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I bought some high heat red paint to paint the cover of the coils. Should i sand it first or just go straight to painting it? I have a race red so i thought that the cover red would look nice and different? I am also going with a carbon fiber cai and a boss manifold.
 

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I did know they had them lol, it would look nice, but i dont like that they dont say anything on top, would a sticker survive the heat in there??!
 

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McQueen said:
I bought some high heat red paint to paint the cover of the coils. Should i sand it first or just go straight to painting it? I have a race red so i thought that the cover red would look nice and different? I am also going with a carbon fiber cai and a boss manifold.
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.
 

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Yea the guy that sold me the paint at auto zone told me to stay away from clear coat bc it was going to melt like butter, he said i should be fine with just the red paint because it was made to paint engines.
 

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I did know they had them lol, it would look nice, but i dont like that they dont say anything on top, would a sticker survive the heat in there??!
Stickers in the engine bay in general will survive!.. Take a look at the ones from the factory that are there!.. But I personally wouldn't put any on your coil covers!.. That's a more direct source of heat!..
 

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Stickers in the engine bay in general will survive!.. Take a look at the ones from the factory that are there!.. But I personally wouldn't put any on your coil covers!.. That's a more direct source of heat!..
I am getting kooks headers so i wanted to put a nice discrete sticker of kooks to show what i got lol.
 

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What i dont like about the cf is that make it all look to dark, i want a little bit of color. Lol
I am just going to paint it red and if i dont like it just get the cf
 

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I am getting kooks headers so i wanted to put a nice discrete sticker of kooks to show what i got lol.
I like doing similar things!.. Lol. I've got a couple of stickers in my engine bay!.. But mine are just over and in front of the radiator!.. Not sure what all you guys got in that area on your cars though!.. Lol
 

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Yea the guy that sold me the paint at auto zone told me to stay away from clear coat bc it was going to melt like butter, he said i should be fine with just the red paint because it was made to paint engines.
Yeah I think you'll be ok with that.
 

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? You think it will melt as well? Have a friend going to plasti his, but I told him about the heat...
Ooh hahahaha thats funny, plasti dip with catch fire under that heat because it is rubber.
 

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Was it hard to take the cover off
They snap right out. When you put them back in, make sure you completely move all the hoses out if the way, they will scratch the paint. It's mainly on the drivers side that you'll have to worry about.
 

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Good thing he didnt do it!!!!

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Mikeyt03 said:
They snap right out. When you put them back in, make sure you completely move all the hoses out if the way, they will scratch the paint. It's mainly on the drivers side that you'll have to worry about.
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What i dont like about the cf is that make it all look to dark, i want a little bit of color. Lol
I am just going to paint it red and if i dont like it just get the cf
Post pics when your done!.. Would like to see the finished product!..
 

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I dont like the carbon cover for some reason!

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I will post pics
 

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It is coming out SUPER good, way better than i expected.. They dont look painted, they look like the plastic is red. Will post a pic of them on the car tomorrow..
 
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