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Mod Guide: Painting your plastic engine cover

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Old 09-23-2008, 10:08 PM
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Well im going through and touching up the engine. Im going to have to re do some peices, cuz well im tired and slacked off a bit, but heres a little guide. My picture quality isnt the best, but im not back from football till 8PM so i hve limited daylight. Theyre pretty big too haha.

Supplies
1. Use the 900 grit, then 1300 grit, then 2000 ish grit sanding the parts.
2. Paint colors of choice. I HIGHLY reccomend using Duplicolor high heat paint, it sticks to plastic nicely and very well to metal.

Night I brought it home


After painting a cover. Use a few thin coats to make it look best, make sure it is very clean. I wouldnt paint the bottom of the cover. ( I added the intake too, ignore it though)


Then I painted the braces and the bolts holding them one. You can use the same paint for this. I used red, still high heat paint.


Last off, just got done tonight. Took off the main plastic cover around the hood hitch. Painted it black with the same high heat paint. While it was off i painted the whole hitch assembly, bolts and all. I didnt take out the release because of time restrictions, but it still turned out good.
 
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:58 PM
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Any suggestions, things to add?
 
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:34 PM
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to make it look alittle more red you should do the back bar red to?...

and when you installed your cold air intake.how much of the air filter box did you take out?.i still see something left?......
oh and take a picture of it in the day time....lol
 
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:40 PM
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Yea I still have a bit left haha. I think i still might do the engine mounts red. Never thought of the bar, thanks
 
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:59 PM
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Yes, paint the raised logos in the shroud.

 
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:21 PM
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You could also do the little louvers in the engine cover too like this
 
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:31 PM
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i will warn you now hold your jaw up so you dont get druel on your keyboard
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Wow, thanks for the ideas, i need to re sand it and paint the cover again, but eventually it will all come together.
 
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:16 PM
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Daytime pics!

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:43 PM
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hey that looks pretty good man. paint the lettering on the cover and the motor mounts redlike the others said, and it will really look great.
 

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