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Old 06-11-2010, 09:50 PM   #376
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:33 AM   #377
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For those who like the carbon fiber look:
2010 Chevrolet Camaro Engine Dress Up Kit in the stunning
Orange/Silver/Green/Blue Carbon finish.

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Old 06-13-2010, 02:53 PM   #378
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here is my finished cover .all painted with Fusion spray paint .
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:52 AM   #379
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Hey guys, i get a lot of PM's each week asking about if I painted my cover, where i got the stuff, and how i did it.. im posting an email that i reply with.. hopefully this can help everyone and maybe keep my inbox cleaner.

Yes, i painted it a while ago. I ordered the paint from Paintscratch.com. The RJT is different from the other paints, and more expensive because its a tri-color paint, base coat/mid coat/clear coat and most colors are only two, base and clear.

First, i wet sanded the entire engine cover with 800 and 1000 grit sand paper, then cleaned it off with a mild soap and water solution, rinsed with fresh water and dried very thoroughly.

Then, I sprayed 2 coats of plastic adhesive promoter. can buy at wal-mart, auto zone.. etc. let it dry for a few minutes.

Then, i sprayed 2 - 3 layers of primer, i wet sanded between each layer, cleaned it off with water, and let dry before doing next layer.

If doing more then one color of paint, for example red and black, mask off the bigger area first with painters tape and trim off the excess with a razor.

Lay the coats of paint, i did 3 light, even layers from side to side. and wet sanded in between coats, cleaned with fresh water and thoroughly dried before putting on next layer. dont sand the top coat.

after it is fully dried, after a day or so, tape off the area you just painted, and paint the areas that havent been painted yet, the same way. wet sand and clean in between coats as well to give it a nice smooth surface.

Then, hit it with 2 or 3 layers of clear coat, wet sand and clean in between layers, dont sand the top coat. when the top coat is throughly dry, after a day or so, use a mild rubbing compound and buff to a glossy shine using a 100% cotton cloth or buffing pad..

Make sure you mask the areas off if you are using more then one color, or dont want any paint at all on that area.

prep work determines everything, clean it off, use some alcohol. paint in light even coats, dont try to finish the whole thing in one coat.

The 312HP decals i found on Ebay at this store.

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I think its the best price around, and you get 4 decals instead of 2.


I hope this helps, and if i happened to miss anything, feel free to chime in!
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:32 AM   #380
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Anyone want to buy my engine cover?
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Old 06-20-2010, 05:07 PM   #381
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Some new engine mods of my own... got these billet items for father's day!
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:16 PM   #382
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heres mine....i actually cut the engine cover towards the left of the intake tube to make it look more uniform. i am thinking of swapping out the blue pinstripe with a black color

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Old 06-24-2010, 10:19 PM   #383
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Here is my project. It's not yet on the car because it's sleeping till the end of March.
Really Really like that one
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:46 AM   #384
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Those that put "Born on date" on their cars, I wonder why you didn't say Manufacture date instead, "Born on date" sound like beer.....
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:06 PM   #385
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put "I wish I had a V8" decal on it...lol
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:11 PM   #386
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put "I wish I had a V8" decal on it...lol
If I had wanted a V8, I would have bought a V8. Jerk.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:23 PM   #387
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put "I wish I had a V8" decal on it...lol

Get a life. Not everyone wants a V8.
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:59 PM   #388
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haters... can you guy take a joke...apperently not.
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:12 PM   #389
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Cool Almost don't have any cover left.

Here's mine latest engine pic - chrome covers and some vinyl carbon fiber on areas. Also lights and some decals.
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:14 AM   #390
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GUNIT,Very interesting mod on your cover...... and no cdigiovanni, we're not haters like you say..I could have bought a V8 too, many of us PREFER the V6 as daily drivers. When you make a comment like that in a V6 ENGINE MOD forum, you better expect us to defend OUR choice. DO you have to defend yours? JMO
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:46 AM   #391
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put "I wish I had a V8" decal on it...lol
Joking or not, It's sad when some people have to come in an area specifically not for their car and make comments like you do... You need to grow up...
and that comment about haters, Pot meet Kettle....
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:19 PM   #392
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:19 PM   #393
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GUNIT,Very interesting mod on your cover.
Thanks - it started with wanting to see the caps under the cover. I see you've got the cap covers as well. It holds fine without the missing area. Fun to experiment. A new cover is only $50 so figured I'd try different looks.
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:54 AM   #394
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ok i finally finished my cover and fuse box cover....i was at a car show at my dealership over the weekend and a company called hot rod hotline was there taking pictures for there online magazine. well they liked my under the hood and took some pictures to post on their website...thought it was pretty cool so ill post the pictures they took lol

everything is more orange in person...the sun just changes the color a bit..thats why it looks almost yellow...






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ok i finally finished my cover and fuse box cover....i was at a car show at my dealership over the weekend and a company called hot rod hotline was there taking pictures for there online magazine. well they liked my under the hood and took some pictures to post on their website...thought it was pretty cool so ill post the pictures they took lol
Looks great, nice touch.
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:01 AM   #396
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Thanks to Grandeos for posting his design! Just finished phase 1 of this tonight...
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:32 PM   #397
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Here's mine latest engine pic - chrome covers and some vinyl carbon fiber on areas.
Very nice!!
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Thanks to Grandeos for posting his design! Just finished phase 1 of this tonight...
Ilove it, what material did you use if we may ask?Will you also post a do it yourself?
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:30 PM   #399
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Ilove it, what material did you use if we may ask?Will you also post a do it yourself?
Thanks.

I used ~1/8" polystyrene for the "bars". Painted the raised bits on the outer-middle to match. Each bar is held on with two #8 sheet metal screws. Painted a bigger, rectangular piece of styrene for the middle to cover the emblem and flutes. I need to shoot the rest of black bits of the original cover to match the middle.

I could do a How-To if there is interest, but that was basically it.
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Thanks.

I used ~1/8" polystyrene for the "bars". Painted the raised bits on the outer-middle to match. Each bar is held on with two #8 sheet metal screws. Painted a bigger, rectangular piece of styrene for the middle to cover the emblem and flutes. I need to shoot the rest of black bits of the original cover to match the middle.

I could do a How-To if there is interest, but that was basically it.
Polystyrene??? I hope you used a heat resistant type, because I think most polystyrene plastic will warp (but not melt) in the hot environment of an engine compartment....
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