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Jun 27, 11:03am - #23387 
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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Jun 27, 11:08am - #23388 
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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Jun 27, 11:16am - #23389 
I do not think that engine paint will work on plastics? I only want to paint the plastic pieces.


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Jun 27, 11:22am - #23390 
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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Jun 27, 11:53am - #23391 
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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Jun 27, 12:00pm - #23392 
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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Jun 27, 12:04pm - #23393 
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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Jun 27, 12:08pm - #23394 
rofl

don't worry, you'll be just fine thumbsup

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Jun 27, 12:13pm - #23395 
Engine paint wont crack and chip off of the plastic??? thats good to know.
Thanks rice


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Jun 27, 12:23pm - #23396 
just remember:

wet sand
prime
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Jun 27, 2:15pm - #23397 
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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Jun 27, 4:03pm - #23398 
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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Jun 28, 2:08am - #23399 
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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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Jun 28, 8:25am - #23400 
heres mine, DUPLICOLOR HIGH HEAT 1200 DEGRESS WITH CERAMIC COAT, no need for sanding thumbsup


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Jun 28, 8:53am - #23401 
Very Nice! thumbsup goodjob

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Jun 28, 9:11am - #23402 
Sweet, thanks.


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Jun 28, 9:22am - #23403 
you guys gotta see spread eagle's...ahh so clean

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Jun 28, 6:09pm - #23404 
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.


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Jun 30, 8:35am - #23405 
awesome thumbsup post pics!

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Jun 30, 11:45am - #23406 
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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Jun 30, 11:49am - #23407 
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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Jun 30, 11:51am - #23408 
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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Jun 30, 12:13pm - #23409 
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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Jun 30, 12:17pm - #23410 
Gen7 if i keep this stuff, is there a way to get around priming and sanding?

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Jun 30, 1:35pm - #23411 
I just recently did mine thumbsup

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Jun 30, 1:37pm - #23412 
Did you prime? What temp paint did you use?

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Jun 30, 2:03pm - #23413 
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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Jun 30, 2:57pm - #23414 
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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Jun 30, 3:06pm - #23415 
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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Jun 30, 3:17pm - #23416 
and you did it like that tho, paint dry paint method?

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Jun 30, 3:27pm - #23417 
Yeah, it turned out great.

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Jun 30, 9:17pm - #23418 
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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Jun 30, 9:20pm - #23419 
the steps you should do are...

prime
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paint (as many coats as you want)
clearcoat

and make sure you get the same brand for everything!

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Jun 30, 9:28pm - #23420 
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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Jul 1, 4:38am - #23421 
looks nice

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Jul 1, 7:17am - #23422 
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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Jul 1, 7:26am - #23423 
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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Jul 1, 4:48pm - #23424 
definately less than $200.


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Jul 1, 9:29pm - #23425 
generic...your car looks great! Very clean, i love the white and red combo thumbsup

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Jul 1, 10:47pm - #23426 
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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Jul 1, 11:21pm - #23427 
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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Jul 2, 12:14am - #23428 
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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Jul 2, 12:45am - #23429 
yeah...you really gotta keep up on the cleaning, but it looks great!

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Pics...

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i dont know how to put more than one pic in a post, sorry.. next one

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Jul 2, 12:00pm - #23432 
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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Jul 2, 10:46pm - #23436 
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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