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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:14 pm 
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I have some Bontrager Magnesium bar ends (finally) and though solid they require refinishing.
Now part of that appeal was a matte textured finish which i wold like to faithfully replicate.


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does anyone know if there are any paints that give such a finish or how it can be achieved?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:56 pm 
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rubberised spray paint perhaps , might be nice and grippy for bar ends

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... yId_165495

also plastic bumper spray paint might give that effect.

it actually looks like they have been sprayed on a cold day or the can hasnt been shaken , so maybe doing that or making the hole a bit bigger might work.

i havent tried any of these things mind you


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:10 am 
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Try the car restoration company" Frost"

Black crackle paint was used on a lot of 60's sports car & race car dashboards.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:14 am 
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you star Gruff.

http://www.frost.co.uk/automotive-paint ... rosol.html

I must have had a right thicko drug up post dentist moment ><

Charlieboy28 wrote:
i havent tried any of these things mind you



he he :D ta Charlieboy :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:34 am 
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taffy wrote:
you star Gruff.

http://www.frost.co.uk/automotive-paint ... rosol.html

I must have had a right thicko drug up post dentist moment ><

Charlieboy28 wrote:
i havent tried any of these things mind you



he he :D ta Charlieboy :lol:



Glad to be of service :)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:29 pm 
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I think PJ1 may do something simlar for engine cases, goes crackly when baked.


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