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Old 18 Apr 2008, 03:42 pm
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Default Engine painting...

Was thinking about finally painting the engine cover and the 4 valve header thingies that the engine cover sits on probably in white with black outline. I'm pretty sure this can be done right? What paint would I have to use? any help appreciated...
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Old 18 Apr 2008, 05:34 pm
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Neither the vanity cover nor the upper intake gets hot so almost any paint will do. The secret is preparation of the object your painting. Make sure all grease and oil are off everything. A very light sanding of the surface will make the paint adhere better. Testers makes an enamel paint pen that's great for doing the striping on the manifold.



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Neither the vanity cover nor the upper intake gets hot so almost any paint will do. The secret is preparation of the object your painting. Make sure all grease and oil are off everything. A very light sanding of the surface will make the paint adhere better. Testers makes an enamel paint pen that's great for doing the striping on the manifold.



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Everyone's got the same (cept for the turbo). All it takes is a bunch of chrome stuff and some $$$.
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Thats what I don't have at the moment, lol
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Thanks for all the input guyz.... I already finished the project cause I was so impatient to get started but at the same time I took my time.... Crewzin Im diggin ur engine!!! I used the same paint markers for the little touch ups. 2 coats adhesion primer, 3 coats white paint, 2 coats of clear...Here Is the Finished result....



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Wow! Came out really nice.
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Wow! Came out really nice.
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Thankz guys... This will give me a reason to keep my hood open at showz now.
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Thankz guys... This will give me a reason to keep my hood open at showz now.
My car may look nice if I had the tail lights


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