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Old 05-31-2013, 12:01 PM   #1001
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Looks Great from here !!
Is that a decal at the top on your wiper motor shroud area thingy ?
That's a nice idea too #steal :-)
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:02 PM   #1002
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Nope, silly me, it's your Brace Bar :-O
Still ...
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:56 PM   #1003
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Yes it is on the strut brace. The engine cover I did not clear and it turned out great. The fuse cover I did and will have to redo.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:17 AM   #1004
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I kind of figured it might be, since I'm from Michigan and know what the weather can be like this time of year back there. I don't get a lot of opportunities to paint here in Washington because it's humid and cold. Two straight weeks of rain here and still going. I just hope it doesn't stretch on into July, as it's been known to do at this time of year, or I'll never get anything done!Attachment 516727
I here ya' , bought a new polishing kit from Surf City Garage and still waiting for the weather gods to co-operate so I can use it.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:21 AM   #1005
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I here ya' , bought a new polishing kit from Surf City Garage and still waiting for the weather gods to co-operate so I can use it.
Hey, there you are! When are you going to hook up with the rest of us? I led a cruise up Green Valley a couple weeks ago. Was hoping you might make that, since it's so close to you.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:14 AM   #1006
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Is there anything that can be done about the ugly golden bowtie on these covers besides just removing the whole thing?
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:42 AM   #1007
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Have one made from emblempros. Thats what I did
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:49 PM   #1008
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Is there anything that can be done about the ugly golden bowtie on these covers besides just removing the whole thing?
I taped it off and used matte black model paint to black it out, holding up great!
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:27 AM   #1009
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Just painted mine RJT paint from automotivetouchup.com looks so awesome in the sunlight.

Quick 1500g sanding, 2 coats adhesion promoter, 3 coats primer, 3 coats basecoat, 3 coats clear, polished to shine
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:48 PM   #1010
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Very nice!
Like the lettering! Good name.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:35 PM   #1011
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I took mine off for now, I think the intake manifold looks good. At some point I may get the manifold painted in some color scheme.
your is metal right? mine is plastic, it looks like doodoo
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:15 PM   #1012
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:08 AM   #1013
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I leave for Sturgis in 10 hours, and I got it done just in time! Will need some tweaks when I get home, but I'm pretty happy with it for now...

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I think you have a Home Business Idea there! with the Lighting and the Concept of a Shape Change to an existing or NEW Engine Cover Design :-)
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:07 AM   #1015
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Let's see the Final Tutorial and a Video plz! :-)
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:41 PM   #1016
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[QUOTE=With envy;6712186]I leave for Sturgis in 10 hours, and I got it done just in time! Will need some tweaks when I get home, but I'm pretty happy with it for now...

That is HOT to DEATH...LOVE IT!!!
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:52 PM   #1017
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I leave for Sturgis in 10 hours, and I got it done just in time! Will need some tweaks when I get home, but I'm pretty happy with it for now...

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That is absolutely BAD ASS!!!
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:29 PM   #1018
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how do you power the lights? Battery pack somewhere?
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:36 AM   #1019
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how do you power the lights? Battery pack somewhere?
For the time being, yes. I plan to change that when I get back. I will give more details later. I only have wI-fi at the bar here in Sturgis.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:30 PM   #1020
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For those that use the diamond mesh in your cut outs, where do you buy the mesh at?

I have looked on ebay and that is two big a pattern same with amazon. Google/Bing hasnt been much help unless I wont 100 ft of the stuff.

Any link would be helpful.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:18 AM   #1021
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For the time being, yes. I plan to change that when I get back. I will give more details later. I only have wI-fi at the bar here in Sturgis.
That's cool. I'm doing mine this weekend. I want to be able to remove the cover so trying to come up with a creative way to wire the LEDs in, but be able to turn it on and off, and remove the cover when I'm not at shows.
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That's cool. I'm doing mine this weekend. I want to be able to remove the cover so trying to come up with a creative way to wire the LEDs in, but be able to turn it on and off, and remove the cover when I'm not at shows.
I use allgator clips, attach one to ground point and one to power distribution hot terminal
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:24 AM   #1023
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I use allgator clips, attach one to ground point and one to power distribution hot terminal
Apologize for my "newbness" here. I'm very mechanically inclined, but vehicle electrical systems...not so much.

What exactly would be the power distribution hot terminal? Are you talking about the positive terminal that you can get to from on top, like for jumper cables?
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Just open your fuse box cover. At the very front you will see the positive terminal. This is where I wired to for some of my add-ons. Just make sure you use a fuse between this terminal and anything you connect to it. And be aware that it is always "hot"; even when the ignition is off.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:34 PM   #1025
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For the time being, yes. I plan to change that when I get back. I will give more details later. I only have wI-fi at the bar here in Sturgis.
Okay, I'm back from Sturgis now. It was great! I saw some of the engine covers that have been posted on here. It was a thrill to actually see them in person. I met a few of the owners, but unfortunately not as many as I would like to have met.
Now to answer that question in more detail:
At Sturgis, the cover was completely self contained. The leds have always run off of a battery pack. 3 AAs at 4.5 volts. They last a long time. I've managed to use the same batteries for several shows in a row. So I haven't been in any real hurry to hook them up to the car. It would also involve wiring in the proper resistors. I would also like to put in a switch. I currently connect and disconnect the batteries with a pair of 9v battery snap connectors.
The plasma disc is independent of everything. It has it's own batteries and switch that I can throw from the underside of the cover.
For the new EL wire "stripes" I used a 9v battery powered inverter. All I have to do is make a new extension line, and I can connect this part into the remote control system that runs my fog-light halos and hood bowtie.
I primed the cover today. The weather was kind of cold and crappy. Hopefully it might be nice tomorrow and I can shoot the color and finally join the "Painted my own engine cover" club!

Update 7/10/13:

Got it painted.

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It got some attention at the show...

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Then a the next day I took off the terry-cloth towel we had wrapped around it for protection; and a whole bunch of clear coat came off with it!

I had finished it so close to showtime, that the clear coat didn't have time to properly cure. I had been worried, but I thought if I was careful in handling it...y'know...like wrapping a soft towel around it to protect it...

Back to work....
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