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Old 10 Sep 2004, 02:21 pm
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Default Engine paint.-

Some of you have painted your engine covers(or whatever) to match the car. Whats the best brand of paint?[:I]
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Old 10 Sep 2004, 02:47 pm
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It's called the "Vanity" cover and I had mine done professinally in "Viper Red" along with the tower strut bar to match. Did the hood latch myself.

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It's called the "Vanity" cover and I had mine done professinally in "Viper Red" along with the tower strut bar to match. Did the hood latch myself.

And who does this kinda work? Paint shops i take it?
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Old 10 Sep 2004, 07:11 pm
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CREWZIN, how did you paint your lower hood latch? Did you leave it on the car & brush the paint on? I took my latch off to look at it to consider spraying it, but I couldn't figure out how to disconnect the cable (I assume it's the hood relase cable) that's attached to it.

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Old 10 Sep 2004, 10:11 pm
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Mr. Bareton,

Yes, An automotive paint shop. I used the same shop for the mirrors, bumpers rear spoiler and flames. They also just finished painting my Vette.

Jlsl1081, I took the top one off and spray painted it. The bottom was done by hand as I didn't want to take the hood cable off. []
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I bought a spray can of Chrysler's touch-up paint, put 3 coasts on the top of the modesty cover, and 2 on bottom, then put about 6 coats of clear coat over it, oh, and the lettering was done with a gold paint pen, before clear coating.

I crazy-glued the rubber mounts to the cover before I painted it.

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Old 21 Sep 2004, 12:26 am
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I am a DIY kinda gal. Painted most of mine myself, with the exception of the mural. I used Krylon Mirage color-change paint. It's held up well over 4 years & 70K miles. I did recently re-clear my Modesty cover, as it was getting a bit rough looking. No problems at all with it, just washed it in Dawn & dried it well before reshooting the paint. I cleaned the intake runners with 99% Isopropyl alcohol & a zillion Q-Tips.. I also used a paint pen for accenting.Everything except the modesty cover was left in the engine to paint. I just masked it off really well & used a cheapo plastic drop cloth to protect the entire car.
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