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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Painted One-Piece V6 Engine Cover

This actually happened by accident. I was detailing my engine bay and I scraped part of the engine cover. Things were said that I can't repeat on here, and decided to paint over it.

I had to scrub the entire thing with IPA so the tape would stick. Masking took about 90 minutes. When I was done I had what resembled a very poorly-iced cake:


The tough parts were the thin lines on top and the design around the V6 logo. An xacto knife is your friend here:


Took it outside for 4 coats of Krylon Fusion:


After I was happy with the coverage, I waited 20 minutes for it to dry and peeled off a test piece to check the lines. So far so good.


Brought it back inside to do the rest. Don't need any bird bombs or bugs ruining my day


It came out far from perfect, and there are a few spots of overspray which I managed to remove with paint thinner and a Qtip.

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Total time: 2 1/2 hours
Cost of supplies: $11
Neighbors offended: 1

Sure beats spending hundreds and waiting a week. Also that whole sense of accomplishment and yadda yadda.


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Not bad at all....for a V6

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Well as you know with most appearance mods this easily adds 15 rwhp :P

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Looks good. [email protected] 15 whp.
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This makes me wish I had the one piece cover. Nice work!

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Looks good!

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Really makes the one price cover look good.

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You need to post the updated pics now.

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Ah yes, Len suggested I paint the V6 a different color to make it stand out, and I expanded on that idea by outlining the white areas with red as well, giving it a similar look to the paint scheme on those Monte Carlo "Intimidator" editions






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WOW Looks really awesome. Most Impressive. I have the 2 piece cover and am a little jealous.

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that really looks nice. awesome job!

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Thanks guys

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Now that looks excellent with the red!!
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Looks really really good...

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The cover looks great. Initially, I thought the first picture with the tape was the finished look... .

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GerryC what is Ipa,an where can I get it ? Love what you did,I just may have to do that to mine in a week when i am on vacation . I what to do mine in silver,an red.
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Damn! that is SEXY!


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Looks good, you sir have a lot of patience. I would have just left the scrape there.

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