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Tweiten 06-20-2013 09:46 PM

Bad Paint Job on Engine Cover
 
Wish I could upload pictures but I can't go outside right now and get a picture do to a storm. Anyways, I just need to remove the paint from my engine cover. It turned out terribly and I want to redo it. Also, can someone give me a link to the right type of spray paint for the engine cover? I need a red kind.

Bonanza7 06-20-2013 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Tweiten (Post 6695958)
Wish I could upload pictures but I can't go outside right now and get a picture do to a storm. Anyways, I just need to remove the paint from my engine cover. It turned out terribly and I want to redo it. Also, can someone give me a link to the right type of spray paint for the engine cover? I need a red kind.

I don't think it really matters. I use Duplicolor on one, and Krylon on another. No problems in 2 years. Prep is the big thing.

greenbadass 06-20-2013 10:14 PM

Try this site. http://www.automotivetouchup.com/
I have a Synergy Green Camaro and they matched the paint code perfectly. You need to find out your paint code. It is located under your trunk liner. Its the last numbers on the sticker.

greenbadass 06-20-2013 10:15 PM

http://www.automotivetouchup.com/tou...t/2010/camaro/
This is the direct link to your rally yellow.

Blue10CamaroSS 06-20-2013 10:21 PM

I used http://www.expresspaint.com/

The way I painted it:
1) clean all to be painted surfaces
2) use expresspaint.com Prep-All spray
3) sand down to be painted surfaces
4) light coat prime all to be painted surfaces with Primer
5) wait 10 minutes then second coat of primer
6) wait 15 minutes then light coat of paint, and you wanted Red Jewel paint
7) wait 10 minutes then second coat of paint.
8) wait an hour

As long as everything is the way you want it, then
9) light coat of Clear Coat
10) wait 10 minutes then second coat of clear
11) wait 24 hours to fully cure

Results for me using Imperial Blue Metallic and Summit White:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...ps86a733a5.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...ps63e15df0.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...ps56c34dce.jpg

same paint on fuse box:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...ps1e087dd5.jpg

montreal2010yellow 06-20-2013 10:27 PM

To take out the bad paint. When I did some plastic car modelings I used BRAKE FLUIDS to take the paint off. Just summerge the cover in a bassin fiilled with brake fluid and let it overnight. It does work for plastic model cars, can't see why it would'nt work on the engine plastic.

Tweiten 06-21-2013 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by greenbadass (Post 6696103)
http://www.automotivetouchup.com/tou...t/2010/camaro/
This is the direct link to your rally yellow.

I have Victory Red

Glen e 06-21-2013 06:12 PM

I used these with good result. pic below is before the last two coats of clear.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...s/null-119.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...s/null-118.jpg

Tweiten 06-22-2013 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Baugher17 (Post 6700059)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2010-2013-Ca...8&cmd=ViewItem

Hello, above I posted the link for you guys to check out my amazing V8 engine cover and fuse box cover set I have on Ebay! Simply copy and paste it into the address bar. I hope you all don't mind me posting it but I think you all will be very impressed and be able to appreciate the time, effort, and quality we have in this product. Thanks for your time and please let me know what you all think of it. Thanks!

Thanks but I don't have a V8 or $400+ plus to spend on it.

Tweiten 06-22-2013 12:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Glen e (Post 6699137)
I used these with good result. pic below is before the last two coats of clear.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...s/null-119.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...s/null-118.jpg

That looks great. Where'd you get the VHT paint?

Tweiten 06-22-2013 12:30 AM

Think I could use this to take off the paint?

http://www.amazon.com/Gunk-M4432-Reg...ds=brake+fluid

Glen e 06-22-2013 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Tweiten (Post 6700426)
That looks great. Where'd you get the VHT paint?

any auto parts store

KEEP RT 06-22-2013 10:03 PM

Break fluid is NOT the way to go!

Reducer is what you need. All auto paint stores have it as wall as parts stores.

Tweiten 06-22-2013 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by KEEP RT (Post 6703160)
Break fluid is NOT the way to go!

Reducer is what you need. All auto paint stores have it as wall as parts stores.

What is that? Like do you have a picture or a link or something. Never heard of that?

chicagobulls 06-23-2013 12:18 AM

looks good glenn really good, how did the texture come out?

I hear if you sand then compound and polish the clear it comes out looking like a factory paint job.

camarogirlss 07-23-2013 09:04 AM

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As far as paint removal, I can't help with that. But I just painted my engine cover and pretty much did the same exact order of instructions Blue10CamaroSS has listed with a few minor differences. I didn't sand anything. I thought about it, but my dad suggested that I not do it since it was plastic. The primer I used was an adhesion promotor. I've been told it is different than a standard primer and better for plastic. I bought it at Autozone. However, Blue10's turned out great so it looks like his primer worked well too. Not sure if you used a spray gun trigger, but I did, and it was totally worth the extra $4 for it. I am not a professional painter (nor do I play on TV LOL). But the ease of spraying and the control I had with the trigger made a HUGE difference for me. Also remember that when you begin to spray, begin spraying just to the side of the cover, not directly over it. And when you end spraying, end past the cover, not directly over it. This will prevent any type of spattering that may occur when you release the trigger. Especially if you aren't using the trigger gun. http://www.automotivetouchup.com/sto...l_trigger.aspx

All of my color matched paint and clearcoat came from automotive touchup as well.
Hope this helps and good luck.

DJ-Silver 2SS 07-24-2013 03:15 PM

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Here is mine, similar to all above.


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