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Old 01-08-2010, 12:32 AM   #51
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if any of u are interested in a custom cover send me a messege of your idea and ill see what i can do for ya thanx.. here is some of my work..

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Old 01-08-2010, 05:32 PM   #52
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There are some cool looking covers on here. I want to do mine as well. I am thinking about orange in the middle and then chrome on the "valve cover" outer parts. I do not know if that would even be possible, but I think it would look rockin'.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:21 PM   #53
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Just wanted to let everyone know we are still working on that v6 engine cover. Should have some pics up in the next few days.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:26 PM   #54
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:11 AM   #55
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How did you mask the black stripes in the middle? Thanks for any input.
Pinstripe material same as I did mine.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:13 AM   #56
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There are some cool looking covers on here. I want to do mine as well. I am thinking about orange in the middle and then chrome on the "valve cover" outer parts. I do not know if that would even be possible, but I think it would look rockin'.
I've seen Chrome paint at the auto stores, I don't see why you could not do that on the engine cover if you clear coat it
I did a quick search and Amazon adds the adhesion promoter(which I forgot about)
http://www.amazon.com/Duplicolor-Dup.../dp/B000E4HWKS
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:26 AM   #57
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Pinstripe material same as I did mine.
Thanks for the input. I am in the middle of painting mine and used masking tape with a razor edge for trimming out the stripes. I am not an expert by any means but found when I sanded with a medium grade it down before primer I could see every sand mark through the primer. I have done some wet sanding in between two other prime coats and now smooth as glass. Tomorrow the Rally Yellow goes on. Like I said I am a back yard painter so hope all goes well. Can't wait to see the finished product!
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:30 PM   #58
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Post pictures for sure! Want to see what the other V-6'ers are doing
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:29 PM   #59
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I've seen Chrome paint at the auto stores, I don't see why you could not do that on the engine cover if you clear coat it
I did a quick search and Amazon adds the adhesion promoter(which I forgot about)
http://www.amazon.com/Duplicolor-Dup.../dp/B000E4HWKS
if you spray clearcoat on the 'chrome' spray paint, it won't be chrome shiny anymore...
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:42 AM   #60
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I believe you,never used Chrome paint before. Maybe the chrome paint does not need to be clear coated ? Someone here will usually know the answer. That's the great thing about this site!
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:54 AM   #61
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had bad luck trying to clear coat chrome paint on a friends guitar amp hardware it just turned silvery and lost reflectiveness.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:04 PM   #62
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Just wanted to let everyone know we are still working on that v6 engine cover. Should have some pics up in the next few days.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:06 AM   #63
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My finished product

Just finished mine over the weekend. Here are some pics. Didn't notice a couple of them that had reflections on them. Had a light shining over it. Also did the Hood liner too. Thanks for the ideas guys! This thread was very helpful!
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:23 AM   #64
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:55 PM   #65
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Didn't get to do my engine cover mod yet.

But these are photos of my hood pad mod.

How big of a b-witch is it removing the hood pad. I removed the pad on my '88 Camaro to get to the louvers and mess the pad up. Yours and the others pad look great.
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:52 PM   #66
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The hood pad is held by several buttons that just plug into the holes. Use a fork type tool to pry up under the button and they just lift right out. When installing just plug them back in the hole. Not hard to do at all.
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:51 AM   #67
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:37 PM   #68
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We've had a change of plans and going a different route now. It will be worth the wait.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:39 PM   #69
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How big of a b-witch is it removing the hood pad. I removed the pad on my '88 Camaro to get to the louvers and mess the pad up. Yours and the others pad look great.
I just slipped two fingers under each "Button" pulled a little and they popped right out...Didn't even hurt them at all, and they went right back in with no problem
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Just finished mine over the weekend. Here are some pics. Didn't notice a couple of them that had reflections on them. Had a light shining over it. Also did the Hood liner too. Thanks for the ideas guys! This thread was very helpful!
How did you paint it? what color/brand paint? Was it factory paint? Did you use adheasion promotor for plastic?
It looks really good.
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:40 PM   #72
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How did you paint it? what color/brand paint? Was it factory paint? Did you use adheasion promotor for plastic?
It looks really good.
I ordered the paint from dupli color and gave them the factory id of the paint that is located in the trunk area on a name plate. Nothing special preparing the plastic I used a fine grit sand paper to remove the sheen. I used four coats of gray primer and wet sanded between each coat. I used four coats of Rally yellow and wet sanded beteen the first two coats. I used three coats of plasti coat clear after removing all the tape and sprayed the whole cover. Be very careful with the clear it is very thin. Still not sure how it will hold up through the heat in the summer time though. Thanks for the compliment!
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:56 PM   #73
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Thanks for the help

Hey, wer2foxs, skyman 08 and Atcer, Thanks for sharing the pictures and tips on personalizing engine covers and hood pads. I know that the question about the hood pad was a no brainer, but as I said I did it on my '88 and messed up the pad. I really like what everyone is doing to make their Camaro one of a kind. I hope I can have the same results that you have had.
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Hey, wer2foxs, skyman 08 and Atcer, Thanks for sharing the pictures and tips on personalizing engine covers and hood pads. I know that the question about the hood pad was a no brainer, but as I said I did it on my '88 and messed up the pad. I really like what everyone is doing to make their Camaro one of a kind. I hope I can have the same results that you have had.
Go for it man! Gotta show us pics!
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Old 01-23-2010, 05:17 PM   #75
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I painted my engine cover over the holidays, and added a few other goodies to the car. It seems like lots of folks keep the stripes above the bowtie black. I didnt' use pinstriping - the stripes were masked off like everything else.



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