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Old 09-02-2010, 08:40 AM   #1
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Painted inside my Engine late at nite in the dark

I started around 11pm finished at 7am let me know what you guys think





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Old 09-02-2010, 08:43 AM   #2
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Not too bad. I would probably give the two covers a light sanding and drop a couple more coats on there in order to get a nice gloss look like the air intake pipe.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:58 AM   #3
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what did you spray the big chevy padding lining under the hood with?
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:38 AM   #4
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what did you spray the big chevy padding lining under the hood with?

Regular Red sprey paint. I had to use lots of coats.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:52 AM   #5
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Not too bad. I would probably give the two covers a light sanding and drop a couple more coats on there in order to get a nice gloss look like the air intake pipe.
Yeah im gonna have to second that! Give it a nice 1000 or more Grit sand before each coat and a thick clear coat. And dont do it in the dark!
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:00 AM   #6
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Looks pretty rough brother. I've seen some very nice DIY paint jobs here that look like they were done in a spray booth, this looks like a rattle can job. Sorry man, just my opinion.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:08 AM   #7
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So what should i use to remove and start over, Plus im used a 2 megapixal camara phone with no flash to take all pics of my car. And what items you dont like. The hood roof is ruff texture material.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:09 AM   #8
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Did you paint that or did Stevie Wonder??
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:10 AM   #9
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And can you guys recomed a paint to use? Im not going to a body shop to paint under the hood. So far i like the look of the red and black engine. It looks better then before but it needs to be redone.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:34 AM   #10
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Why did you paint in the dark?
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:38 AM   #11
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Sandpaper and your see a big difference
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:40 AM   #12
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On the cover's you need to use paint specifically for plastic. Dupont makes some that i've used before.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:50 AM   #13
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I dont have a garage i live in a apartment
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use some sand paper and paint thinner to try and remove the paint...

then take 1000 grit to it ans see how flat you can get it (i wouldnt use a machine sander it has a tendancy to melt the plastic)
then try a nice layer of spray on primer... (you may want to use a plastic adhesion promotor before this step but its up to you to try...)
let that dry for a while (a thick layer takes a long time to set to be hard) then sand that down with 200-400 gritt this will help smoth out the grainy testured cover...
then try the paint, then wet sand (200-400 grit wet) and then the clear coat...

see where that gets you... good luck

BTW: i like the what you are trying to achieve just a little more work is needed...
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