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Engine Cover paint scheme

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I want to paint the engine cover to the GP. I photoshopped an idea. Any opnions? I want it to have Pontiac Blue in there someplace.

YES I KNOW ITS CRUDE, but I'm lazy and it still gives a good visual of what I am thinking


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I plan on putting down three coats of everything. Although the Pontiac blue in the lettering is going to be hard. I don't quite know how I will do it yet. I was thinking put some blue on a roller and gently roll it across the letters as to only get the lettering or maybe put it on a sponge and dab it? Like dab it, let it dry and repeat 2 more times? Thoughts?

Here is my first coat of primer


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that would look great. do it the pinstripe way? small brush.

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That looks really good Havoc, way to go. Just one small question. What did you do to clean and prep the plastic to accept the primer and paint? Be sure to clear coat it.

Plastic requires different prep than metal, that is the reason I ask. I have a work-in-progress engine cover myself. I know what I did, I am just curious to know what you did.

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I looked up what to do and it said to basically wash it down with some soap and a light scrubby sponge to clear away the grease/dirt. The plastic is already rough enough to accept the paint its just a matter of cleaning it. I also made sure the primer worked on plastic duh haha

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I did a little test paint for the dabbing with the sponge method. It actually turned out very good in my opinion, what do you guys think? It looks a little rough, but I found a good method of dabbing it that leaves it even and its also only the first coat. That is why "Series III" looks better than the rest.


Also, I was thinking that instead of doing the slashes blue, do the whole inner design blue. It would be easier and would look better since the slashes don't have perfect edges so the sharp edges of the paint would look weird.

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I wouldn't do the center in white. It'll get grubby in a hurry.

Black (ironically) hides a lot of dirt and gunk. That's why my black motor still looks nice. :lol:

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