Engine cover paint - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 07-28-2014, 03:34 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Psmith129's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Riverside
Region: California
Posts: 190
Engine cover paint

Hey guys , sorry if this is a repetitive topic but it can't seem to find the right info on painting my engine cover for 2012 5.0. Just looking for some advice on what paint/ method works the best . Not sure if it needs to be heat resistant or not and would prefer to not start a fire on the freeway.Any insight would be appreciated, thanks.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
Psmith129 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-28-2014, 05:17 PM   #2
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 3
When I painted my valve covers I used some VHT Engine Enamel from Autozone. I used a color they had called Ford Red. It is holding up well(5 or so months) and not chipping at all.
You want to use heat resistant paint really for safety because it does get very hot there.

As for the method, I just prepped sanded and painted it. It came out with a semi-gloss look, and it looks great in my opinion.
Zaid A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2014, 05:57 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Psmith129's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Riverside
Region: California
Posts: 190
Awesome, did you have to use a primer to get the paint to stick? And I'm assuming 1 coat of the paint will do the job?


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
Psmith129 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-28-2014, 06:44 PM   #4
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 3
I did use primer. They sell the primer for it near the VHT paints in autozone.

I did like 2-3 coats, just to get full coverage and build it up.
Zaid A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2014, 07:07 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
Psmith129's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Riverside
Region: California
Posts: 190
Thanks!, one more question just because I want this to be a one time job. Do you remember what grit sand paper or do I just need to make it somewhat smooth before the primer .


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
Psmith129 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engine cover paint Psmith129 Mustang Paint, Appearance & Detailing 0 07-26-2014 02:45 PM
Paint Or No paint?? curt68 Classic Mustangs 20 02-22-2014 09:41 AM
My coil cover paint job Benzopyrene Mustang Paint, Appearance & Detailing 16 01-14-2014 05:47 PM
To paint or not paint carbon fiber poloka 2011-2014 Mustang GT 11 08-18-2012 11:20 AM
Car cover scratching paint? Spiney Mustang Paint, Appearance & Detailing 2 09-04-2011 01:02 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



10:37 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.