: Polishing a tur...I mean trash can lid, lol



6 SPEED Z
03-04-12, 08:41 AM
Just a few pics of the recent mods to the stock engine cover. I have the GTO FRC's I did a few years back but wanted to do something with the stock cover. I found a used lid (wanted to keep mine stock for resale), cut the center out of it over the intake, sanded, primed, and did the two tone colors. It is all rattle can, and the color matches pretty close.

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Mike

darkman
03-04-12, 10:03 AM
Very nice:thumbsup:

jclayc
03-04-12, 11:20 AM
cool, i'd like to see it on the car

6 SPEED Z
03-04-12, 01:21 PM
Very nice:thumbsup:


Thanks!!

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cool, i'd like to see it on the car


Thanks also!! That is the next step. Car got washed yesterday and the eng. comp got rinsed out, now today will be some detain work and the lid will go on. Will get those pics up later today.

thebigjimsho
03-04-12, 01:23 PM
I like it a lot except for being overbadged with the GMPD badge on thurr. Remove that and I'm a really big fan...

6 SPEED Z
03-04-12, 02:12 PM
cool, i'd like to see it on the car

http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af198/aerostar602/DSC01458.jpg

http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af198/aerostar602/DSC01464.jpg

http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af198/aerostar602/DSC01463.jpg

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I like it a lot except for being overbadged with the GMPD badge on thurr. Remove that and I'm a really big fan...

Yea just trying something different, easy enough to remove though.

thebigjimsho
03-04-12, 03:30 PM
Cool beans...

Jesda
03-04-12, 03:33 PM
Hot!

V for victory
03-04-12, 05:54 PM
Thats awesome ! Nice job giving the stock cover a great face lift.

jcollege
03-04-12, 07:11 PM
Nice touch man, looks great!

JDB
03-04-12, 09:31 PM
Is that my old turd? Looks great!!

I hate my AMG
03-04-12, 09:33 PM
i really like that alot ! wow good job. Would you be mad if i copied and did mine yellow ? :)

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also what paint did you use that came out perfect

6 SPEED Z
03-04-12, 09:45 PM
Is that my old turd? Looks great!!


Yea sure is, polished out pretty good, lol. Thanks.

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i really like that alot ! wow good job. Would you be mad if i copied and did mine yellow ? :)

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also what paint did you use that came out perfect


It is the Dupli-Color Perfect Match 8 oz. spray can touch up paint (2 cans), it says it is for GM cars, but could not find an exact match for the Red Line V, so I had a can from another project that looked close enough, 3 good coats of color, let dry, sanded, followed but 3 good coats of clear (2 cans), not crazy about Dupli-Color, but could not find another brand of paint that would match. Then buffed by hand with a mild compound, followed by cleaner wax then just a carnuba wax. The silver is a Dupli-Color Metal Specks Paint. Like to stay with the same brand of paint , less chance of reacting and mucking everything up. And yea hack away, no prob! Thanks!

Overd0s3
03-05-12, 01:12 AM
VERY COOL! Inspired me to grab mine and do something like that!!
Where did you get the V badges?

6 SPEED Z
03-05-12, 07:39 AM
VERY COOL! Inspired me to grab mine and do something like that!!
Where did you get the V badges?


The V badges are the originals off the cover. They are just stuck on with like a molding tape on the back of them. Be VERY careful prying them off if you choose to do so. They are VERY thin and will twist and wad up in a heartbeat. I did not want to mask around them so I just started with a plastic scrapper tool we use on the BBJ's and started on a corner very carefully and slowly till it started to lift, slide it in till it pops off. Then reinstalled with some 3M molding tape. Same with the Caddie Crest!

shadybx7
03-05-12, 12:03 PM
looks ok but i still like your GTO FRCs better. the trashcan lid will always be a trashcan lid

6 SPEED Z
03-05-12, 12:10 PM
looks ok but i still like your GTO FRCs better. the trashcan lid will always be a trashcan lid


Yea, my kid said the same thing, but the paint on them did not turn out as well, they will get re-done in the same color and two-tone as the lid, with some clear on them as well, or I might be a 'hoe and sell them for the right price, lol.

lollygagger8
03-06-12, 09:42 AM
Very cool for a trash can lid :2thumbs:

6 SPEED Z
03-06-12, 10:24 AM
Very cool for a trash can lid :2thumbs:

Thanks, and thanks also on the bushing info, I will prob do CS.

EdmundGTP
03-06-12, 11:25 AM
That actually looks really good.. Almost makes me want to resurrect my lid from the pile in back of my garage..

9t8z28
03-07-12, 02:51 PM
How or where did you get the replacement emblems?

6 SPEED Z
03-07-12, 03:38 PM
How or where did you get the replacement emblems?

They are the original ones off the cover. In one of my previous quotes, I very cafefully removed them and then re-applied them with some molding double sticky tape. Of course they were cleaned with some mothers mag wheel polish and then waxed before they went back on. The GM Perf badge is the large one from flebay.

xbladr
03-08-12, 10:33 PM
i have been thinking about doing something like this but don't want to kill resale value so I have held off

Overd0s3
03-08-12, 11:47 PM
i have been thinking about doing something like this but don't want to kill resale value so I have held off

resale value over painting a trash can lid?
:confused:

6 SPEED Z
03-09-12, 08:27 AM
i have been thinking about doing something like this but don't want to kill resale value so I have held off

That's why I found one from another member for like 40 bucks, the original one is siting nice and toasty in the attic for resale, if it comes to that, and I might have the GTO covers I had on there for sale.

DougNuts
03-09-12, 12:56 PM
That looks pretty good, nice job!

mberisha
03-11-12, 10:20 AM
Very sharp....the red goes very well with the red wheel wells and such....great job....

6 SPEED Z
03-12-12, 09:35 AM
Very sharp....the red goes very well with the red wheel wells and such....great job....

Yea thanks and got lucky with the rattle can match as well.

EdmundGTP
03-12-12, 02:12 PM
Tempted to make the same cuts to mine, and paint the same pattern using plasti-dip...