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      06-07-2010, 10:52 PM   #1
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My DIY S65 Engine Cover Paint Scheme

Got my hands on a spare S65 engine cover and decided to do paint scheme. Supplies that I used were tape, razor blade, high temp primer and high temp paint. I spent a good 3hrs taping and prepping. Banged out almost a whole can of primer and than a whole can of red paint. After I removed the tape there were over sprays here and there. The touch up took me about 2hrs. I had to retape certain areas and start rubbing paint thinner on the overspray. It turned out pretty good after I was done with it. Heres some shots I took.







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      06-08-2010, 01:06 AM   #2
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The job itself looks pretty good man, but did you match your 'Melbourne Red' color? Otherwise it might look odd .
Don't know where you bought it, but the chrome cap missing tells me somebody might have tried to separate the 2 halves and broke the seal. Make ABSOLUTELY sure it's perfectly sealed or your engine would ingest unfiltered air, and you DO NOT want that.

Hey, about a pic of it on your car ?
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      06-08-2010, 02:29 AM   #3
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looks pretty coool.. have you considered a gloss look with a clearcoat over it?

The paint should last quite a bit as long as it is heat resistant, I can't imagine it being exposed to too much abrasion.

Very original, thanks for contributing!!
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      06-08-2010, 06:34 AM   #4
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Looks good. I like it.
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      06-08-2010, 09:07 AM   #5
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Clean DIY! You might be interested in the DIY I made: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=364257
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      06-08-2010, 07:40 PM   #6
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Very nice work. Might look a bit busy under the hood but lets see a pic of that.
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      06-08-2010, 09:50 PM   #7
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Looks like it belongs on a Corvette but I the effort and end result.
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      06-09-2010, 01:49 AM   #8
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      06-18-2010, 04:36 PM   #9
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Wow.. great job.
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incredible work...must have taken a long ass time to do all that masking.
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      06-25-2010, 02:03 PM   #11
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incredible work...must have taken a long ass time to do all that masking.
Thanks guys, yes to a point where my fingers cramped up. But I spreaded the work out in a weeks time frame. I think I might just make this my garage wall decoration.
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Well done
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      06-26-2010, 07:04 PM   #13
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any pics of it mounted in the engine bay ?
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at first I had no idea where you were going with all the tape but the finished product looks great!
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      08-09-2010, 11:53 PM   #17
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nice, not bad...i would have done some sanding to get a glossy smooth finish.
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      08-10-2010, 12:52 AM   #18
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nice, not bad...i would have done some sanding to get a glossy smooth finish.
Thanks, I thought about it but than that would mean I would have to sand down the whole thing including the black part that I left alone and paint that portion black to get the whole smooth gloss look like the IND ones. That would be probably be another 5-8 plus hrs easily on top.
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      08-12-2010, 04:43 PM   #20
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niceeeee.. not bad not bad. What kind of red is that?
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I'm wanting to do this... However i'm wanting to sand it down first... Any opinions on what "grit" to use?
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Cool man, but I wonder will that cover last long, and will it influence the heat dissipation?
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