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Thinking of Painting plastic underhood #123385 Mar 11, 9:28pm Mar 11, 9:28pm
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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.

Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: Fear] #123386 Mar 11, 9:37pm Mar 11, 9:37pm
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Go for it,its a cheap and easy mod that looks great! thumbsup


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Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: imp] #123387 Mar 11, 9:40pm Mar 11, 9:40pm
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Originally Posted by imp
Go for it,its a cheap and easy mod that looks great! thumbsup


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Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: Fear] #123388 Mar 11, 9:46pm Mar 11, 9:46pm
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go for it.


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Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: Fear] #123389 Mar 11, 10:05pm Mar 11, 10:05pm
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will do i will post pics when it is finised smile

Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: Fear] #123390 Mar 11, 10:13pm Mar 11, 10:13pm
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Good luck grin


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Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: Fear] #123391 Mar 11, 11:29pm Mar 11, 11:29pm
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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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Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: Fear] #123392 Mar 12, 4:24pm Mar 12, 4:24pm
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heres mine

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Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: Fear] #123393 Mar 12, 6:47pm Mar 12, 6:47pm
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here is mine.. not red, but painted.

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Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: fastceli2001] #123394 Mar 12, 6:51pm Mar 12, 6:51pm
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oh, so now were posting pics huh grin tongue

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Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: Fear] #123395 Mar 12, 6:59pm Mar 12, 6:59pm
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90% of the time i think the painted plastic's are ugly

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Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: imp] #123396 Mar 13, 10:40am Mar 13, 10:40am
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Originally Posted by imp
Go for it,its a cheap and easy mod that looks great! thumbsup


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Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: NorwayGT] #123397 Mar 13, 3:50pm Mar 13, 3:50pm
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
90% of the time i think the painted plastic's are ugly

I thought I was the only one.

Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: Fear] #123398 Mar 13, 4:02pm Mar 13, 4:02pm
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those are really nice. go for it

Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: jheckxz] #123399 Mar 13, 5:17pm Mar 13, 5:17pm
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Originally Posted by jheckxz
those are really nice. go for it

Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: Fear] #123400 Mar 13, 6:14pm Mar 13, 6:14pm
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Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: Burgh_Mike] #123401 Mar 13, 11:59pm Mar 13, 11:59pm
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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!

Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: Fear] #123402 Mar 14, 12:53am Mar 14, 12:53am
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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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Re: Thinking of Painting plastic underhood [Re: Fear] #123403 Mar 14, 1:21pm Mar 14, 1:21pm
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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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