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Old 05-09-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Painting gurus...help!

Hey guys,

I have a list of mods going in this sunday and to spruce up the engine bay i bought yellow spray paint for the valve covers.

Only one problem, my car is gold! Do you guys think if i do a base of black then do light coats of yellow i can get close? Im not looking for an exact match here just close.

I bought sunburst yellow paint and my car is a mettalic gold...
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:30 PM   #2
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Go to a auto paint shop and have them mix a pint to match then buy the small aerosol hand held bottle. Make sure u prep the covers first. There is a great spray for plastic. Just wash with soapy water, let dry spray a light coat of the plastic prep let dry and paint less than $60 bucks and will match perfect. That's what I did with mine.
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This is In no way meant to be a cut, but I just don't think that will look good. Will it just be the covers or do you plan to spray other items around the car?
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You should be able to go to the dealership and get a small spray can of paint that's the color of your car. I did when I had my solar yellow Dakota R/T. They may have to order it.
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You can buy rattle cans of Ford colors online. If you need a link, lemme know & Ill dig it up.
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You can buy rattle cans of Ford colors online. If you need a link, lemme know & Ill dig it up.
Please do...

Just painting the valve covers...
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Please do...

Just painting the valve covers...
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Re: Painting gurus...help!

I'm not sure what year, but this is where I buy my paint...12 oz spray can from $20 - $40 depending on the type of paint (i.e. the NQ Yellow Blaze is a Tricoat so there is a base and then a mid-coat (pearl))...

This to me is something you want done right, not something you just want to pick up a can from the store and go with. Plus you want any accents you do to try and be the same shade, this helps. But then again that will be affected by the type of material you are painting as well and what the primer color is.

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Thanks everyone!

Im going to return the can tomorow and getthe good stuff!
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Thanks everyone!

Im going to return the can tomorow and getthe good stuff!
Good choice and worth the extra dough...
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Ill post pictures sunday, but the covers wont be painted by then. Thanks guys!
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Re: Painting gurus...help!

I painted my covers black to match my car. Didn't come out too shabby :-


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WOuld do the engine cover, but I have a Boss 302 Intake Manifold coming
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