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which paint for engine bay?

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by get_nick, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    so i just picked up the new project car (92 vx) and it is already primered. the outside is grey with the jambs and engine bay being turquoise. I'm swapping in a gsr in a couple weeks and i want to paint the engine bay. any suggestions for the whole process on how i should do it or what paints to do? pics of the can of paint would help to.
     
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    paint it how? rattle can primer like the rest of the car? if so...

    degrease the engine bay, scuff it with 400 grit sand paper, clean it, spray it.
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    Please don't cheap out and use Krylon!!

    Sand everything as stated above and then wipe it all down with wax&grease remover. Spray it with whatever primer you like. Wet sand that with 6 or 800 grit.

    Use a PPG base coat/clear coat system. It'll spray nicely over wet sanded primer. Just start out light from a distance and mist a layer on. Then build up from there. Hopefully by the time you're done with the color, you'll be familiar with the spray gun. Then apply 2-3 coats of clear.

    It'll look a million times better with some good paint and a clear coat layer.
     
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    the outside of the car is going to get painted. i was just thinking about painting the engine bay black or whatever while the motor is out. the turquoise is ugly and will look horrible with a blue or black exterior car.
     
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