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Old 06-14-2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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anyone got ideas on painting engine cover

I am going to paint my stock engine cover tomorrow.
I was thinking something like this
side all same color red with silver painted to look like bolts. middle semi gloss black. red V8.
Quick paint shop mock up




final.. im done for now.. I quite LoL







Im going to airbrush my dads.. his should come out good.. just waiting on him to tell me colors he wants
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:53 PM   #2
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Well since your car is a CGM i would say do gloss black in the middle and Gray on the Fuel rail areas and then Black or Red writing. Might make it more ideal for the CGM. Im not sure what other colors your car has maybe you could show us with a picture of the engine bay.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:00 PM   #3
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Well since your car is a CGM i would say do gloss black in the middle and Gray on the Fuel rail areas and then Black or Red writing. Might make it more ideal for the CGM. Im not sure what other colors your car has maybe you could show us with a picture of the engine bay.


reason i was doing that I was always a big fan of the LS7 engine covers
this temporary till I can afford roto fabs engine cover
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:19 PM   #4
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well i went and bought an airbrush gun. you know its harder then it looks..
i tried making home made stencil. needed thicker paper. printer paper wouldnt stay down. then i watered down the paint too much so it ran. i'll re-do tomorrow or something.. stop when i messed up the one side..





cant wait to save up for roto fab engine cover haha
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:08 PM   #5
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try doin some flames
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:15 PM   #6
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try doin some flames
I looked up how to on airbrushing that. going to get stencils next paycheck and practice on cardboard
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:16 PM   #8
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wow they good.. Im waiting to save up for roto fab one..
I just ordered some stencils going to practice and then do some bad ass things..


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very nice good luck on it!
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:20 PM   #10
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you can buy the letters for $19.99

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well i went and bought an airbrush gun. you know its harder then it looks..
i tried making home made stencil. needed thicker paper. printer paper wouldnt stay down. then i watered down the paint too much so it ran. i'll re-do tomorrow or something.. stop when i messed up the one side..





cant wait to save up for roto fab engine cover haha
check out reflective concepts.com
you can get any color, laser cut
i used them on mine and just clear coat over them
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:42 PM   #11
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you painted the ghost flames?
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:50 PM   #12
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this is a good site for making custom stickers..
http://www.javasigns.com/decals/windows
just need to measure what you want so it is the right size..
I made this sticker using it..


and designed LS3 700HP sticker for the engine cover
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:51 PM   #13
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I really want to sand down the Chevrolet but by hand it would take a month
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:24 PM   #14
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Spend about 5 bucks and DIY.

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Old 06-15-2010, 10:32 PM   #15
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wow came out good.. I need to buy better masking tape.. my blue tape didnt want to stick well when I was cutting out the V8
Good thing about painting it. Spray paint cheap. You dont like it. Just do it over..
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wow came out good.. I need to buy better masking tape.. my blue tape didnt want to stick well when I was cutting out the V8
Good thing about painting it. Spray paint cheap. You dont like it. Just do it over..
Lots of guys in that thread with a lot more talent than me. Mine came out good. Just takes time to do all the taping.

I don't think any of us have had any problems with heat either. For $5, it's hard to beat.
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Lots of guys in that thread with a lot more talent than me. Mine came out good. Just takes time to do all the taping.

I don't think any of us have had any problems with heat either. For $5, it's hard to beat.
you glues bolts on it?

I painted it silver and tried to add some shadow
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I think some folks in the thread were dremel'ing off the bolt heads and gluing them. I did not, and I think most folks didn't either, just screwed them in. If you go through the thread, someone actually lists which bolts to use from lowes.
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well I clear coated it. still waiting on stickers. I did clear coat at night. Looks a lil hazy.. put pics up in other thread take one engine cover
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you painted the ghost flames?
Had a professional paint all of it. engine cover, fuse cover and intake box
I have zero painting skills and zero patience
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I do good on model cars.. and my last engine cover but a lil out of practice.. and I will never buy scotch brand masking tape again.. I did lose alot of my patients

started dull all black
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