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here is the OEM engine cover

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i just removed the oil cap in order to take off the engine cover

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i need to clean this bad boy off :dancingpontiac: she is dirty :huh:

now it's time to remove the heat shield

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after a long bath in Simple green to remove ALL grease and a good scrubbing she is all clean and ready for paint.

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the spray paint i'm about to use is RUST-OLEUM: Paint For Plastic which was purchased at Autozone.

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the 2nd coat i'm using is RUST-OLEUM: Metallic Finish B)

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time for this paint to fully cure and dry before 3rd coat and other colors go on. i will keep u kids posted as i progress. Same bat-channel, same bat-time.

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Good quick little show how. A little sanding might be required depending on paint used and cover though, like mine I sanded it thoroughly to get better results.

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i dont like that smooth finish. I want something like it should of came out the factory. the paint for plastic does nor require sanding. it is formulated to adhere to the plastic.

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Looking pretty good so far, I'll stay tuned. :D

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Sweet! Can't wait to see the finished product either. I also like the factory look.

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Not bad.

The "3400 SFI" and the lines around it just need some accent colors for contrast.

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' date='Feb 22 2011, 12:27 AM' post='49075']

Not bad.

The "3400 SFI" and the lines around it just need some accent colors for contrast.

:D the same color as the car would look nice.

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the "3400 SFI" will be in red and the lines either black or chrome. the squares are going to be black .

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time to prep for second color

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back to the drawing board :taz: the tape took some paint off :pissed:

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you didnt wait long enough between coats. If you read the paint can itll tell you I think to wait 7 days or something like that. Just respray it silver and let it sit and properly cure. With it being cold try putting it in a window where the sun can hit it to speed up drying. Hope this helps.

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thanks for the help, 7 days? :picard:

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Awww that sucks! Well, I guess you learned on this one. It's a learning process.

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Awww that sucks! Well, I guess you learned on this one. It's a learning process.

there is only one way to learn, and its by failing 1st

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there is only one way to learn, and its by failing 1st

^^^ THIS! same thing happend to me when i did mine. :picard:

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thanks for the help, 7 days? :D

Read the can and I think it tells you something like that. Maybe its 72 hours but for some reason the number 7 is in my head on this.

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Read the can and I think it tells you something like that. Maybe its 72 hours but for some reason the number 7 is in my head on this.

Like always, it depends on the paint. I've seen some stuff say 48 hours to 72 hours, then some stuff wanting 5 days. Why when painting to get good results I always recommend reading the can lol.

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im thinking of 1 hour or 1 day for another coat, 3 days dry to handle, and 7 days fully dried. thats what think i remember seeing...i think.

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i'll back at it on Monday

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mine was all messed up and after the 3rd try i took it to http://www.psychoticair.com/

the did an awesome job. i have to go pick it up now that it is all done.

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that is awesome! :dancingpontiac:

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mine was all messed up and after the 3rd try i took it to http://www.psychoticair.com/

the did an awesome job. i have to go pick it up now that it is all done.

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Very nice!!

but OMG RUN AWAY FROM THEIR WEBSITE!!! :dancingpontiac:

My co-workers and I have a compilation of horrible flash websites, this will be added lol.

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That looks so great! Good job!!

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hmmmm, what next? :lol2:

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