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Old 01-15-2012, 03:49 AM   #1
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Nybody use it? I'm thinking about painting.... Just was curious of everything in my engine bay that's a good idea to paint & see if anybody's done it? Thanks!

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Re: Engine Enamel

Depends on what it is you are painting....

I would powder-coat the intake and valve covers... This will look better, and that's what your painting it for right?
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Yeah and I have a no name brand cai from am it's chrome but I'd rather paint it... Should I?
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Yeah and I have a no name brand cai from am it's chrome but I'd rather paint it... Should I?
Make sure you sand and prime it first and it should hold up just fine. I've used it on intakes and some plastic parts under hood with no issues.
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Yeah and I have a no name brand cai from am it's chrome but I'd rather paint it... Should I?
I painted my CAI... just used "airplane paint remover" to clean it off, then I actually used engine enamel to paint it black... but I wish I had powder-coated it... looks a lot better...
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For valve covers & things you can remove to paint. I spray with high heat enamel then high heat clear, wet sand, polish. Looks as good as the outside of the car.
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Re: Engine Enamel

the key is the prep work, for example if you just start spraying thats bad, you have to clean and remove any crap from the surface and then paint in a good temp when its not to humid and go slow etc.

You CAN go overboard with that stuff... I would really think about that and look for examples before going crazy.
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