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Old 06-21-2012, 03:58 PM   #1
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Arrow ENGINE COVER *PAINT

I WOULD LIKE TO SPRAY PAINT MY ENGINE COVER BUT I'M NOT SURE IF I SHOULD USE REGULAR SPRAY PAINT OR HIGH TEMPERATURE ENGINE PAINT. ANY FEEDBACK IS APPRECIATED THANKS
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
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I use adhesion promotor then Duplicolor and duplicolor clearcoat. Works fine.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:10 PM   #3
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Just like Baron said. Use a good coat of promoter and then use some Dupli-Color of your choice. I painted mine and I didn't even clear coat them.

The "heat" that high heat paint is referring to is much much hotter than your engine cover will ever see. You'll be fine using a rattle can
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:16 PM   #4
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i just wiped mine off and painted it. no adhesion promoter, no sanding just painted it. came out GREAT! just make sure u get high engine heat paint!

heres mine. GOOD LUCK

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Old 06-22-2012, 09:52 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice but i also have an other question. I saw this Rust-O-elm spray paint at home depot that has a metallic/chrome finish. ive never seen anything like it, but im thinking it would look cool if i painted the engine cover
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:54 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice but i also have an other question. I saw this Rust-O-elm spray paint at home depot that has a metallic/chrome finish. ive never seen anything like it, but im thinking it would look cool if i painted the engine cover
try it on like a stick or something to see how it really looks. if u dont like it take it back. just dont use ALL the can lol
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:10 PM   #7
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Local paint shop got the factory correct color, did the airbox, fuse cover and engine cover for $150.00, even has clear coat. Fuse cover used a sharpie to fill in and local place for decals ( $15.00 ).

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Old 06-23-2012, 06:17 PM   #8
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LFX is 323 hp stock



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haha just happens to be the stock hp that every LLT puts on there engines
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=223807
This might help your choices on paint^
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:18 PM   #12
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i just finished mine today and im happy the way it turned out. what do you guys think? (the last picture shows to much reflection because i had just sprayed the clear coat over the entire cover)
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:51 AM   #13
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i just wiped mine off and painted it. no adhesion promoter, no sanding just painted it. came out GREAT! just make sure u get high engine heat paint!

heres mine. GOOD LUCK


hard body! i like it alot man!
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:21 AM   #14
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What can I use to re-attach my CAMARO letters, from the fenders, to the engine cover? Is there such thing as a high heat glue?
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:23 AM   #15
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Here is mine. I used automotive paint and clear.
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:26 AM   #16
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What can I use to re-attach my CAMARO letters, from the fenders, to the engine cover? Is there such thing as a high heat glue?
3M doublesided tape worked great on mine.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:43 PM   #17
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i just cleaned mine off and sprayed 3 coats of primer and 3 coats of white and added a light clear coat.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:31 AM   #18
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i just finished mine today and im happy the way it turned out. what do you guys think? (the last picture shows to much reflection because i had just sprayed the clear coat over the entire cover)
Exactly what I want to do, with the exception of the "RS" on the left side, which I now want to do after seeing your result.

I have to ask, how did you get the RS logo template so perfect?
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Done mine a couple of weeks ago.
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