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After painting Karim's engine cover, i decided to do mine as well. I have the older style one, so i didnt have nearly as much to tape off.

I plan on leaving the burger chrome, making the V8 5.6 white, and the rest a metallic blue.

I finally got the white base coat down, and will do some light sanding and tape off the words tomorrow before doing the blue.

For some reason the paint would not stick to my cover unless i did SUPER light coats. I even cleaned it really good with soap and water, and wiped it down with thinner!

I will also clear it with automotive clear that can be waxed after it dries for a week.

here is the progress so far.




I guess if we are going to REP MA H-town, I gotta mod!
 

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Does that paint recommend a primer coat? Krylon has a paint that is designed for primerless application to plastics, and works very well. "Fusion", I'm sure you've heard of it. They don't have Metallic though I don't think. I've used I think it is called Pepper Red (Bright Red), cause Red makes it go faster... Your color selection is going to look real good!

I need to retrim for my CIA Ram Air Tube and repaint for a better finish, may get a new cover instead of stripping it.
 

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If your not using an adhesion promoter in your primer, I suggest using Krylon Fusion satin white for your primer. Have fun with the mod!
 
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the white is krylon gloss white, same paint i did Karims whole cover with. his never did what mine did, it stuck just fine.

I figured the krylon would stick good to the plastic, and serve as a primer for the blue. I hope i dont have to strip it and start over..
 

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Regular Krylon Gloss White, or Krylon Fusion Gloss White? Thanks.

Using Fusion as a Primer, opens more possibilities for Finish Coat, as you're doing!
 

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The paint is krylon fusion, but the blue isn't sticking very well either. Lots of orange peal areas. But after much sanding andpainting its almost ready. Got a couple more blue coats, and the the clear.


 

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Nice... I sanded my engine cover, sprayed two coats of buildable primer, sanded again, then used some 500 degree paint (Aluminum) and masked a bit, then some Red, and afterwards sprayed one light layer of clearcoat... I have pics on my phone, and will have to post it later... After I paint my T, I'll end up redoing my cover to match...
 

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I've had really good luck with this stuff.

BTW-cover looks good

 
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OK, so first coat of clear is done. I still have to uncover the white letters and hit it again with clear, but its getting close.

The stupid paint wont stick to the mount bolts now... wth


 

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yea i sanded all the rough spots until they were smooth, then hit it with a very light even coat. let that dry about 30 min, then hit it with clear. I will remove the tape over the white letters and hit that area with clear again tomorrow. Im not taking a chance and wrinkling the clear like i did on karims. im STILL working on fixing that blemish.
 

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This past week, I ended up picking up a centrifugal draw paint gun from Harbor Freight for 13.50 after coupon and additional 10% manager's special on all my purchases... Going to use it to paint my T's new skin... ;)

...and I've also been eyeballing a $100 airbrush kit that is also on sale with a 40% discount...
 

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i know i said i was going to wait, but i couldnt do it.... took the tape off the letters and hit it with a second coat of clear. now i just have to let that dry, finish the bolts, and unmask the burger. then its damage control for any paint that got past the tape. My cell phone as a really good camera, but for some reason it doesnt like shooting this. maybe its the light. but it looks way better in person.




 

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Nah the truck is black, but I plan to add some blue accent lights under the hood. Maybe ill find something else to paint under there
 

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Looks killer. I really like the white on blue contrast
 

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Sweet


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Looks great. Cant wait to see it installed.
 
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