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Old 07-15-2014, 10:42 AM   #1
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DIY engine cover question

Hi guys brand new to the forum. I have a question about painting the engine cover. I know there is quite a few threads on this but wanted to make sure of a couple things. I have a 2010 ss I just painted the fuse box cover a couple days ago and mind you I don't paint at all lol. But I used krylon fusion sunbeam with a adhesion promoter. The black part on the cover doesn't look like it needs to be sanded but the silver part that has the lettering is pretty smooth if I use the promoter is there any need to sand? Also can I still use the krylon fusion paint or does the cover get to hot for it? Thanks for any help guys. Here's a pic of the fuse box cover tell me what you all think (keep in mine first time I've painting anything) lol
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:03 PM   #2
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Id lose the cover doesnt do much but hold hot air
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:22 PM   #3
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I have used vinyl wrap on mine and it has held up well to the heat so far. I would imagine the Krylon would, as well. If you de-grease the cover well and use adhesion promoter, that should be sufficient.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:54 AM   #4
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Looks good dude. I decided not to sand when I painted mine since the surface was pretty smooth already. The promoter did a good job keeping everything together. This is about 4 months after painting.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:05 PM   #5
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Thanks tiger so I take it heats not an issue?
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:28 PM   #6
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I didn't sand mine at all. Just cleaned it really, really well. I also used the same paint as you. Krylon Sunbeam Yellow. I also used Bulldog Adhesion Promoter. After I let it sit a week, I used a black enamel paint pen by Sharpie to do the letters and chrome button head bolts along the top.

The hardest part was masking everything off.







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Old 07-20-2014, 12:57 AM   #7
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Painted Engine Cover

Painted mine the other day. Just need to cut and buff it out.
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:58 AM   #8
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I didn't sand mine at all. Just cleaned it really, really well. I also used the same paint as you. Krylon Sunbeam Yellow. I also used Bulldog Adhesion Promoter. After I let it sit a week, I used a black enamel paint pen by Sharpie to do the letters and chrome button head bolts along the top.

The hardest part was masking everything off.







Very clean I like the button head allen bolts.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:13 PM   #9
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Sik63 that's badass
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:26 PM   #10
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nice job looks great
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:44 PM   #11
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Sik63 that's badass
Thank you Sir!
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:27 PM   #12
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Awesome work
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:28 PM   #13
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Painted mine the other day. Just need to cut and buff it out.
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That's definitely not a can, that's a spray gun all day right? Looks to wet and really nice btw
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:17 PM   #14
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Finally finished this thing I think it turned out pretty nice I did steal some of low saturns ideas let me know what you all think!
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:30 PM   #15
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Looks good dude.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:03 PM   #16
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Finally finished this thing I think it turned out pretty nice I did steal some of low saturns ideas let me know what you all think!
Looks good.
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:48 AM   #17
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Looks really nice! What technique did you use to mask the letters? Or just painters tape and lots of patience? :P
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:11 AM   #18
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Haha no I actually painted over it and used a black enamel marker for the lettering
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