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Old 09-03-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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Painted gearbox

So I bought my self a s1 rallye gearbox for my gti from gloskris a couple of weeks ago,
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i decided I would give it a coat of paint before fitting it as it was filthy. First it had a good soak in some truck wash followed by a good scrubbing. Didn't come out to bad really but i still wanted it painted.
so out came the masking tape,
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I gave it 3 coats of rattle can silver etch primer,
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followed by 3 coats of silver high temperature paint.
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Once I took the masking tape off It looked great but I wasn't happy with it all being silver.
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so i taped it back up ready for the arms and mounting plate to be painted black.
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Well happy with the end result looks amazing compared to how I picked it up. Well worth the time and extra spent on it. Hope you like.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:12 PM   #2
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good job
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:43 PM   #3
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Looks good, I do hope that it lasts. My advice would be not to bother, just clean it back to the alloy. All that oil and grease will have soaked in and is likely to react with the paint. Like this:





This box had been prepped immaculately prior to painting with engine enamel and this reaction occurred after about 12 months without even having been used (just sat in a sealed box).
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:56 PM   #4
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Oh Ok, thanks for the replies, other people I know have done the same as me and their boxes seem to be fine, so maybe just a bit of bad luck your end, I can only hope it will be ok, but for now I am happy with it and if it comes to it I will have soda blastered.
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Old 14-03-2013, 02:11 PM   #5
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looks good but id be worried about how well it holds up. would hammerite be abit tougher?
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Old 14-03-2013, 08:21 PM   #6
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Cheers, I wanted to use heat proof paint rather than hammerite due to heat transfer from the engine, probably not needed but it was just in case, with the etch primer underneath which keys into the alloy well, it will give the top coat something to bite into too, so should be fine, I am not fitting it for a while so I will see how it holds up sitting around, and I though with the reaction that occurred to the other gearbox above, it was probably due to the box being stored in a sealed box not allowing it the breath so it would of sweated. Just a thought.
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Come out like this properly blast cleaned .....



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Old 18-03-2013, 08:56 PM   #8
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Come out like this properly blast cleaned .....



Nice! How much did it cost just to have the gearbox done?
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Old 18-03-2013, 10:52 PM   #9
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And where did you get it done, I got a box that needs blasting
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