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Old 03-10-2010, 02:21 PM   #1
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Weekend engine cover project

Felt a little ambitious this past weekend. $17 in paint, parts, permanent ink marker and a few beers later....................
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:27 PM   #2
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Very nice work. How long all together did this take you?
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:43 PM   #3
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that is a fantastic job.it looks great !
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the compliments. Felt pretty good to stand back and look at that. Took 3 days to do.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:59 PM   #5
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Boy, that sure looks nice...one thing: You have patience to cut the tape as well as you did!
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:11 PM   #6
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looks very nice, might have to that this weekend.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:41 PM   #7
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Home job. Two days
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:49 PM   #8
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Way cool
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:07 PM   #9
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firengnred & chevyss: You guys did an incredible job; congrats!!
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:19 PM   #10
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outstanding !

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Old 03-10-2010, 04:19 PM   #11
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Nice Work! looks Great!
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:20 PM   #12
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Cool ideas!!!
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:50 PM   #13
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Home job. Two days
Where you score them snappy "Performance Division" stickers??

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Old 03-12-2010, 10:24 AM   #14
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Where is everyone buying their paint from? I've got a VR I want to look at doing but not sure where to get a good paint to match. I think the dealer sells a 5oz can for like $13 but I would probably need at least 2 if not 3 of them.
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:35 AM   #15
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This is what I used. No sanding or priming neccessary. The sunrise red is a perfect match for our VR
Just wash your part with a little dishwashing liquid to degrease and let dry COMPLETELY. Bought from Home Depot. $5 Also got the nuts and bolts there too.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:20 PM   #16
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This is what I used. No sanding or priming neccessary. The sunrise red is a perfect match for our VR
Just wash your part with a little dishwashing liquid to degrease and let dry COMPLETELY. Bought from Home Depot. $5 Also got the nuts and bolts there too.


Thanks! I'll go look for some.

I've got a CAI coming in next week. Once thats on and squared away I'm going to work on my cover.

I'm going to do mine very similar to yours but I think I'm going to do the cut out to give under the cover some room to breath. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...t=engine+cover
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:54 PM   #17
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Those look awesome too
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:35 PM   #18
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I pulled mine off last night and am getting ready to start modifying it... not looking forward to all of the masking off as I am a perfectionist. You did a great job!
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:48 PM   #19
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This is what I used. No sanding or priming neccessary. The sunrise red is a perfect match for our VR
Just wash your part with a little dishwashing liquid to degrease and let dry COMPLETELY. Bought from Home Depot. $5 Also got the nuts and bolts there too.
Got my paint tonight. I might start the mod this week.
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:24 PM   #21
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VERY nice job..

If I did it there would be runs everywhere...LOL
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:42 PM   #23
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Got my paint tonight. I might start the mod this week.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:01 AM   #24
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Did my own IOM. Used paint from Auto touch up .com. May add fasteners later.


Nice job on yours.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:08 PM   #25
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I'M ABOUT TO PULL MY F@#KING HAIR OUT!!!!!

I have NO IDEA what I'm doing wrong. I can not get this engine cover painted without it cracking!

I'm using the Rustoleum Plastic paint as suggested. The first time I sprayed it came out almost perfect. There were a couple minor spects/dirt in it. So my friend talked me into lightly sanding and re-spraying. I sanded a couple pieces out and let it sit overnight. In the morning I re-sprayed and it did this cracking you see in a couple spots. So, I sanded out most of the cracking and let is sit over night again. Spayed it the next afternoon when it was about 65 outside. I got some cracking again. Re-sanded....waited overnight....resprayed. This time it didn't crack. Waited several hours or so and sprayed some clear over it. On one side it immediately cracked. Other side is fine. I re-sand (can't get all the cracking out but got most of it)....re-spray....all is good. I let it sit overnight and then this morning I let it sit out in the sun for a good 3+ hrs. Bring it in let it cool down for about 30 mins. Re-spray the clear and it freakin starts immediately cracking. I'm done now....I've lost the battle. Have no idea what to do. Guess I should take it to a professional paint shop????? That's going to cost me about $100 just to get it painted. Then I have another $50 worth of vinyl to put on.



BTW: I've been wiping it down with the stuff I use to clean my granite. It's a mix of 70% water, 30% alcohol, and a couple drops of dish soap. I wouldn't think this would cause the problem but maybe it is???

Anyone have any suggestions????

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