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Fear Mar 12, 5:28am - #123385 
2002 Red Toyota Celica GTS
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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.
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imp Mar 12, 5:37am - #123386 
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Go for it,its a cheap and easy mod that looks great! thumbsup

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spaztikid Mar 12, 5:40am - #123387 
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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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iseaniebabyi Mar 12, 5:46am - #123388 
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go for it.

INJEN for your engine.
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Fear Mar 12, 6:05am - #123389 
2002 Red Toyota Celica GTS
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will do i will post pics when it is finised smile
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imp Mar 12, 6:13am - #123390 
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Good luck grin

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CelicaPrincess Mar 12, 7:29am - #123391 
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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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fastceli2001 Mar 13, 12:24am - #123392 

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heres mine
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7th_gen_celica Mar 13, 2:47am - #123393 
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here is mine.. not red, but painted.
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Yellow '02 GT.
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spaztikid Mar 13, 2:51am - #123394 
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oh, so now were posting pics huh grin tongue

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NorwayGT Mar 13, 2:59am - #123395 

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90% of the time i think the painted plastic's are ugly
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Evan Mar 13, 6:40pm - #123396 

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Originally Posted by imp
Go for it,its a cheap and easy mod that looks great! thumbsup

[Linked Image]
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hephaestus Mar 13, 11:50pm - #123397 
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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.
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jheckxz Mar 14, 12:02am - #123398 
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those are really nice. go for it
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DaBigTickett Mar 14, 1:17am - #123399 

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Originally Posted by jheckxz
those are really nice. go for it
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Burgh_Mike Mar 14, 2:14am - #123400 

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tgts2000 Mar 14, 7:59am - #123401 

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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!
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iseaniebabyi Mar 14, 8:53am - #123402 
2003 silver Toyota Celica GT
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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..

INJEN for your engine.
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CelicaPrincess Mar 14, 9:21pm - #123403 
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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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