: Underhood blanket mod



CADDYBLACK99
06-22-04, 10:09 PM
Hey folks, I've been mod'ing the the 99' again. I picked up this idea from a good friend with an 02' Z06.

Pop the hold down buttons and remove the insulating pad. Brush clean (I was too chicken to wet the fabric). Then I used a product called VHT penetrating color dye (11oz spray $5 C.A.P) I gave the pad two coats allowing about 20 minutes to dry between coats (in the sun outside...It has very strong vapors so ventilate well...or :bonkers: ). Let it dry overnight. Then I used a silver (Testors) paint pen to trace the embossed "Cadillac" logo. WhaLa the finished product! Looks more gray in the photo but it is actually jet black w/silver logo! Difficulty scale: super easy (unless you drop one of the holdown buttons somewhere in the engine compartment and spend 30 minutes looking for it :hmm: and 15 minutes retrieving it!)

What do you think?
Paul

knifeparty420
06-23-04, 12:12 AM
pretty slick

elwesso
06-23-04, 12:21 AM
Looks just like it came from the factory. Nicely done.....

dan708
06-24-04, 02:20 AM
Very Nice :bouncy:

skolr1
08-24-04, 07:53 PM
nice! whats the cost of penetrating dye

juiceE
08-25-04, 11:52 AM
wut if the embossed "Cadillac" logo combusts under all the heat... aren't testor's paint pens pretty flamable?

elwesso
08-28-04, 01:14 PM
If you let it vent enough it shouldnt be a problem... ITs more flammable in its liquid than solid state.......

Dont worry about it...

CADDYBLACK99
09-02-04, 09:24 AM
nice! whats the cost of penetrating dye

I got it at Consumer Auto Parts for $5-7. No "spontaneous combustion" I try to keep the fire inside the engine :lildevil: lol!
Paul

Super_Too
09-02-04, 09:37 AM
That is AWESOME looking, I wish my cursive was that good!!!!! :worship:

CADDYBLACK99
09-02-04, 07:59 PM
No tricks here (looks great at 8 feet...get real close and the sins are revealed!) I just followed the indent that is molded into the fabric. Tip: get the tip real wet and just let the paint flow off the pen, don't try to force it you will get "pills" like and old sweater! After the first pass is dry go back over is to smooth the edges.
Paul

elwesso
09-03-04, 11:43 PM
Then you might have to whip out the fabric shaver..... :)