mk1-forum.net

A friendly international forum for people interested in the tuning & modification of classic BMC vehicles
It is currently Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:26 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:57 am
Posts: 1469
Location: Colchester, Essex
Anybody any suggestions on a suitable crinkle paint to finish my heater box and best way to apply it?Also the stickers that say car, off etc. Cheers

_________________
Rolesyboy


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:29 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:51 pm
Posts: 255
Location: Lyon, France
I've tried "Hycote" Wrinkle finish with success on several parts, from the rocker cover to the dashboard.

_________________
almondgreen.net
My FLICKR


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:46 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:32 pm
Posts: 133
Location: germini
I've tried VHT wrinkle spray cans. With variing results. Smal parts are OK, but I found it difficult to get an even wrinckeling effect on large surfaces. Also it seems to be very dependent on how many layers you applie and how fast it dryes (temperature) and how strong the layers are. And the time between layers.

3-4 coats and low temps (winter):
http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/5237/wrinckle3.jpg

5 coats, spring:
http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/7683/wrinckle2.jpg
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/7691/wrinckle5.jpg
(not satisfied with that, very uneven)

5-6 very thick coats, room temperture - took over a month to fully dry :mrgreen: (without artificial heat):
http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/9516/wrinckle1.jpg

2 thin coats in hot summer day:
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/3439/wrinckle4.jpg

None of these were put in the oven to dry. So i'm in for hints & tipps as well :)

_________________
You can't have too many cars. Just too little space...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:31 pm
Posts: 635
Hy cote I had different results probably due to temp and patience for the letters my mate has just done his using letraset


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:30 pm
Posts: 601
Location: Portugal
I also used VHT wrinkle plus paint and controlled the wrinkles with heat. I tried the oven, but you get the wrinkles too tight, but if you use an heat gun (used to remove stickers or similar) you can control it well and make a similar look to original paint. An air dryer will work too I guess, but will take longer...
Normally I apply 2 to 3 light coats of paint and then warm the parts a little bit. After 1 or 2 hours I heat them again until the desired wrinkle finish appears. Here is my wiper motor:

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:48 pm
Posts: 148
I use the textured paint they use on bumper repairs

James


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:31 pm
Posts: 80
I've had good success with using a heat gun too,

not a great pic unfortunatly, but this in my intake plenum done in wrinkle,

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:57 am
Posts: 1469
Location: Colchester, Essex
WTF is that??? It looks wild

_________________
Rolesyboy


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:48 pm
Posts: 148
Looks like a Akm 7 port with a big, make that bloody big turbo ! :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:31 pm
Posts: 80
LOL

yeah thats about the size of it....

for anyone interested its a minisport 7 port head, 37x31 valves, home made injection intake and exhaust manifolds, garret GT25v turbo (variable vane so it boosts from sub 2000 rpm), bottom end is a 1380 with a billet crank, powermax pistons dished to 17cc, piston oiljets from a Zetec, straight cut box, ATB diff, megasquirt ECU.

it was quite brisk on 18psi, but due to a broken cam belt its currently out of action :roll:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 26 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Localized by Maël Soucaze © 2010 phpBB.fr