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Old 04-22-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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Painting Engine Cover

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What paint would be used to paint the engine cover of a 2013 LFX Camaro? I also have seen things such as the fuse box painted, etc. Are these things that can be taken out to paint? Does it also need to be primered?

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Old 04-22-2014, 01:46 PM   #2
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Both items remove easy. Remove the oil fill cap.Pull up on the left front corner (while facing engine from front) of the engine cover and simply slide back to clear the rear tabs. For the fuse box cover , push in on the front latch and lift. Leave it just cracked open and with your finger tips and thumb, squeeze together the two separate hinge pieces. It snaps apart. Unless of course your hands are weak.

I didn't prime mine because I used Krylon fusion paint as I wanted a more matte finish to blend with the other under hood fixtures.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:50 PM   #3
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Ah ok, so go with Krylon!

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Ah ok, so go with Krylon!

Thanks Robert!
There are a host of paints you can use for the job. The particular paint I chose to use was the Krylon Fusion because of the satin/matte finish it produces as well as the fact that it is specifically for painting plastic. Others have used automotive grade paints and primers and have achieved good results if prepared properly.

Here's a shot of the cover on my wife's Camaro I did. I also used the white fusion paint on the stripes as an adherent primer and painted automotive gold over it after it tacked up.
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