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Old 06-20-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:13 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:14 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:15 PM   #4
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http://www.automotivetouchup.com/tou...t/2010/camaro/
This is the direct link to your rally yellow.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:21 PM   #5
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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:




same paint on fuse box:
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:27 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:33 PM   #7
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http://www.automotivetouchup.com/tou...t/2010/camaro/
This is the direct link to your rally yellow.
I have Victory Red
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:12 PM   #8
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I used these with good result. pic below is before the last two coats of clear.

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Old 06-22-2013, 12:26 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:27 AM   #10
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I used these with good result. pic below is before the last two coats of clear.

That looks great. Where'd you get the VHT paint?
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:30 AM   #11
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Think I could use this to take off the paint?

http://www.amazon.com/Gunk-M4432-Reg...ds=brake+fluid
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:45 PM   #12
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That looks great. Where'd you get the VHT paint?
any auto parts store
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:03 PM   #13
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Break fluid is NOT the way to go!

Reducer is what you need. All auto paint stores have it as wall as parts stores.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:36 PM   #14
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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?
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:18 AM   #15
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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.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:04 AM   #16
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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.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:15 PM   #17
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Here is mine, similar to all above.
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