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Old 06-06-2011, 02:47 PM   #1
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AutoMatCentral Rubber paint review (rocker panels)

Product review: "Blue Magic Rubber Coating"
http://www.automatcentral.com/rubber-coating-spray.html

First let me say that I am very pleased with the finnished product on my truck. The paint layed down nicely and I didnt have any problems.



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A few days before I did my rocker panels I experimented with how the paint would hold up and look like. Also how easily it could be removed incase I didnt like the final product.
After letting the test squares dry for a day or two Removal wasnt as easy as I thought it would be. But its good to know that it adheres well to un-sanded paint.

Test spots:




After removed:

The reamining residue was easily wipped off with a rag and some rubbing alchol.


Painting the rocker panels
-Time: about 4 hours
-I taped my line 2" below the body line divot that runs across the body.
-Jst cleaned the panels with rubbing alchol. No sanding.
-Two coats were layed down. (the rubber paint is kinda thick so the coverage was plenty)
-the overspray that ended up between the door jams was easily removed with some steel wool.

Prep:


Firts coat:




Finnish:





Final words of advice:
-I liked this product more that "plasti dip". When using this product, I didnt have any problems with the paint comming off with the tape and screwing up the lines.
-the paint sprays thick, so I was holding the can about 20" - 30" away from my target.
-Be careful of the very first spray, The rubber doesnt start spraying right away.

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awesome! once my rockers have more bare metal than paint from all the rock chips im definitely looking into something like this.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for the review, how many cans did you need for this?
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:36 PM   #4
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Thanks for the review, how many cans did you need for this?
I used a little over three. One for the bumper, and one per each side. Plus a little extra.
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neato.

yes i said neato.
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Looks good, I've been needing to do this, my rocker panels are beginning to rust in some spots. I've been hesitant because I'm afraid I can;t tape off a str8 line lol. How did you manage that? jw if you had any tips?

Thanks for the review!
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Looks good, I've been needing to do this, my rocker panels are beginning to rust in some spots. I've been hesitant because I'm afraid I can;t tape off a str8 line lol. How did you manage that? jw if you had any tips?

Thanks for the review!
yeah to make the line straight I plotted about 5 or 6 sharpie points. I measured from the bottom of the divot 2" down. Then just made sure I connected the dots with the tape, and eye balled it to make sure i was on the money.

Its not completely straight, but the only way i can tell is if I put my head on one end of the line and look down the body.
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Hmmmm, sounds good. I might have to look at this for my new fabricated cross bars from Kevin at ATO. Should get them this week. I think they would look sweet with this.
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