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Old 07-01-2010, 03:55 PM
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Default Painted the engine cover

Decided to paint my cover..the silver didnt match the black and red under the hood so I changed that.


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Old 07-01-2010, 04:26 PM
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very nice man!!!
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:50 PM
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Thats a nice job! How did you paint the letters and keep them neat looking?

Is that black or charcoal?
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:54 PM
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I like it! Nice job.
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:57 PM
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Looks good, did you paint the TB your self too?
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:53 PM
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yea I painted the valve covers, TB and engine cover myself.
the way i did the cover was..I shot it last night..all the red area with the same 500degree red I used on everything else..let it dry and baked it on by driving around for a while.
today I took it and I put vasoline over all the tops of the letters with a qtip..then I shot it all in black and when it dried I wiped the vasoline off...its not perfect but it came out pretty good and 100000x easier then masking with tape

the cover is satin black engine enamel
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:28 PM
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Yours came very nice!

Another way to paint embossed letters is to use a wine bottle cork and drill a hole for a " paint roller spindle.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:38 PM
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very clean job!! looks like it came that way off the factory line!
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:18 AM
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oh man I like that flat black. I dont really care about the engine area, but I may do this for a quick project. good job
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:48 PM
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Wow, that looks fantastic!
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