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joylover24 Jun 27, 6:03pm - #23387 

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Painted engine compartment

I want to paint my engine compartment plastics red, but i do not know which is the best paint to use. Anyone have a idea? rice

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Gen7fan Jun 27, 6:08pm - #23388 
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Pepboys has what you need, 500 degree engine paint. They have the primer, enamel, and clear coat. It will cost you about $4.00 a can thumbsup
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joylover24 Jun 27, 6:16pm - #23389 

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I do not think that engine paint will work on plastics? I only want to paint the plastic pieces.

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Gen7fan Jun 27, 6:22pm - #23390 
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Sure does, that wonderful high gloss blue got on mine some how grin

Normal enamel can't take the heat in there, it could crack or even melt.

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Justice Jun 27, 6:53pm - #23391 

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this might be a stupid question... but if i take all the plastics out would it matter if i'm driving around w/o them while they are being painted???
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Gen7fan Jun 27, 7:00pm - #23392 
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I had no problems, I drove like that off and on for a month. As a matter of fact it will run cooler without the valve/spark plug cover.
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with my luck that's when its gonna rain and i'll have to of course drive through a huge puddle..
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Gen7fan Jun 27, 7:08pm - #23394 
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rofl

don't worry, you'll be just fine thumbsup
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joylover24 Jun 27, 7:13pm - #23395 

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Engine paint wont crack and chip off of the plastic??? thats good to know.
Thanks rice

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Gen7fan Jun 27, 7:23pm - #23396 
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just remember:

wet sand
prime
wet sand
prime
wet sand
prime
wet sand
paint
wet sand
paint
paint
paint
clear coat
clear coat
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CelicaPrincess Jun 27, 9:15pm - #23397 
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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Pepboys has what you need, 500 degree engine paint. They have the primer, enamel, and clear coat. It will cost you about $4.00 a can thumbsup


yep, thats what i did...

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joylover24 Jun 27, 11:03pm - #23398 

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Cool, now that i know how to do it, what is a good color red to use? does anything come close to the factory red?

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PBCelica02 Jun 28, 9:08am - #23399 

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Quote:
I do not think that engine paint will work on plastics? I only want to paint the plastic pieces.


Off course it will. That's what I used. All I did was clean the hell out of the plastics, put 3 real thin coats on..the 3 clear coats. I turned out beautiful. I'll post pics soon. I did my interior as well..look sick! thumbsup
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Street Prototype Jun 28, 3:25pm - #23400 

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heres mine, DUPLICOLOR HIGH HEAT 1200 DEGRESS WITH CERAMIC COAT, no need for sanding thumbsup

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PBCelica02 Jun 28, 3:53pm - #23401 

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Very Nice! thumbsup goodjob
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joylover24 Jun 28, 4:11pm - #23402 

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Sweet, thanks.

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IcEd blUe Jun 28, 4:22pm - #23403 

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you guys gotta see spread eagle's...ahh so clean
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punterjoe21 Jun 29, 1:09am - #23404 
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I just painted my plastics and put it next to my Injen Short Ram. They are almost the exact same color red. I was shocked. Its the 1200 degree paint from autozone. great matchup.

[color:"red"]TRD exhaust/AEM pulley kit/Injen short ram/"happies" grounding kit/raised hood scoop/MTEC lighting package/APC Euros/fill in decals/window tint/s2000 antenna/red footwell neons...more to come[/color]
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CelicaPrincess Jun 30, 3:35pm - #23405 
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awesome thumbsup post pics!
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gillberg_1111 Jun 30, 6:45pm - #23406 
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So with excessive cleaning, do i just use three coats of my 500 degree red enamal and then 2 coats of my 500 degree clear coat? Can i skip the wetsand/prime step if i do that?
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RicePowered Jun 30, 6:49pm - #23407 
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Originally Posted by gillberg_1111
So with excessive cleaning, do i just use three coats of my 500 degree red enamal and then 2 coats of my 500 degree clear coat? Can i skip the wetsand/prime step if i do that?


