View Full Version : De-Blinging - Making shiny stuff not

27th November 2003, 22:40
Been almost a year since the last RX-7 post, so...

Any idea if you can get some sort of coating that makes shiny metal look like black plastic?

Adam M
28th November 2003, 10:04
Polish and elbow grease.

I can't imagine we are talking anodised aluminium which might be more difficult to scrub off, but if it is simple plating, then a scourer followed by some black spray paint.

You could always have stuff powder coated but it may be expensive.

29th November 2003, 22:32
Halfords sell Plasticote spray heat resistant enamel coatings. They work really well. The satin black stuff works really well for de blinging engine bay stuff and suchlike. http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif

30th November 2003, 13:12
Thanks guys http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif the thought of having shiny stuff under my bonnet was worrying me http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif I'd hate to think of the abuse I'd get for having a tarty engine bay having slagged mates else off for it. The area under the bonnet is for making the car go quickly, not looking nice http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif