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Old 11-05-2013, 09:34 AM   #71
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So all I have got to this weekend was the strut tower brace. I am actually getting one made by steeda to fit over the boss manifold so this was a practice run. Honestly, it looks better in the pic. There are definitely so e imperfections but for my first time, I am happy. On e again, thanks for the help. I will have the rest done this weekend and I will post pics!
That definitely looks good
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can you drive the car without them on while they are drying?
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That definitely looks good
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can you drive the car without them on while they are drying?
Yes...no problems.
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I'm done for now. Honestly I was not patient enough for all the taping. I completely ave up on trying to tape off the plenum lol. However in a couple weeks or so I will re attempt to tape off the letters in the coil covers and paint them black. Thanks all for the help!
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I'm done for now. Honestly I was not patient enough for all the taping. I completely ave up on trying to tape off the plenum lol. However in a couple weeks or so I will re attempt to tape off the letters in the coil covers and paint them black. Thanks all for the help!
Looks great!
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Looks great!
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I'm done for now. Honestly I was not patient enough for all the taping. I completely ave up on trying to tape off the plenum lol. However in a couple weeks or so I will re attempt to tape off the letters in the coil covers and paint them black. Thanks all for the help!
Looks good with that Mountain Dew green !! You need to paint the lettering in the front of the plenum next ....



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Looks good with that Mountain Dew green !! You need to paint the lettering in the front of the plenum next ....
That looks sick bro
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That looks sick bro
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Looks good with that Mountain Dew green !! You need to paint the lettering in the front of the plenum next ....
Thank you and will do. I really like how yours turned out as well, the blue looks great! I will give it a shot... It will be a week or two but I will stay posted with pics! Are you planning on doing the letters on the coil covers?
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Thank you and will do. I really like how yours turned out as well, the blue looks great! I will give it a shot... It will be a week or two but I will stay posted with pics! Are you planning on doing the letters on the coil covers?
I have roush coil covers so they came with black writing already... I had to tape them out though for the blue .... That was very tedious ...
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Are all you guys using High heat enamel? or are some of you using regular paint. Just curious because wanting to do this with UJ sterling grey, but not sure about color matching. I ve wondered if you could put on like 2 coats of high heat and then a few coats of regular paint and still get the same protection....but not completely sure. Just did my radiator cover and cleared it and it looks pretty good for my first time painting anything, but tips are always welcome! Will post some pics soon.
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Are all you guys using High heat enamel? or are some of you using regular paint. Just curious because wanting to do this with UJ sterling grey, but not sure about color matching. I ve wondered if you could put on like 2 coats of high heat and then a few coats of regular paint and still get the same protection....but not completely sure. Just did my radiator cover and cleared it and it looks pretty good for my first time painting anything, but tips are always welcome! Will post some pics soon.
High temp ceramic based spray paint available at Oreillys ...
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I've been meaning to do my engine bay. What color would you guys recommend?
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I painted mine with regular paint over a year ago and they still look perfect. The part you are painting is plastic, if it gets so hot the paint melts then the plastic would likely melt too.
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Looks awesome. I just did mine ruby red



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Let me save you the time and trouble because I destroyed mine the first time. I would Just buy them personally, but here is what works well. Others have skipped the sanding and priming and have been ok, but the dry time is crucial.

Sand it
Primer it or use adhesion promoter
Sand the primer
Apply a light coat
Sand if needed
Apply two more coats
Sand if needed
Let it dry for 2 days if you can

Clear is very hard to apply, because to do it right, there is sanding and buffing involved, and lots of drying time. I put my coil covers back on after 24 hours and the clear started melting and running after a 30 min drive. I'm not sure if it was because it wasn't fully dry or from the heat. I ended up buying chrome coil covers. Here's a pic before they melted.
What grit sandpaper should one use in this process?
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What grit sandpaper should one use in this process?
600grit

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600grit
I personally would just use a chemical made for plastics.
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