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Painted Recto diamond plate?

Thu, Apr 22, 2010 10:59am

Anyone done this? What kind of paint?
I'm considering buying a Single Rec. and painting the diamond plate black.

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Thu, Apr 22, 2010 11:06am

Matte black paint I guess. Killrust?

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Thu, Apr 22, 2010 11:50am

Some of the plates I see are more matte, but the blackface dual revision F that I had last year was glossy.

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Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Thu, Apr 22, 2010 11:53am

The Blackface Triple I have is sort of a Satin type finish. Somewhat shiny, but mostly matte.

I have heard about people getting their Chrome plates powder coated.

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Thu, Apr 22, 2010 12:21pm

Thosse blackface/Silver pannel Rectos look KILLER! I remember hearing the older ones came like that, is that right?

I'd like to see a XXX with the treadplate, probably my least favourite thing about the XXXs is the aesthetics.

As for paint type, I'd go for a car paint, itll be thin and won't leave it completely matte, I have no experience with car paints/painting but I know there's a huge variety. I'm sure you can find thicker varieties of spray on paint that's more matte.

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Thu, Apr 22, 2010 12:33pm

I assume you're buying a used Single Rec, otherwide you could order one custom with the black diamond. Another option is to carefully remove the old diamond plate which is secured with double sided tape. I hear you need to use a heat gun to melt the adhesive, but be careful as to not melt the Tolex. You can order a black plate from Mesa, supposedly for $100.

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Thu, Apr 22, 2010 12:40pm

I was going to say get it powder coated but if mesa will sell you a black plate for $100 thats probably your best option

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Thu, Apr 22, 2010 12:52pm

Make that $300. Just checked a thread on the boogie board from someone who called. I guess $100 was wishful/reasonable memory.

Some info threads:

http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.ph ... lack+plate

http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.ph ... lack+plate

http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.ph ... te#p325437

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Thu, Apr 22, 2010 12:59pm

Thanks guys, I was considering getting it done by a local autobody shop. Might consider a special order from Mesa if it comes down to it.

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Thu, Apr 22, 2010 6:30pm

POWDER COAT IT. :thumbsup:

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Thu, Apr 22, 2010 6:33pm

Filter500 wrote:Make that $300. Just checked a thread on the boogie board from someone who called. I guess $100 was wishful/reasonable memory.

Some info threads:

http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.ph ... lack+plate

http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.ph ... lack+plate

http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.ph ... te#p325437

300= would be for the whole head shell ......... i ordered a black tread for my roadster and it was 100+some change!!

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Thu, Apr 22, 2010 7:59pm

Take it to a gun shop...have it Parkerized.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkerizing
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Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Thu, Apr 22, 2010 9:21pm

Scuff it up with a scotch brite pad and hit it with some satin black Krylon. Put the other $290 in your pocket.

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Fri, Apr 23, 2010 9:03am

BoneSaw wrote:Scuff it up with a scotch brite pad and hit it with some satin black Krylon. Put the other $290 in your pocket.
Meh, I've seen that done and that's exactly what it turns out looking like :no:

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Fri, Apr 23, 2010 10:00am

Mine is painted. :D

http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=29889

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Fri, Apr 23, 2010 12:02pm

HMJ wrote:
Filter500 wrote:Make that $300. Just checked a thread on the boogie board from someone who called. I guess $100 was wishful/reasonable memory.

Some info threads:

http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.ph ... lack+plate

http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.ph ... lack+plate

http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.ph ... te#p325437

300= would be for the whole head shell ......... i ordered a black tread for my roadster and it was 100+some change!!


Good to hear.

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Fri, Apr 23, 2010 7:08pm

Update us with what you decide to do. I go back and forth if I want to paint my Dual rec F, mine has the polished plate with the chrome chassis and I like that, but the blackfaces do look killer.

