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Old 01-21-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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White & Blue engine bay

After many hours of inhaling paint fumes in the basement and screwing up countles times, heres where I'm at.....
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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Looks awesome. You did a great job with it
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:34 PM   #3
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Nice!
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:54 AM   #4
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Nice! Maybe I'll think about trying this


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Old 01-22-2013, 02:14 AM   #5
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Looks awesome!
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:23 AM   #6
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Looks very nice and clean.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:44 AM   #7
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There are a few threads here that do a nice job of telling you how to tackle this yourself. Here are a couple things I learned:
  • Use high-heat paint on the engine cover itself - I read it wasn't necessary but my first attempt started to bubble near the oil fill.
  • If you use a clear coat, make sure it's compatible with the base coat (I didn't and it curled up all my paint - had to start all over
  • If you have patience and experience with primer/sanding, the center of the engine cover would come out better if you sand them smooth. I left mine with original texture and went heavy on the clear coat because I'm lazy, but smooth admittedly would look better.
  • When your stuff is drying in the basement, don't let your fiance's cat down there - or at least keep it out of his reach.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:45 AM   #8
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Looks great man! You car is one of my favorites. That blue on that white really pops!
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:50 AM   #9
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Don't mean to nit-pic 'cause it all looks great but I'd consider removing that black bowtie from the passenger strut tower; just looks a tad out of place IMHO.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:54 AM   #10
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Don't mean to nit-pic 'cause it all looks great but I'd consider removing that black bowtie from the passenger strut tower; just looks a tad out of place IMHO.
haha yeah that is just a random magnet I had laying around, I agree
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:03 PM   #11
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Been debating on doing something similar. Mines aqua with white not sure yet though

Your turned out pretty good. What a paint did you use?
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