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riding_celica Oct 20, 12:46am - #304209 
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engine painting

so i painted my plastics in my engine just the other day... and now when i have my heat up or whatnot i can tell the smell is coming through my A/C vents... is this just temporary.. have any of you had this before.
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BlkCelicaGT07 Oct 20, 12:59am - #304210 

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not me, i waited for mine to dry for a day before i put them back in. they came out nice, heres a pic of my car at the chino meet. thumbsup
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RookieGTS Oct 20, 2:53am - #304211 

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Hmmm red looks nice! tasty
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gtscelica05 Oct 20, 8:38am - #304212 
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DSGB4LYF23 Oct 21, 12:43am - #304213 

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Im hoping that you took all tha plastics out of the engine B4 painting . I also painted my plastics But I didn't wait B4 putting them back on. I would have to say that I let them dry for only about 1hr and a half. I did not get the paint smell though. What all did U paint? and what kind of paint did U use? Heres the job that I did in mine..
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GOLDCELICA Oct 21, 9:52am - #304214 

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Yeah just let them dry outside. Spraycan smell doesn't go away for awhile thumbsup

If it doesn't go away try taking them off and see if the smell is still their when you turn up the heat. If the smell is still around could be coming from somewhere else. If the smell goes away when their off then their definitely your plastics.

Hopefull all goes well and it goes away. I had a bad smell under my undercarriage when I first bought my car. Smelled like tar melting and got me dizzy but that is a totally different topic it went away with no worries. I figured it was the protective lining Toyota uses to coat under neat the car. thumbsup

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JesterDallas Nov 18, 4:36pm - #304215 
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how long did it take you guys to get all this done? can i drive my car without the plastics if i decide to paint them?

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celi4me Nov 18, 5:39pm - #304216 

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^^I started painting mine a couple days ago. The plastics are off the car,and have been off for 3 days. I just finished the fuse box cover. I am letting them dry for two days before I put them back on. I did 3 coats.

So all in all your looking at 3-4 days from taking them off, cleaning real good to painting and dry.
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RaptorGTS Nov 18, 5:45pm - #304217 
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ACE_GTS Nov 18, 5:48pm - #304218 

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What type of paint did you use and is there a need to prime the plastic before painting them?
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spaztikid Nov 18, 5:54pm - #304219 
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i wish i didnt paint my plastics
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celi4me Nov 18, 6:12pm - #304220 

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Originally Posted by ACE_GTS

What type of paint did you use and is there a need to prime the plastic before painting them?


I went to Wal-Mart. Good ole Wal-Mart. I bought 5 cans of Dupli-Color Import Auto Spray. I have a Absoulutely Red Celica. The paint is called Toyota Super Red II and matches pretty closely. Some people use Testors model paint. I heard that works really good too.

I didn't prime just cleaned all the plastics real well.
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SmutasticGT Nov 18, 8:06pm - #304221 

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Didnt really smell anything at all when I painted mine...heres a pic of the finished product (for now)
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JesterDallas Nov 18, 8:21pm - #304222 
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can i drive my car without some of the plastics? or do i need to plan to not drive it for a few days?

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DSGB4LYF23 Nov 18, 8:28pm - #304223 

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Herez tha stuff I used. I got it from Pep Boyz It costed 2.99. Nice and glossy..
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jonnyess Nov 18, 9:21pm - #304224 

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Originally Posted by JesterDallas
can i drive my car without some of the plastics? or do i need to plan to not drive it for a few days?


No harm whatsoever driving without plastics. Your Hood stem may bounce around a bit without its plastic clip, but I taped mine down for a couple days. go fer it! thumbsup

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Chaz Nov 18, 10:24pm - #304225 
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Originally Posted by SmutasticGT
Didnt really smell anything at all when I painted mine...heres a pic of the finished product (for now)


love the VVT-i decal on the grille thumbsup

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Chaz Nov 18, 10:25pm - #304226 
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Originally Posted by jonnyess
Originally Posted by JesterDallas
can i drive my car without some of the plastics? or do i need to plan to not drive it for a few days?


No harm whatsoever driving without plastics. Your Hood stem may bounce around a bit without its plastic clip, but I taped mine down for a couple days. go fer it! thumbsup


I have heard however that if you do it for very long it can mess up your Hood. Shouldn't be a problem right now though (since it's cool outside)

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JesterDallas Nov 19, 4:46pm - #304227 
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Originally Posted by Chaz
Originally Posted by jonnyess
Originally Posted by JesterDallas
can i drive my car without some of the plastics? or do i need to plan to not drive it for a few days?


No harm whatsoever driving without plastics. Your Hood stem may bounce around a bit without its plastic clip, but I taped mine down for a couple days. go fer it! thumbsup


I have heard however that if you do it for very long it can mess up your hood. Shouldn't be a problem right now though (since it's cool outside)



does that apply for all the plastic pieces or just the big one?
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SPec_ceLICA Nov 19, 7:01pm - #304228 

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Originally Posted by Chaz
Originally Posted by SmutasticGT
Didnt really smell anything at all when I painted mine...heres a pic of the finished product (for now)


love the VVT-i decal on the grille thumbsup


Yeah I noticed that too...

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Lasherccl Nov 19, 7:58pm - #304229 

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what kind of paint do you guys use?

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Lasherccl Nov 19, 7:59pm - #304230 

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^^^^sorry about the dumb post i thought i had to leave but i was wrong

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ahyoumonkey Nov 19, 11:57pm - #304231 
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Hey what kind of paint did you use for you plastic pieces? What brand and type of color? I might paint mines silver like yours, you have inspired me.
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ahyoumonkey Nov 20, 12:06am - #304232 
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Oh crap i tried replying to smutasticgt
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crespo_h69 Nov 20, 3:23am - #304233 
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Originally Posted by SmutasticGT
Didnt really smell anything at all when I painted mine...heres a pic of the finished product (for now)


What paint did you use SmutasticGT? I want to start tommorow seing as theirs nothing to do over this weekend. I'll do it in my garage.
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cegonaxman Nov 20, 3:43am - #304234 

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