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Old 05-17-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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Little bit of painting can go a long way

Just bought some dupli color ford red paint and did a little painting. My strut brace isn't done yet but already looking pretty good. What y'all think?



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Old 05-17-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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Looking good man! I feel bad because I plan on doing this next week! Now I feel like I am going to copy you! lol.
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Love it. I wanted to do this as well
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Looking good man! I feel bad because I plan on doing this next week! Now I feel like I am going to copy you! lol.
Thanks. It's really easy to do. Takes 3 coats or almost 1 whole can for the coil covers. Also I didn't sand them or anything and the really came out great.

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Love it. I wanted to do this as well
Thanks appreciate the compliments
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Just bought some dupli color ford red paint and did a little painting. My strut brace isn't done yet but already looking pretty good. What y'all think?
Looks good.
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Looks good dude, where did ya get the paint?
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If the paint holds up, this would be a great thing. Update us on the durability of this. I'm interested but I wouldnt do it if it isn't going to hold up.
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I did mine
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:49 AM   #9
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Here is the paint I used. Very little prep and comes out great

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Here is the paint I used. Very little prep and comes out great
Cool, where do you find this stuff?
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Cool, where do you find this stuff?
I found it at O'reilys but that's only because there's no autozone in my relative location. One more step closer to completion on my strut bar.


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Nice Job. Ill have to get some Blue for my valve covers. I still need to get my shock tower, looks great man.
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If the paint holds up, this would be a great thing. Update us on the durability of this. I'm interested but I wouldnt do it if it isn't going to hold up.
Hey man the one I got was VHT ford red engine enamel and clear coat. I think it hold up to 500 to 600 degrees. So I think your good man, it's easy as hell too.

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Here is the paint I used. Very little prep and comes out great
This stuff will work too. It just has to be engine enamel.
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Looks good bro. I painted my coil covers the classic Ford racing blue and did the same to my calipers as well as painted the rotors black. Thought about painting my strut brace, but I'm kind of liking a little bit of shine. Thinking of the BBK chrome cold air intake too.
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Looks good bro. I painted my coil covers the classic Ford racing blue and did the same to my calipers as well as painted the rotors black. Thought about painting my strut brace, but I'm kind of liking a little bit of shine. Thinking of the BBK chrome cold air intake too.
That looks sweet! Maybe just paint the the gt emblem on the brace?
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Looks good bro. I painted my coil covers the classic Ford racing blue and did the same to my calipers as well as painted the rotors black. Thought about painting my strut brace, but I'm kind of liking a little bit of shine. Thinking of the BBK chrome cold air intake too.
You painted the rotors?! That doesn't seem like a bright idea to me.
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You painted the rotors?! That doesn't seem like a bright idea to me.
Sure, keeps them from rusting. Obviously don't paint the braking surface, but the hub and around the edges, where rotors typically rust. It was becoming an eye sore through the wheels looking at rust.
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Sure, keeps them from rusting. Obviously don't paint the braking surface, but the hub and around the edges, where rotors typically rust. It was becoming an eye sore through the wheels looking at rust.
Lol ok that sounds better than just I painted my rotors
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That looks really sweet! Good job...i did the same thing...
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That, my friends, is a lot of green.
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That, my friends, is a lot of green.
Right! I feel like I'm in a cheech and Chong movie lol.
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That, my friends, is a lot of green.
Looks great, though, with the white. Nice job.
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I did my cover last weekend.

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I did my cover last weekend.

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gotta love red, half the time in pictures it looks orange or pink...lol.

looks good though! for pink
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gotta love red, half the time in pictures it looks orange or pink...lol.

looks good though! for pink
These any better, I use my Iphone as my camera.



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Now it looks red! Looks good!
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Looks good bro. I painted my coil covers the classic Ford racing blue and did the same to my calipers as well as painted the rotors black. Thought about painting my strut brace, but I'm kind of liking a little bit of shine. Thinking of the BBK chrome cold air intake too.
Looks good. Coil covers almost look GT500-ish
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These are some great paint jobs... Getting ideas
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Well I joined. Either I was never very good or I'm out of touch. Got a couple of runs on one cover. I'm gonna let it dry and try to fix it. Going red with black lettering.

Is it OK to run the engine without the coil covers on this engines? I ask a/c this is the first engine that has them. I figure they're cosmetic, but better ask.
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Heres my under hood photo, a little dark under there. The valve covers are painted too!
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Heres my under hood photo, a little dark under there. The valve covers are painted too!
That looks really good! I was thinking of painting my radiator cover and this pretty much set that 100% to happening.
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That looks really sweet! Good job...i did the same thing...
Your engine looks amazing! What kind of paint did you use and what were your steps ie did you sand and prime at all or just tape and paint? Also where did you get the COYOTE touch!?
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