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PostSubject: Rocker covers   Rocker covers Icon_minitime1Wed Apr 26, 2023 4:22 pm

My rocker covers on my 2008 8v are tatty, with quite a lot of paint off one.

I thought it might be easiest to buy some, and then get the originals blasted and painted.

There's a pair in bay of eeb that says - "floating new type". What's that mean? They're not going to fit, are they?
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PostSubject: Re: Rocker covers   Rocker covers Icon_minitime1Wed Apr 26, 2023 4:27 pm

What year is your bike?

The 'Floating' type are the ones from 2011-on bikes with the short plug tube and the cover sealed with the circular neoprene gasket on the rocker carrier/cambox gather than the I-ring in the cover itself.
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PostSubject: Re: Rocker covers   Rocker covers Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 27, 2023 3:01 am

Ah. OK. Mine is one of the first 8vs from 2008. So as I feared, it's not going to fit.
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PostSubject: Re: Rocker covers   Rocker covers Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 27, 2023 3:04 am

Nope.
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PostSubject: Re: Rocker covers   Rocker covers Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 27, 2023 3:16 am

Thanks. Feared as much.

Has anyone had rocker covers repainted? Any tips?
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PostSubject: Re: Rocker covers   Rocker covers Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 27, 2023 3:20 am

Michael refurbishes them if they get scraped. Good as new.

Early ones are some silly price. Late ones are just absurd.
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PostSubject: Re: Rocker covers   Rocker covers Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 27, 2023 4:59 am

I have used alloy wheel paint very succesfully Car plan wheel paint

As long as you prep it and keep solvents like petrol away until the engine has baked it on it will be fine
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PostSubject: Re: Rocker covers   Rocker covers Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 27, 2023 9:50 am

Is that Rattle can paint? Straight into bare metal? Do you strip them with paint stripper first?
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PostSubject: Re: Rocker covers   Rocker covers Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 27, 2023 9:51 am

Pete Roper wrote:
Michael refurbishes them if they get scraped. Good as new.

Early ones are some silly price. Late ones are just absurd.
Michael?
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PostSubject: Re: Rocker covers   Rocker covers Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 27, 2023 11:03 am

Trogladyte wrote:
Is that Rattle can paint? Straight into bare metal? Do you strip them with paint stripper first?

I sand back to a firm and smooth base (i use scotch pads for the fiddly bits) then spray.
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PostSubject: Re: Rocker covers   Rocker covers Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 27, 2023 2:32 pm

Trogladyte wrote:

Michael?

My offsider.
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PostSubject: Re: Rocker covers   Rocker covers Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 27, 2023 6:38 pm

Krylon high temp bbq silver is a close match I used it on my 15 8v covers and the turbine cover of the exhaust after my son tipped it over on himself

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PostSubject: Re: Rocker covers   Rocker covers Icon_minitime1Fri Apr 28, 2023 3:02 am

Use the rattle can in 2K. Or do as i did. sanding to 320 grid. 2 epoxy primer. 3 smooth sanding. 4 rattle can 1K color. 5 after a few minutes 2K rattle can clear coat for protection against solvents.
Mad e mine in the colour black so used a black epoxy primer.

2K rattle can as great.

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PostSubject: Powder Coated   Rocker covers Icon_minitime1Sat Apr 29, 2023 11:18 am

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I got mine powder coated a few years back and they held up great, just got the Stelvio ones done a few weeks ago,
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