My engine cover project =)

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My engine cover project =)

Postby ShadowSnF » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:41 am

On all my cars I've painted my engine color red, just something I love doing, but because my K&N intake is metallic red I thought I'd have some fun with this project ;)
I used:
Krylon Cherry Red Paint and Primer in One (3 coats or one spray can)
Krylon Glitter Blast Cherry Bomb (1 coat)
Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer (2 coats)


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First coat of red

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Second coat of red

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Glitter Coat

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Set onto car after clearcoat dried



My next plan is to put the Metallic Silver overlay on from Grafxwerks (hopefully arriving soon), and then put it back on the car!
Hope you like it, though the pictures don't do the metal flake justice. In person it's so cool!
K&N Typhoon SRI, DC Sports Header, Bosal Sports Muffler, Six-Speed Swap, Canuck Lowering Springs, 17x7.5 Black Six Spoke Wheels, Two-Tone Paint, LED Interior Accents

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Re: My engine cover project =)

Postby mac99d » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:09 pm

looks good :D
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Re: My engine cover project =)

Postby JordanCabot » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:10 am

The color is very beautiful. You have done it perfectly.

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Re: My engine cover project =)

Postby ShadowSnF » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:52 am

Thanks guys!! I wish you could see it in low light, the metal flake really pops outta the paint =) I'll try for another pic soon!
K&N Typhoon SRI, DC Sports Header, Bosal Sports Muffler, Six-Speed Swap, Canuck Lowering Springs, 17x7.5 Black Six Spoke Wheels, Two-Tone Paint, LED Interior Accents

Racing is life, anything before or after is just waiting...

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Re: My engine cover project =)

Postby 808 Vibes » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:54 pm

Niiiiice! Please update when you get the decals on!
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Re: My engine cover project =)

Postby ShadowSnF » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:21 am

Ok!!! Here is the final product =)

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And I was bored... had some red engine paint in my garage and an itty bitty brush, so I did this! (Just have to mask off and re apply the black to it due to sanding)
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K&N Typhoon SRI, DC Sports Header, Bosal Sports Muffler, Six-Speed Swap, Canuck Lowering Springs, 17x7.5 Black Six Spoke Wheels, Two-Tone Paint, LED Interior Accents

Racing is life, anything before or after is just waiting...

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Re: My engine cover project =)

Postby Rayven01 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:27 am

Looks great! Did you go with a non-gloss clearcoat? The color pretty much exactly matches the intake tube but it's not quite as shiny (which isn't a bad thing in my opinion).
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Re: My engine cover project =)

Postby ShadowSnF » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:15 am

The clear is actually a glossy clear, but as you stated it isn't "as" shiny lol At first I was miffed because I wanted them to be identical, but now I love the way it looks so I don't mind it being half a shade off haha
K&N Typhoon SRI, DC Sports Header, Bosal Sports Muffler, Six-Speed Swap, Canuck Lowering Springs, 17x7.5 Black Six Spoke Wheels, Two-Tone Paint, LED Interior Accents

Racing is life, anything before or after is just waiting...

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Re: My engine cover project =)

Postby MaSlade » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:25 am

Looks good! I've always had a soft-spot for valve cover/engine cover art. Plan on doing any other engine dress-up modifications?
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Re: My engine cover project =)

Postby BaseWhiteVibe » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:20 pm

NICE work!
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Re: My engine cover project =)

Postby ShadowSnF » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:19 pm

In fact, I don't plan on any more engine bay modifications! Unless something else strikes my fancy I feel I have completed my work. Maybe some day I will paint up the intake manifold? =)
K&N Typhoon SRI, DC Sports Header, Bosal Sports Muffler, Six-Speed Swap, Canuck Lowering Springs, 17x7.5 Black Six Spoke Wheels, Two-Tone Paint, LED Interior Accents

Racing is life, anything before or after is just waiting...

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Re: My engine cover project =)

Postby Bamadonna » Sun May 18, 2014 8:28 am

That looks really great! It's inspiring, hmmm...


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