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Fri, Apr 23, 2010 9:04pm

Remove the logo, scuff it up with scotch brite, clean it with something to remove any grease, paint it. The best way to do it is remove the diamond plate using a heat gun to paint it, but you have to be real careful not to burn or melt the tolex. The diamond plate is held on with double sided tape.
Jerry

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Tue, Jul 10, 2018 7:37pm

Here’s my neon triple
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Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Tue, Jul 10, 2018 8:35pm

BrokenFusion wrote:Scuff it up with a scotch brite pad and hit it with some satin black Krylon. Put the other $290 in your pocket.


^^^ This. Except use Rustoleum 2x semi gloss black. It'll look satin but wont take on the oils/fingerprints.

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Tue, Jul 10, 2018 8:56pm

I once painted a road case with Rustoleum Hammered finish spray and it was pretty durable and the texture looked good.
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Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Tue, Jul 10, 2018 10:34pm

It depends on the Revision, but the early Rectos have a matte finish (like my Rev. D), and the later 2-channel Rectos have a more glossy, plastic-like finish. I believed they made the change during Revision G.

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 6:10am

~Abstract~ wrote:Take it to a gun shop...have it Parkerized.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkerizing


Cool idea, but because it’s aluminum, it can’t be Parkerized, but it can be anodized. Anodizing should only cost no more than $60, and it durable. Just check out any AR-15/M16/M4 lower.

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 11:10am

BrokenFusion wrote:Scuff it up with a scotch brite pad and hit it with some satin black Krylon. Put the other $290 in your pocket.


Don't forget that the plate is aluminum and they will need to use an etching primer or it'll just flake off.

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30pm

Death by Uberschall wrote:POWDER COAT IT. :thumbsup:

I like this response because it's makes sense, so does anodizing it...

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:39pm

exo-metal wrote:
Death by Uberschall wrote:POWDER COAT IT. :thumbsup:

I like this response because it's makes sense, so does anodizing it...

Yeah I powder coated my Triple XXX. Trick was to let them do it when they had something black being done. They just put it in that run of stuff getting coated. Was like $30. Swapped the knobs and it looked pretty sick.

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Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Thu, Jul 12, 2018 11:39pm

I was looking for a place I had bookmarked back when I had a wood shop. They had a ton of unique plate designs (including the material used on the uberschall metal plate), but I didn’t find it.

But these guys could probably get you what you need.

http://diamondlifegear.com

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Fri, Jul 13, 2018 2:02am

Use a ceramic enamel. If it is durable enough on my ls6 block you will be fine. Just properly prrp it right.

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Fri, Jul 13, 2018 3:35pm

Get a spray can of XIM primer. This will insure that the finish will stick

I have been painting for 34 yrs and this primer is great

There is a DIY powder coat that you can do at home......if you want to go that route

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Fri, Jul 13, 2018 3:58pm

JerEvil wrote:
exo-metal wrote:
Death by Uberschall wrote:POWDER COAT IT. :thumbsup:

I like this response because it's makes sense, so does anodizing it...

Yeah I powder coated my Triple XXX. Trick was to let them do it when they had something black being done. They just put it in that run of stuff getting coated. Was like $30. Swapped the knobs and it looked pretty sick.

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Nobody has love for the ladies??!?!?
That is the best faceplate to date :thumbsup:

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Fri, Jul 13, 2018 4:05pm

RJF wrote:Update us with what you decide to do...


No kidding! I've been waiting 8 years to find out. The suspense is killing me! :D

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Fri, Jul 13, 2018 4:06pm

Here you go... if you want to do something really unique, these guys have it, though I don't know if they do just pieces (which would rule much out due to cost).

https://www.mcnichols.com/designer-metals?Nrpp=1000

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Fri, Jul 13, 2018 5:10pm

Facepalm self

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Fri, Jul 13, 2018 10:14pm

Plastidip. It's matte black. And it's 100% reversible.

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Sat, Jul 14, 2018 12:11am

For the record, I did buy a Single Rec, I did not paint the faceplate, and have since sold the amp. Lol!

Re: Painted Recto diamond plate?

Sun, Jul 15, 2018 5:17pm

Jesus this was an old thread.
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