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    Differential cover painting

    I have a new Metalcloak differential cover. I want to paint it like on the website photo. Any tips. Did you paint it by hand or tape it off to get the red and Black?

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    I did not paint that, but I plan to paint the Build Jeeps covers like that when they come.

    Here is my game plan.
    1. Tape off the back of the cover so no paint can get back there.
    2. Lightly scuff the exterior.
    3. Prime with self-etching primer - dark

    - Notice in the picture there is two textures? The black is rough and the red is smooth?

    4. Paint everything with four light coats of satin black. Everything should be covered well.
    5. Let Dry for a few days
    6. Tape off all the black areas with painters tape only leaving open the M
    7. Lightly scuff/smooth the M area
    8. Paint two coats or gloss red.
    9. wait 30 minutes and carefully remove the tape.
    10. Let Dry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    I did not paint that, but I plan to paint the Build Jeeps covers like that when they come.

    Here is my game plan.
    1. Tape off the back of the cover so no paint can get back there.
    2. Lightly scuff the exterior.
    3. Prime with self-etching primer - dark

    - Notice in the picture there is two textures? The black is rough and the red is smooth?

    4. Paint everything with four light coats of satin black. Everything should be covered well.
    5. Let Dry for a few days
    6. Tape off all the black areas with painters tape only leaving open the M
    7. Lightly scuff/smooth the M area
    8. Paint two coats or gloss red.
    9. wait 30 minutes and carefully remove the tape.
    10. Let Dry
    Thank you for that SBS. I have to assume there is still some talent that comes into play in getting it to look like the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnvilX View Post
    I have a new Metalcloak differential cover. I want to paint it like on the website photo. Any tips. Did you paint it by hand or tape it off to get the red and Black?
    First prime the entire cover, then paint the entire diff black. Then I would use some Blue 3m tape and cover the diff with it, then use an razor blade to cut out the "M". Apply a coat or two of red paint to the "M". Rattle cans should work fine.
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    I don't paint mine.
    I just scratch the paint off on the rocks!

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    Thanks for the awesome advice. I sanded, primed with yellow zinc primer, paint RD it black, taped off the M, sanded and primed again, and panted the red M. It turned out great.


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    Looks Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Ockert View Post
    I don't paint mine.
    I just scratch the paint off on the rocks!

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    Salt and humidify would rust ours to death in a matter of years. Just do a lot of touch up lol


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    I had mine powder coated black the used a scotch brite pad to scuff up the raised portion. Then I had the paint shop mix up some pin stripping paint and hand painted the raised portion. Pin stripping paint covers in a single coat and is very tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryC6 View Post
    I had mine powder coated black the used a scotch brite pad to scuff up the raised portion. Then I had the paint shop mix up some pin stripping paint and hand painted the raised portion. Pin stripping paint covers in a single coat and is very tough.
    Any pics?


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