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[General] How To Paint your Engine Cover

666-GMH

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Not quite as good as two colours like the guy above, but whatever, i was hungover.
Not like im packing serious **** under the hood so.
 

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Thanks for the write up.. Might have a go at painting mine soon.

Just starting to collect things to mod my VS, this will be a nice fun job to start off with I reckon
 

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thanks for the write up as about to put a ecotec in a vk and was wondering how to neaten them up.
 

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I painted my cover with acrylic while I was touching up the front spoiler. Simply rubbed back, undercoat, rubbed back then acrylic colour and clear. No probs with paint peeling -v the plastic cover doesn't get hot enough. Details were just hand painted.

It would look a lot better if the rocker covers matched but I don't have a spare pair laying around.
First time I've seen under your bonnet mate, very tasteful and tidy.
 

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Forgot to post what mine looks like.
IMG_0357.jpg

Need to fix up the air intake pipe. I tried chrome paint on it ages ago and it just flaked off within 2 days.
 

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looks nice caprilicious. love how it has just that small accent that makes it stand out.

oh and i have an update for you guys.
no i havent clear coated the cover yet however
bought a pair of rocker covers and am going to do them black with the chrome stripes in the indented areas.
hope to have them done in about 3-4 weeks.
then ill clearcoat all 3 covers together and fit in 1 hit.

once all done ill get some pictures up. (so whole engine bay will look black and whole car "should" match)
 

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caprilicious loving your covers. Actually makes me want to redo mine, I was proud of mine until I saw yours.
 
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