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Old 04-03-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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Black cai?

Think it would look cool? Mine has some blemishes and cuts and a little rust so I was thinking on painting it. What y'all think?
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They could look pretty sick if you do a good job. I woul get a higher temp pair also tho just to be sure cuz it does get hot under there.
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I think it would look cool cause the aluminum is alright but got old and dirty really quick.

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Wouldn't I have to sand it down before painting?
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I wouldn't sand it cuz I'd would dull the finish. Just use carb cleaner or a really good degreaser and wash it real good. Then I would get like a caliper paint or engine paint and just fog it on real light and let it dry for a few hours. Then put on some good layers. Black would look good for sure.
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Alright well I'll try that today and see what happens. What can I cover the inside piping with?
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If u want to paint it sand it with 320 grit then get a degreaser to clean, then paint with high temp engine paint you can just shove some paper towel inside the holes to block the paint
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If you're gonna sand it tho I would use a fiber grit, somewhere in the 600 or higher range. 320 would cuz noticeable marks even after you paint it.

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I meant to say finer grit
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If you're gonna sand it tho I would use a fiber grit, somewhere in the 600 or higher range. 320 would cuz noticeable marks even after you paint it.

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I meant to say finer grit
600 is a polishing paper the grit is to fine to spray on paint needs a surface to adhere to I've sanded and painted numerous parts with 320 as my final sand never had a scratch yet
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Ah well that works, usually I just clean it up real good with carb cleaner then fog some paint on real light and let it dry then usually that's good enough for the paint to stick to, especially if it's paint for metal
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