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emily.todd

REQUEST: How to Paint Your Engine?

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So this summer i have a few projects i wanna tackle on the grand am just need help on how to do it. I am wanting to paint my engine and have no idea what paint to use how to do it and precaussions to take. so i could use some help. any replies are greatly appreciated =]

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I masked everything off, and sprayed away:

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LA1painted.jpg

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what kinds of paint do you use tho?

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Rustolium gloss black engine enamel. Most parts stores have them.

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what if i dont want black? haha i know i ask to many questions haha

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I was just saying what I used. :lol2:

What color did you want?

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idk i was thinking purple but thats probally hard to find, n then i was thinking black with the purple 3400

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They probably do make purple...

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but where would i find it haha

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but where would i find it haha

Online is your best bet but you may get lucky at an Auto Part store

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hmm..gonna have to start looking..

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haha purple would be awesome. i'm sure they make it might only find it online or auto parts storem ight have to special order that color.. basic colors are red blue black silver yellow, etc.

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haha purple would be awesome. i'm sure they make it might only find it online or auto parts storem ight have to special order that color.. basic colors are red blue black silver yellow, etc.

yeah i am hoping i can find it somewhere =]

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good luck :)

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They have to have it someplace.

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or just make your own purple!

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i found some purple online but i am afraid its gonna be supper dark i was wondering if this will work

http://v12autoparts.com/index.php?main_pag...pvkei69bpc83i32

or this

http://www.amazon.com/DupliColor-Purple-En...C/dp/B00295T6V8

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the vht wouldn't be bad.

but yeah both look kinda dark according to the paint can cap.

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i was kinda diggin the vht tho because its sorta a mettalic color according to the cap and i think that would be pretttty bad ass =]

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haha indeed. that would be pretty BA :)

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the Duplicolor can looks like it might be a bit dark. and the VHT can is actually transparent purple. the more you layer on, the darker it goes. thats how i got blue chrome emblems. :)

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There ya go Emily! Metallic Purple.

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yeahh..now i just need to order it before its gone..how many cans? just one? or two?

would it be better to do a coat of white and then do the metalic purple?

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That was three coats on my motor, and with one can. Just clean it the best you can.

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That was three coats on my motor, and with one can. Just clean it the best you can.

hmm this could be a cheap mod =] im diggin this..gonna have to get it ordered and that way i have it for this summer when i really start cleaning up under the hood =]

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