Silencer paint flaking - result

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by simonl, May 7, 2003.

  1. simonl

    simonl Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    A while back I posted a request about sorting out the paint flaking on my silencer. It appears to have been a victim of the downtime and I recall there being interest in the result.

    Well, I finally got this task done at the w/e. Give it a sand down and cleaned it with cellulose thinners before applying some black high temperature paint. It seems to have worked quite nicely.

    Unfortunately an ill-timed gust of wind from mother-nature blew dust on the wet paint so I'm going to give it a sand down and another coat before wrapping it up in a placcy bag while it dries. :mad: (I have no garage or drive - a terrible lack of fore-thought by the city planners 200 years ago :p )

    The important bit though is that it seems to be staying on fine and looks tons better, not to mention the added protection.

    :)

    Cheers,
    SImon
     
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    It's funny, I was just about to post about this same topic, asking if you had done it yet :) . Which paint did you get? I noticed there was a few at Halfords (matt, gloss, etc.). Did you do the whole silencer, or just the flaky bits?

    EDIT: Just noticed when you posted this; wonder why it didn't show up on my "view latest" (or whatever it's called)?

    Cheers

    Andrew
     
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    simonl

    simonl Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I got the satin black. It was either that or gloss. The satin black is still a wee bit shiny for my liking so I imagine the gloss would look a bit much. The paint had only flaked at the back-end - technical term ;) - so that's all I painted.

    I guess I would have preferred a more matt finish, but it's much better than it was.

    Cheers,
    SImon
     
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    Satin it is, then. Yep, mine's flaking just at the back too. Trip to Halfords again then ...

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    Andrew
     

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