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Old 07-29-2013, 05:58 AM   #1
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Painting engine cover, fuse box.

So after reading and seeing tons of people painting their covers. I decided i would give it a try. I went to autozone and got dupli-color matching paint. I've spray painted many objects so i know the technique, well...

I cleaned the fuse box with dish soap, dryed it off then used isopropyl alcohol to finish it off and i let it dry for 20 minutes. After fighting with the broken nozzel that came with my can. Put a new nozzel on and off i went...

One coat... 10 min wait... Second coat... 10 min wait... Third co.. Wth? Cracking? ok.. What did i do wrong? So i just peeled it all right off and i'm scratching my head. I see most didn't sand or prime.. So what's the deal? It looked so good! Can anyone help me, or come paint these for me! Lol
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:05 AM   #2
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Try the Krylon Fusion paint for plastic that is what I used. I sprayed mine with a light coat of white before my color to help lighten up the undercoat from the black. I also let my plastics dry for 24 hours after cleaning them BEFORE painting.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:08 AM   #3
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Hmmm krylon fusion.. Does it come in victory red? If so would autozone, checker, home depot carry it? Nice waste of $10 for this dupli-color. lol - or atleast a red close enough. Also, what about painting a few interior plastics red? Lots of sanding i take it?
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:57 AM   #4
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Sand, clean, spray with adhesion promoter, then 2 coats of primer, sand, clean, then a few coats of color, sand, clean then a few coats of clear.
I used rustoleum on parts I painted 2 years ago, all looks great still. I think the adhesion promoter is where you went wrong. Also, if you didn't get all the soap off it will make the paint kind of go crazy on the surface. Sand it down where the paint went crazy and try again. That adhesion promoter is an important step. I've never used fusion but it sounds too ford for me
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:43 AM   #5
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I used their bright yellow with the white under coat, it is very close but not a perfect match it you hold next to the car. I got it a Wally World ( Walmart )

"Too close to FORD", LOL. That is only way to get a Ford fast you have to paint it on a Camaro!!

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Hmmm krylon fusion.. Does it come in victory red? If so would autozone, checker, home depot carry it? Nice waste of $10 for this dupli-color. lol - or atleast a red close enough. Also, what about painting a few interior plastics red? Lots of sanding i take it?
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:13 PM   #6
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What grit were you using when you sanded?

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Sand, clean, spray with adhesion promoter, then 2 coats of primer, sand, clean, then a few coats of color, sand, clean then a few coats of clear.
I used rustoleum on parts I painted 2 years ago, all looks great still. I think the adhesion promoter is where you went wrong. Also, if you didn't get all the soap off it will make the paint kind of go crazy on the surface. Sand it down where the paint went crazy and try again. That adhesion promoter is an important step. I've never used fusion but it sounds too ford for me
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So after reading and seeing tons of people painting their covers. I decided i would give it a try. I went to autozone and got dupli-color matching paint. I've spray painted many objects so i know the technique, well...

I cleaned the fuse box with dish soap, dryed it off then used isopropyl alcohol to finish it off and i let it dry for 20 minutes. After fighting with the broken nozzel that came with my can. Put a new nozzel on and off i went...

One coat... 10 min wait... Second coat... 10 min wait... Third co.. Wth? Cracking? ok.. What did i do wrong? So i just peeled it all right off and i'm scratching my head. I see most didn't sand or prime.. So what's the deal? It looked so good! Can anyone help me, or come paint these for me! Lol
whatever soap you use, make sure it a good degreaser, rinse thoroughly, and use 70-90% IPA. If you don't use Krylon for plastic, use an automotive primer underneath.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:03 PM   #8
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I used Dawn dish soap. Now as far as sanding goes are we talking 600 grit? What would be a good clear coat and primer? Also etmx, do you have any pics you could post of yours?
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I like it without the engine cover and since I dragrace it lets the heat out quicker also.

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If you are there do the hoodliner too.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:45 PM   #14
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Holy cow! That looks amazing! Well i will continue my journey with using dupli-color. I went out and got some adhesion promoter and will give it another shot once this Arizona sun goes down. I'm also diggin' that CAI where did you purchase it from, price?
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:23 PM   #15
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Also wanted to add, once i'm done with the painting how long after until i can reinstall the covers? 24 hours?
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:55 AM   #16
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CAI is from Cold Air Inductions you can by it direct from CAI.
About $400.00
http://www.coldairinductions.com/sto...FYuk4AodEj0AKg
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I waited 48 hours because of the humidity where I live, you should be OK after 24.

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Also wanted to add, once i'm done with the painting how long after until i can reinstall the covers? 24 hours?
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I guess the krylon fusion holds up to the heat?
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About 6 months so far, it's doing good.

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About 6 months so far, it's doing good.
Good to know. Buy the way your paint job looks killer!!!!
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Did it "crack" like a spider web? If so that usually happens when you spray too heavy of a coat. Spray lighter coats next time, and I usually wait 30 minutes between coats and wipe with a tack cloth or microfiber towel lightly between coats.
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This is awesome mate. I want to do that to mine. How'd you go about it? Were the covers easy to remove?
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Did it "crack" like a spider web? If so that usually happens when you spray too heavy of a coat. Spray lighter coats next time, and I usually wait 30 minutes between coats and wipe with a tack cloth or microfiber towel lightly between coats.
No i didn't crack like a spider web. The paint more-so just came apart from one spot while it dried and separated. Anyways, So far so good! After applying the adhesion promoter, I painted it again using the dupli-color and it looks awesome! 3 light coats of adhesion and 3 light coats of dupli-color. I did the fuse box first and now I'm going to do the engine cover.
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All y'all....use the Bulldog Adhesion Promotor on anything that expands, contracts, flexes that you plan on painting.

Cheap, you can get it in a spray can at just about anywhere, and it is an awesome primer.

We use it by the gallons here at SWS.
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Covers are very easy to remove about an hour to do both sides. Thanks everyone for the feedback on the photos.

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This is awesome mate. I want to do that to mine. How'd you go about it? Were the covers easy to remove?
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