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Question, engine paint

Question, engine paint

Postby 00lara5127 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:23 pm

Hey guys. I was looking for a little something to spruce up my engine bay. I am running a red and black theme throughout my car, would it hurt to paint the black caps and covers and what not red? I have a can of red rustoleum paint that i was going to use. I'm not planning on painting anything important, just various caps and the big black thing in the middle that says cam on it. (excuse my lack of terms). Just wondering if anyone did anything like this and if it will work. Thanks!
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Re: Question, engine paint

Postby wiseman » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:57 am

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I did the fuse cover too but be careful because it ends up looking more tacky than anything if you do to much

I painted most of the covers back to black and it looks alot cleaner now

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Something else i did that i thinks makes a difference is i plastidiped my antifreeze, washer fluid, and powersteering fluid containers black just make sure you tape off where you measure it
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Re: Question, engine paint

Postby 00lara5127 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:47 pm

that looks really good. just what i was looking for. Thanks!
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Re: Question, engine paint

Postby 00lara5127 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:48 pm

What kind of paint did you use?
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Re: Question, engine paint

Postby wiseman » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:46 am

Engine enamil or however you spell it the rustolium one for 500º
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Re: Question, engine paint

Postby 00lara5127 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:41 pm

oh okay so it wasnt just normal rustoleum? it was a special kind?
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Re: Question, engine paint

Postby sliDingSolAra... » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:12 pm

00lara5127 wrote:oh okay so it wasnt just normal rustoleum? it was a special kind?


normal rustoleum WILL flake eventually, brake caliper paint or the engine block paint is what you need.
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Re: Question, engine paint

Postby 00lara5127 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:33 pm

Yeah i have some leftover caliper paint, i think i will use that.
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Re: Question, engine paint

Postby shotgun » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:10 pm

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Re: Question, engine paint

Postby 00lara5127 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:08 pm

i cant see the pics
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