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:49 am    Post subject: Mi gusta Mucho! Reply with quote

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Mi gusta mucho Winston's black 3M Chipguard! Cuba, Si, Castro, No!

I think Winston is the nicest van en toda mi Barrio.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry Kay wrote:
Low, with the chip guard tinted the same color as the Van.




I agree with TK, body color stone protection looks best.

Although........ Winston pulls it off better than most!
Probably due the almost complete eradication of Chrome and the color invites black.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm body color coating, monsta-liner or line-x can do that, interesting thought.

Sparkles gets heavy application of Waxoyl to the underside for rust protection. The lower rocker panels are taking a beating on the gravel roads though.

I am planning on adding some terra wagon wheel arch flares on all corners. While they will be black I think they would work well with either body color chip guard or black chip guard.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TK is not talking about bedliner.
Chip guard is sprayed below the color coat and is found on many European cars from this time period.
It shows a slight texture, but nothing like bedliner.
I use Wurth Euro chip guard and their spray applicator to match existing textures.

The tintable bedliners are mixed for each user.
So if you plan to use them and want limited color variation, make sure you purchase enough and mix it all at one time...work fast.

The slur is more of a GW crack than racial IMHO, but still isn't needed.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not for me. It looks too permanent.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my wanna be Winston before and after

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you like the look of the black bottom, I think low looks best.
If you are going after chip resistance, would like to avoid the black bottom look, and have more $ to throw at it, I had a Wurth product sprayed down low, then painted over. I was also painting the entire van so I had options. I had clear bra added to protect the upper front end that is not noticeable at all.

I like both the body color and black but they definitely have difference attitudes.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicely done.
The Wurth product and body color is far more classy if you ask me.

Once you go bedliner, I would no appreciate trying to fix it once banged up.
It doesn't blend well at all.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For you guys who have experience with this sort of thing, what advice can you offer regarding how one goes about making complex masking curves like around the wheel arches and such. I used what I thought was expensive green masking tape when I applied some textured black paint below my windshield during a seal replacement, and just wasn't happy with the masked arcs. Tips?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used the thin (probably 0.5") green painters tape. As its thin it was easier to make the arcs. then add regular painters tape and news paper on top of that.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You want ease of masking around the curves of the wheel arches, first use 3-M fine line tape to make the radius--then 3/4" tape & paper masked onto that.
It is available in several thin widths to get a precise mask line.

Wirth, Dupont, PPG, they all have the chip guard available, it all works pretty much the same, and in my opinion looks one heck of a bunch classier than the black La Bamba look., and a bunch easier to keep clean.

The Gold Van looks nice.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zeitgeist 13 wrote:
For you guys who have experience with this sort of thing, what advice can you offer regarding how one goes about making complex masking curves like around the wheel arches and such. I used what I thought was expensive green masking tape when I applied some textured black paint below my windshield during a seal replacement, and just wasn't happy with the masked arcs. Tips?


I agree with TK on the 3M products and care in masking.
Start with a fine line tape and than overlay with a wider masking tape once the line has been established.

Since becoming a Rhino dealer (bedliner) I now use the metal lined masking tape for the heavier products in place of the light duty masks..
It will cut through and make a very crisp line.
It is very expensive for just a one time use, but really does a beautiful job.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zeitgeist 13 wrote:
For you guys who have experience with this sort of thing, what advice can you offer regarding how one goes about making complex masking curves like around the wheel arches and such. I used what I thought was expensive green masking tape when I applied some textured black paint below my windshield during a seal replacement, and just wasn't happy with the masked arcs. Tips?




http://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotch-Plastic-Striping-T...SKING+TAPE
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:21 pm    Post subject: liner Reply with quote

I did mine in bedliner, low. I'm not hiding anything at all !! Its my personal
preference. Plus off road protection
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the masking advice, guys.


Since I've been staring at the very same Syncro shown in the first couple pics in my shop for several weeks now, I think what I like is a thin unbroken 2.5"-3" strip of black along the rockers that runs up and over the wheel wells for the entire lower perimeter. Add the body-colored chip guard up to the lower belt-line, and then you're good. I also like it when the area between the windows from front to rear is blacked out, like on the T4.
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