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Old 11-15-2012, 08:26 AM   #1
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Coil covers in the 5.0

I hate my ugly stock grayish color coil covers.
Should I buy new blue ones or paint stock?
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you can upgrade to some caster/camber plates (but i would recommend springs etc so they are needed) those always look great.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:43 AM   #3
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WTF? LOL He is talking about the spark plug coil covers.

I guess it all boils down to budget & what you want. Do you like the OEM Blue Boss ones? Have the cash for them? Or do you want a custom color?

Personally I'm looking at the Ford Motorsports aluminum ones. A little spendy, but IMHO they look great & are different.
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WTF? LOL He is talking about the spark plug coil covers.

I guess it all boils down to budget & what you want. Do you like the OEM Blue Boss ones? Have the cash for them? Or do you want a custom color?

Personally I'm looking at the Ford Motorsports aluminum ones. A little spendy, but IMHO they look great & are different.
I was looking at the aluminum ones too but since its my DD I'm scared that they will start to look bad because of the elements... Road salt will destroy them I think...?
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I done mine myself as you can see in pics and looks like they were bought.....Flawless!
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I done mine myself as you can see in pics and looks like they were bought.....Flawless!
Looks good!! Did you clear? What paint did you use?
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I was looking at the aluminum ones too but since its my DD I'm scared that they will start to look bad because of the elements... Road salt will destroy them I think...?
Can't be any worse than my stock one. It is rusted brown all the way around.
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He's talking about the coil pack covers.....
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He's talking about the coil pack covers.....
Yeah not sure what happened...I was in the drive shaft thread and ended up here saw that comment and responded.

Wooooooops. Been a long week. My apologies.
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I done mine myself as you can see in pics and looks like they were bought.....Flawless!
I thought about doing the same exact thing and saving the cash since it's a cosmetic mod, and not performance related. That really makes it look nice in there, i'm sold...gonna do them asap!

+1 on the what kind of paint did you use? I know you can get Krylon made just for plastics, just wondered about the heat in there...if it might crack and peel and look like junk after a while.
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Use engine paint, very durable
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Engine paint on engine parts? Now that's crazy talk...
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ID:	76694I used rusoleum's indoor/outdoor paint for plastic, metal or wood. It's not high heat and it's about $7 a can I'm not sure what the color was but there's no other close to it so its easy to spot. I popped off my coil covers and cleaned them with alcohol. I let them air dry and then gave them about four coats each. No primer, no sanding. It's been about 2 years and I haven't had any issues wiping them down. They are holding up nicely.
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I found two good options for this project, i'll check at the parts store locally first to see if they carry them, but if not Amazon has them.

I was looking for one which was both for use on plastics, and for use with high temp areas.

Amazon.com: PlastiKote 205 Old Ford Blue Engine Enamel - 12 Oz.: Automotive


Dupli-Color DE1616 Ceramic Pontiac Blue Metallic Engine Paint - 12 oz. : Amazon.com : Automotive


I'll have to check out the rusoleum options too, so I can get that color, that's what I really want is to match it up the best I can.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:41 PM   #15
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Paint them, and if you screw it up I have an extra pair I would let go for a small fortune.

Or you could just buy them prepainted from AM and then have an extra pair to sell for a small fortune. LOL

What color you going with?
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I painted mine with Ford Blue. Advanced auto sell it made by Duplicover high heat engine enamel. Turned out very nice! $7 a can!
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Advanced Auto sells it. Dupli-Color. Long day!
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Advanced Auto sells it. Dupli-Color. Long day!
Thanks, love the blue on blue, my car is the same Grabber Blue so I know what mine will look like when it's done. That looks exactly like what I want, i'll head over and pick that up tomorrow and hopefully get it done in the next few days.
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The paint code is DE 1601 Ford Blue. It's a perfect match to grabber blue. I cleaned them with alcohol and put a couple of thin coats then came back with 2 solid coats and they turned out perfect. I think the can says wait 10 minutes between coats. I also found a company that sells inserts for the powered by ford logo in all colors. Good luck!
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Dupli color red!
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Looking good. Now if I don't go for the Ford Racing aluminum covers, you're all making me want to find a match for my DIB to paint mine.
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For $8 and an hour or two screwing around in the garage...this is a nice mod. It beats paying $80 for a pair already painted blue. I like the color match of the blue on blue and the red on red... and it beats the heck out of paying $300 for a chrome set.

Picked up my paint today to do mine over the holiday when I have some rare downtime.

I'm also going to try to do the lettering on the "Powered by Ford" with a black sharpie. It sounds sketchy, but I used one to fix the lettering on my 87 GT ground effects when they started losing the paint. Fixed it right up and it actually stayed on for the rest of the time I had the car, so i'll try it out and see how it works.
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I need to so this instead of spending $80 on the FRPP version
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