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AutoMatCentral Rubber paint review (rocker panels)

Discussion in 'Vendor Reviews' started by Rucas, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Jun 6, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    Rucas

    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    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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    Can:
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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:
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    After removed:
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    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.

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    Firts coat:
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    Finnish:
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    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.

    :D
     
  2. Jun 6, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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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.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    kingston73

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    Thanks for the review, how many cans did you need for this?
     
  4. Jun 6, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    Rucas

    Rucas [OP] 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    I used a little over three. One for the bumper, and one per each side. Plus a little extra.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    neato.

    yes i said neato.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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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!
     
  7. Jun 7, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    Rucas

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    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.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    SCHMEGGA

    SCHMEGGA Token Gas Passer

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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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