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Old 05-20-2012, 11:02 PM   #1
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I think about it all the time, I see the prepainted AM ones and they seem cool... but if course I don't want to pay $200 for them... so I was wondering where can I get the PQ Race Red paint can and what's the correct prepping and painting procedure on the coil covers... they're already rough on texture, would I need primer to give it a strong base??
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They're only like $90 I think but nonetheless you can paint your own for way cheaper.. I just lightly sanded mine and made sure they were clean using alcohol.. Then a few coats of paint and then a lil clear coat..
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They're only like $90 I think but nonetheless you can paint your own for way cheaper.. I just lightly sanded mine and made sure they were clean using alcohol.. Then a few coats of paint and then a lil clear coat..
Yea I don't know anything about painting, but willing to give it a shot... but I wanna take my time and prep and paint correctly, what grit did u sand with? Did u use primer?
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Yea I don't know anything about painting, but willing to give it a shot... but I wanna take my time and prep and paint correctly, what grit did u sand with? Did u use primer?
No primer.. I think I used like a 220 grit.. Then just a spray can of the color I wanted.. Do light coats so it doesn't run.. 15-30 min between coats.. Or instead of sandpaper you can use alcohol to clean them then go over them w adhesion promoter which comes in a spray can then your paint and clear
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Re: painted coil covers

I washed mine with warm soapy water and let dry very good.Used a air hose to be sure all water was gone.Used engine High temp paint that is the correct blue color and then clear.Look like they came factory.Been on for 5 months and look like they did day one.
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They're only like $90 I think but nonetheless you can paint your own for way cheaper.. I just lightly sanded mine and made sure they were clean using alcohol.. Then a few coats of paint and then a lil clear coat..
+1 that's what I did to make mine black
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I didn't sand mine. I just scrubbed them with soapy water and then wiped them down with alcohol. After they dried, I sprayed one light coat (you could still see some grey) waited about 20 minutes. Then another light coat. I did four coats with a 20 minute dry time between. That was almost a year ago and they still look great.Click image for larger version

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No primer.. I think I used like a 220 grit.. Then just a spray can of the color I wanted.. Do light coats so it doesn't run.. 15-30 min between coats.. Or instead of sandpaper you can use alcohol to clean them then go over them w adhesion promoter which comes in a spray can then your paint and clear
O OK, last night I went on automotivetouchup.com and ordered the Race Red paint... but I got the primer gray which was probably unnecessary and also the clearcoat... I'm looking to get a smooth finish
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Re: painted coil covers

I didn't sand min either. Just cleaned them well, let em dry, primed and painted them Ford Blue. they look great, and you cannot tell they didn't come that way.
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O OK, last night I went on automotivetouchup.com and ordered the Race Red paint... but I got the primer gray which was probably unnecessary and also the clearcoat... I'm looking to get a smooth finish
That should work!
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A quick question seeing as you guys know a few things about painting!.. What if I wanted to repaint a part that's already been painted?... Should I sand it all the way down?... Can I just paint on top of the old starting with primer?..
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A quick question seeing as you guys know a few things about painting!.. What if I wanted to repaint a part that's already been painted?... Should I sand it all the way down?... Can I just paint on top of the old starting with primer?..
As long as the paint on there is good you should be able to primer then paint..
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As long as the paint on there is good you should be able to primer then paint..
Ok cool!.. I've got bit of a project that I'm about to take on and limited funds!.. Lol
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They're only like $90 I think but nonetheless you can paint your own for way cheaper.. I just lightly sanded mine and made sure they were clean using alcohol.. Then a few coats of paint and then a lil clear coat..
The strutbar, is that plastidip? Or matte black paint?? Looks real clean that way
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The strutbar, is that plastidip? Or matte black paint?? Looks real clean that way
Matte black paint.. Same thing there just lightly sanded then painted paint then clear..
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I used high temp paint on both. Just cleaned well for prep.
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I just cleaned with soap and water and painted with a high temp engine paint. Holding up great.
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