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Hey guys, I'm going to be painting my engine cover this weekend and I'm going to go with red. What kind of preparation do I need to do to the covers before I begin to paint?
 

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I got the paint today Dupli color perfect match (Arctic White) and Dupli color Engine Enamel 500 degree clear.
Tomorrow i'm off to get some TSP and a very tiny brush to apply the Vaseline.
I have to go to a wedding so I may not start this till Monday.
 

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Cool .. have fun and post some pictures when you are done. No drinking the night before cause you will need steady hands!! lol!!

The colour I used is duplicolour GM Metalic Pewter which is the accent colour on my truck .. I got mine at a Canadian Tire store which you guys don't have in the US. - not sure what your equivalent would be.
 

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When I've done plastics in the past, I usually hit them lightly with a scotchbrite pad or super fine sandpaper just to help with adhesion. Definitely post up pics when you get it done.
 

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Thanks Grim Jeeper!
I had to do it between family events I just put it on wet because I am on my way to an after wedding breakfast downtown.
the whole job took about one and a half hours from start to Finnish minus all the interruptions.
Well worth thw time and a couple rattle cans.
 

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Hey, Fallengt109 Get er done! We want pictures !!
It takes less than 2 hours if you have a heat gun.
It took me an hour and a half, the duplicolor drys pretty fast with just a little heat and to harden it run it under a little cold water.
Then spray the last clear coat on,let it dry to touch and install.
 
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