Personally I would use a paint rated higher than 500 degrees ... perferably a 1200 degree paint because it does get hot under the Hood
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gillberg_1111 Jun 30, 6:51pm - #23408 
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Alright, i'll hafta take my can back, thanks for the info tho, what about my clear coat? Does it need to be higher than 500 too? But what about skippin the prime ok? And should I get enamal or ceramic paint and clearcoat?
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Gen7fan Jun 30, 7:13pm - #23409 
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you can if you want, but I have never had a problem with the 500 paint and I have had it in for 6 months now.
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gillberg_1111 Jun 30, 7:17pm - #23410 
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Gen7 if i keep this stuff, is there a way to get around priming and sanding?
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Karrion28 Jun 30, 8:35pm - #23411 
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I just recently did mine thumbsup

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gillberg_1111 Jun 30, 8:37pm - #23412 
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Did you prime? What temp paint did you use?
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Karrion28 Jun 30, 9:03pm - #23413 
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Originally Posted by gillberg_1111

Did you prime? What temp paint did you use?


I used Dupli-Color Engine Enamel with creamic, 500 degrees. No prime was necessary.

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gillberg_1111 Jun 30, 9:57pm - #23414 
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Hey Karrion, how did you do yours? Paint, let dry, paint let dry, paint let dry, clear coat, let dry, clear coat, let dry wait 24hrs, put back on?
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Karrion28 Jun 30, 10:06pm - #23415 
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Only two coats. I didn't use any clear coat but it dose have a little shine to it in the sun.
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gillberg_1111 Jun 30, 10:17pm - #23416 
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and you did it like that tho, paint dry paint method?
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Karrion28 Jun 30, 10:27pm - #23417 
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Yeah, it turned out great.
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CelicaPrincess Jul 1, 4:17am - #23418 
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Originally Posted by gillberg_1111
Alright, i'll hafta take my can back, thanks for the info tho, what about my clear coat? Does it need to be higher than 500 too? But what about skippin the prime ok? And should I get enamal or ceramic paint and clearcoat?


dont skip the primer! its only 4 dollars a bottle and it dries quickly...this is sort of the abrasive for the paint
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CelicaPrincess Jul 1, 4:20am - #23419 
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the steps you should do are...

prime
wetsand
paint (as many coats as you want)
clearcoat

and make sure you get the same brand for everything!
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this is what mine look like. i forget what paint my dad used but you have to do it in steps like metioned above.
the ECU cover is painted white now too.


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IcEd blUe Jul 1, 11:38am - #23421 

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looks nice
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tempest Jul 1, 2:17pm - #23422 

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how much would it cost to get the plastics painted professionally including the center console? i'm thinking of getting it professionally done.
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Originally Posted by tempest
how much would it cost to get the plastics painted professionally including the center console? i'm thinking of getting it professionally done.


I'd say no more than $200
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definately less than $200.

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CelicaPrincess Jul 2, 4:29am - #23425 
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generic...your car looks great! Very clean, i love the white and red combo thumbsup
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I was thinking what color should I paint my covers, I have a 2000 GTS Absolutely Red Celica, but I don't want them to be red nor black. Any ideas. smile
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gillberg_1111 Jul 2, 6:21am - #23427 
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i painted mine red, i'll post a pic tomarrow, or now if your online i'll go out and make a pic. I think it looks pretty good.

oh and I have an absolute red celica too.
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I regret painting my engine plastics because they get dirty so easily. I think I'm going to buy the Carbon Fiber engine plastics
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PBCelica02 Jul 2, 7:45am - #23429 

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yeah...you really gotta keep up on the cleaning, but it looks great!
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gillberg_1111 Jul 2, 6:59pm - #23430 
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Pics...
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gillberg_1111 Jul 2, 6:59pm - #23431 
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i dont know how to put more than one pic in a post, sorry.. next one
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I kinda messed up on the small fuse cap, cause it was the first piece i tried and used WAY too much paint, but the rest did good...
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last pic thumbsup

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Those pics look great, thumbsup

But I said i didn't want them to be red nor black, any other colors that match the red. Any ideas... cry
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