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Old 07-08-2005, 01:39 AM
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Old 07-09-2005, 12:05 AM
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Old 07-20-2005, 01:46 PM
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Default i need help painting my covers

Ok here is the deal
i painted my covers a little over a year ago and i want to repaint them.

First what is the best stuff to use to get the old paint off because i dont want to repaint over them.

Next, what grit sanpaper should i use when i wet sand the covers to prep them for the basecoat.

Now something that i think i did wrong the first time.
1. how many coats of base coat should i apply.
2. How many coats of paint shopuld i apply.
3. How many coats of clear should i apply
4. is there anything special i should do inbetween coats???

I plan on painting the radiator brace and the plastic fillers arount the brake and battery fluid covers like bubble did but before i do i have a little problem.

I think i know how to get the radiator brace off. It is a handful of screws two twists locks and like 6 plastic pop rivets. These rivets are also holding in the fillers around the other covers. Are there a special way to take these off and put them back on? i think they need to be taken off for the removal off the front bumper and any info or pics on how to get these off woulb be very helpful.

The last thing that i might have a problem with gettin the radiator brace off is the hood latch holder (whateve the thing that holds up the hood is). Does anyone here know how to take that off?

And lastly i [plan on getting a engine filler for in front of the radiator brace. I know these are like steel or aluminum or some crap. Is the process for painting these different than plastic? If so how?

please help me!!

I have some pretty good plans for my engine bay and i will post pics when im done.
Hopefully this shiould be done in a couple of weeks with your help of course.

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Old 08-30-2005, 06:58 PM
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Old 12-10-2005, 06:05 AM
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still working on mine. but here are a few
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Old 12-10-2005, 07:46 AM
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hehehe...you need to paint that radiator bracket.
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Old 12-10-2005, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Bubble
hehehe...you need to paint that radiator bracket.
I know been thinking about that more and more everytime i see your ride. Just looks hot. How hard is it to get out?
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Old 12-10-2005, 02:03 PM
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Old 12-10-2005, 02:23 PM
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I love seeing great looking engine bays. those that take pride in them, really love their cars. here are pics of mine

Present day pics







Without strut bar







Older pics. Look closely then compare with turbonetics kit pics and you can see how my cusco strut was modified to fit



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Old 12-11-2005, 06:09 AM
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I'll bite. I don't know how much im into bling and perfection under the hood but I love the way my setup looks. It's stealth, and it's nowhere near done.
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Old 12-14-2005, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by jlimquest
Here's mine.
where did u purchase ur cap cover things for your power steering, radiator bottle, etc..? ur engine bay and ur car looks great.
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Old 12-14-2005, 09:54 AM
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Zeetoyz.com Thanks!

Originally Posted by nexstage350
where did u purchase ur cap cover things for your power steering, radiator bottle, etc..? ur engine bay and ur car looks great.
thanks
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Old 12-14-2005, 09:54 AM
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how or what do u do to maintain to keep your engine bay clean?
thanks!!
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Old 12-14-2005, 01:27 PM
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Default Here is my baby

Larry at Innovations did all the work. Japtrix did my tuning.
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Ok here is mine although I still have to install my Intake next to compliment the engine bay.
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Originally Posted by Ed 718
Ok here is mine although I still have to install my Intake next to compliment the engine bay.
where did u get ur power steering caps and stuff?
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Originally Posted by Phatmitzu
Not that colorful...but heres mine.










nice look, btw where did u get ur chrome covers from? for the power steering, radiator cover, etc? thanks
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http://www.zeetoyz.com/

thats where you can get those caps and all kinds of stuff. I just got my caps in the other day, just got to put them on. Great product and Terry is a great guy. website has all you need to know.
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Originally Posted by Phatmitzu
Not that colorful...but heres mine.










Nice job on the turbo conceal! Very stealthy! Most cops wouldn't think you got a turbo under that K&N intake cover!
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Old 12-15-2005, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by mrpratt
http://www.zeetoyz.com/

thats where you can get those caps and all kinds of stuff. I just got my caps in the other day, just got to put them on. Great product and Terry is a great guy. website has all you need to know.

thanks man for your help! u posted pix of ur engine bay correct? if so which one is urs?
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