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Mar 11, 10:28pm - #123385 
Thinking of Painting plastic underhood

I see pictures on this web site that when they show there motor it looks sooo clean and awsome, mine on the other hand looks like crap. so i was thinking bout painting the plastic red (to match my car) so that it looks a little better under there, tell me what ya think ty.

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Mar 11, 10:37pm - #123386 
Go for it,its a cheap and easy mod that looks great! thumbsup


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Mar 11, 10:40pm - #123387 
Originally Posted by imp
Go for it,its a cheap and easy mod that looks great! thumbsup


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Mar 11, 10:46pm - #123388 
go for it.


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Mar 11, 11:05pm - #123389 
will do i will post pics when it is finised smile

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Mar 11, 11:13pm - #123390 
Good luck grin


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Mar 12, 12:29am - #123391 
I think you should paint the plastics...it looks great and its cheap!

here is my car with the painted engine plastics
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Mar 12, 5:24pm - #123392 
heres mine

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Mar 12, 7:47pm - #123393 
here is mine.. not red, but painted.

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Mar 12, 7:51pm - #123394 
oh, so now were posting pics huh grin tongue

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Mar 12, 7:59pm - #123395 
90% of the time i think the painted plastic's are ugly

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Mar 13, 11:40am - #123396 
Originally Posted by imp
Go for it,its a cheap and easy mod that looks great! thumbsup


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Mar 13, 4:50pm - #123397 
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
90% of the time i think the painted plastic's are ugly

I thought I was the only one.

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Mar 13, 5:02pm - #123398 
those are really nice. go for it

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Mar 13, 6:17pm - #123399 
Originally Posted by jheckxz
those are really nice. go for it

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Mar 13, 7:14pm - #123400 
Can I play...? grin

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Mar 14, 12:59am - #123401 
What type of paint did you guys use, sanding... any details, I was thinking of doing this soon but i dont want to mess them up, so any tips would be awesome!

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Mar 14, 1:53am - #123402 
oh well. might as well join those posting the pics up.

here's mine with aluminum painted engine plastic covers..
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i actually just didn't use any primer. i just cleaned it off before spray painting it. after that, i went and sprayed a couple of coats of silver spraypaint. after that, i clear coated it with another couple of coats. it's a great mod if you choose the right color to match with your car. BTW, when you go get your spray paint, before sure to get the engine paint that's high heat resistant. remember, it gets really hot underneath the Hood so you don't want your paint to start wearin down..


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Mar 14, 2:21pm - #123403 
This is what I did...

-Clean your engine plastics
-Primer
-wet sand (you can repeat these steps) until smooth
-Start spray painting the color of your choice
-Clear Coat

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