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emily.todd

REQUEST: How to Paint Your Engine?

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it's gonna look good. one can should do the trick

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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 =]

Use my pic as a referance though, to where to mask things off.

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cant you paint those things behind the tire too? what are they called because i have nooo idea..you think that would be too much?

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the brake caliper..? yeah i'd paint them purple too!

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im assuming thats what it is hahha i have no idea..

how in the world do you get to it?

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First things first, get the wheels off. :lol2:

Duplicolor makes a great kit, but it's not in a spray...to my knowledge (Lurk on Duplicolor's site) the kit, you actually brush on the paint. So you don't have to take apart the calipers at all, and minimal, if no masking at all.

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Get a 3400 engine cover and paint that

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I had one, never did fit right.

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Really? Was something broken on it?

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Not too sure. It never sat right on the top, and the oil cap never stayed on. I painted mine, and sold it for $45. Not bad considering I got it for free. :lol2:

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' date='Feb 2 2010, 03:58 PM' post='7754']

First things first, get the wheels off. :lol2:

Duplicolor makes a great kit, but it's not in a spray...to my knowledge (Lurk on Duplicolor's site) the kit, you actually brush on the paint. So you don't have to take apart the calipers at all, and minimal, if no masking at all.

hmm i wonder how much it will cost?

i will have to lurk some..this may come a little after once i get more money..my birthday is coming up too so lots of car mods will be added =]

Get a 3400 engine cover and paint that

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yeah i was looking at one but idk if i really wanna spend the money..i am looking for the pontiac mud guards.

' date='Feb 2 2010, 04:13 PM' post='7767']

Not too sure. It never sat right on the top, and the oil cap never stayed on. I painted mine, and sold it for $45. Not bad considering I got it for free. :lol2:

muahhaha

someone made profit =p

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1: Snatch Chevy Venture engine cover

2: Get angry with terrible fitment

3: ??????

4: Profits

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whatt? haha

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Just made a funny out of my engine cover. :lol2:

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' date='Feb 2 2010, 05:06 PM' post='7775']

Just made a funny out of my engine cover. :lol2:

haha oh i was like huhh??

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ok, 1 can is plenty. if you wanna paint white before the purple that is fine. but why not get a silvery color?

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ok, 1 can is plenty. if you wanna paint white before the purple that is fine. but why not get a silvery color?

hey thats a supper good ideaa!!

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i used Duplicolor Chrome. its more of a silver than chrome but nice. or use a metallic flake base. white GA has it here on the interior. red interior paint.

here is the "Chrome"

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and Anodized Blue (transparent blue) in 3 layers.

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Wow ghosty nice! now I know why you wanted us to see your engine! lol

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I was never a fan of the newer Ecotec covers.

Just curious, why not paint up the valve cover itself?

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thanks. and i dont really like the look of the engine itself. seems more like a classic thing.

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Hmmm...I suppose.

Of course, you could always land on a spare valve cover and experiment with that. Oho.

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yeah more and more i think about it i think i might just go with a engine cover...seems to make it look a bit more professional

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i'd say just paint, no engine cover

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i has 5 for sale, with tubes...

how much you want to pay?

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