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Engine Detailing: And So It Begins!

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Old 09-29-2013, 08:04 PM
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Cleaned the Engine Compartment and Added the Engine Cover. The Cover is Gray now. Will paint Her Black But haven't decided on colors for the lettering Yet. I know Yellow will be in the mix!
 
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:28 AM
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Engine detailing, start breaking out the q-tips! I went at mine recently with them and actually have medical swabs as well, which are more pointed and get in corners almost perfect. Works well to get the dirt/gunk out of all the corners and hard to reach areas.

If you're doing the cover black I'd say just black with yellow lettering (or vise-verse). Nothing too crazy looking, just nice and simple.
 
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:40 AM
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Also there are companies that make vinyl for the lettering, so you dont' have to worry about taping everything off
 
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by 06mistreSS View Post
Engine detailing, start breaking out the q-tips! I went at mine recently with them and actually have medical swabs as well, which are more pointed and get in corners almost perfect. Works well to get the dirt/gunk out of all the corners and hard to reach areas.

If you're doing the cover black I'd say just black with yellow lettering (or vise-verse). Nothing too crazy looking, just nice and simple.
I Painted the Cover High Temp Gloss Black, cause I didn't think all that Yellow would Look right. Finding the Comp. Yellow is proving difficult. In the paint list in the auto parts stores there isn't anything Yellow listed. I was thinking Yellow and Red for the letters?

Chib: if you know of any sites were I can find vital lettering that would be Great. I was Also thinking about painting the Alligator Housing the same Black. Just to give it a Finished Look.
 
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:35 AM
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Back when I had my yellow 03, I had an auto parts store mix up a pint of the competition yellow (gave them the paint code). I used it to paint my sub box and as touch-up paint. You're right though, that's not a color that's readily available.
 
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:58 AM
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Sure, here is the site I was thinking of: Monte Carlo L36 Engine Cover Overlay Decals

They do great work, can work with people really well.
 
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:52 PM
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Sure, here is the site I was thinking of: Monte Carlo L36 Engine Cover Overlay Decals

They do great work, can work with people really well.
Went to the sight. They have the colors I want and the prices are great. Thanks Chib! You day Monte Man!
 
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:58 AM
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Glad I could help!
 
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Congrats! That is gonna look nicccce! I need to get off my lazt butt and do mine as well.
 
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Can't wait to see pics!
 

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