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DaBigTickett Nov 6, 7:03pm - #58442 

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Engine Plastics Painted [PICS]

Well I got done a couple of days ago and finally decided to put the pics up, it is a very easy process. If anybody else out there is planning on painting their plastics, be sure to use Testors spray enamel to paint the plastics, than just any decent sealer to seal the paint. I used a dark blue for my plastics although in the pics it doesn't really look that dark due to the digi cam's bright flash and the fact that I had all of the lights on in the garage, but in person it looks really, really nice. Be sure to let me know what you guys think, thanks.
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chameleon Nov 6, 7:24pm - #58447 

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Looking good. cool

The blue doesn't look very dark at all in the pics. Your camera must have some kind of nuclear powered flash on it or something. tongue
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DJ_Curtiz Nov 6, 8:04pm - #58449 
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Barrett Nov 6, 8:06pm - #58450 
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Looks good but how come you didn't paint the fuse box covers
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DaBigTickett Nov 6, 8:20pm - #58451 

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Originally Posted by Barrett
Looks good but how come you didn't paint the fuse box covers

I am actually gonna do that this weekend wink
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Ferris Nov 6, 8:26pm - #58452 

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you have now inspired me to paint mine now. I love the color and actually do hope it does look like that in person. Nice job. thumbsup

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Need some advice. I've got a grey GTS. What color you guys think I should paint my plastics, and what color CAI would look good with it? Need some suggestions. Thanks!

And by the way...the plastics look great. thumbsup

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DaBigTickett Nov 6, 8:37pm - #58454 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Need some advice. I've got a grey GTS. What color you guys think I should paint my plastics, and what color CAI would look good with it? Need some suggestions. Thanks!

And by the way...the plastics look great. thumbsup

I've seen a lot of ppl with Silver Celi's paint their plastics red, so obviously then you would need a red CAI, and it looks really good, too. The red fits really well with it, i'm sure that their are sum pics in the gallery so go ahead and check it out. I think it would look sweet, and good luck. And thanks for all the comments guys, greatly appreciated. thumbsup
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Ferris Nov 6, 8:42pm - #58455 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Need some advice. I've got a grey GTS. What color you guys think I should paint my plastics, and what color CAI would look good with it? Need some suggestions. Thanks!

And by the way...the plastics look great. thumbsup



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Stephen Nov 6, 11:17pm - #58456 
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paint job looks awesome!!! thumbsup smile
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CelicaPrincess Nov 6, 11:37pm - #58457 
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EuRoBoYGT Nov 6, 11:40pm - #58458 

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it's ok to use those testors on the engine plastics r they heat resistant looks good though im asking cause i used that on my center consel and i would want to use the same on the engine plastics

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DaBigTickett Nov 7, 1:54am - #58460 

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Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
it's ok to use those testors on the engine plastics r they heat resistant looks good though im asking cause i used that on my center consel and i would want to use the same on the engine plastics

The paint becomes heat resistant I guess once you put the Acrylic Sealer on it, I suggested Testors because most ppl who have painted their plastics suggested using Testors, so I did the same and am glad that I did. About the center console im not as sure because the material that is made out of might be a little different from what the engine plastics are made out of, sorry I couldn't be of much help, but I'm sure tons of other ppl on this site can recommend what kind of paint to use, just ask around and you'll get your answer. smile
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it looks good keep it up thumbsup
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Nice work thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
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Nice!!! thumbsup
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Nice!!!
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Elec-FuYu Nov 7, 5:53pm - #58465 
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Moy Nov 8, 4:28am - #58466 
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That blue looks very nice and the job Looks clean smile I'm about to paint my center engine panel and was curious how do you paint it and not paint over the VVTI emblem? I want to keep mine red also, but i dont see how you would mask it out.
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Yeah good question, I was wondering the same thing because I also wanted to keep the VVT-i red. My dad put masking tape over the entire VVT-i sign an 16 valve sign, then with a small razor gently because off the excess tape, so once he was done there was tape over the lettering, not the plastics. It took about 15 mins to do the whole thing, and it was a careful process. And we sprayed over the tape (2 coats and the sealer) and as you can see it held up pretty good, it didn't get on the lettering at all. Hope this helped, if you need more info just PM me, peace.
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