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Should I paint the engine cover

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Should I have my engine cover painted?

1297 Views 5 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  beason
I have a local guy whos just starting to expand his shop, does powdercoating, painting etc cheap. For 50 bucks I can get my engine cover sanded down smooth, painted an automotive red base coat and then an automotive clear and then wet sanded. I was thinking red because my truck has a little red on it nothing too standing out, just subtle ( red relentless sticker on my back window, red on the pro-4x sticker, gonna do calipers after I get rims etc... just little things) Then later on get a CAI and paint the intake tube the same way red also. The cover right now looks a little crappy all stained from coolant spray and it looks like the body shop tried restoring it by clear coating it or something I dont eve know lol

Do you guys think I should go for it?
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Color match it to your truck with red letters and Nissan badge.
Idk, I have too dark of a cover. I kinda want it to stand out under the engine bay, just the cover and intake painted. I wont have the whole cover done red ill paint some black and have the letters and badge black etc...

for $50 that is a good deal on real auto paint.

Have him do red with some gray ghost flames

Painting the engine cover REALLY makes it POP!
Yours looks exactly how I want mine, but red. Except I dont have the opening for the intake manifold either. Not sure if he can do air brushing and flames, and I dont wanna pay extra either haha. First thing im gonna do after I get my new tires hopefully in 2 weeks is have him go ahead and paint it.
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