: Engine Bay Paint Re-Styling



etcts-v
11-17-12, 06:04 AM
I did some painting of my intake manifold, throttle body and the plastic front cover that I thought I would share as it turned out fantastic.

The paint I used for this project was VHT wrinkle (also used on my valve covers, great stuff) and Duplicolor Red Metal Speck & standard gloss black.

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/VHTSP201-1.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/7141554_dpl_ms300_pri_larg.jpg


Engine Cover Steps:

1. 3 coats for a base of the Red Metal Speck then allow to fully cure

2. Placed a vinyl Cadillac and LS6 decal down

3. Spray 3 coats of gloss black over decals and let fully cure

4. Remove decals to expose the red

5. 1 thin and 2 very thick coats of clear with quick spray times between each coat to created a cracked look and allow to fully cure

6. After drying I masked off the areas over the decal then sprayed 3 layers of VHT wrinkle paint. [\List]

Link to the LS6 Vinyl Decal I Used: http://www.ebay.com/itm/MG2012-LS6-Performance-Tonneau-decal-graphic-Corvette-Cadillac-/170941480973?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item27cce8000d&vxp=mtr

Results:

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/photo5.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/photo6.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/photo2.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/photo3.jpg

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/photo8.jpg


I also powder coated my calipers yellow, put black Brembo decals on the sprayed clear over which I will share in another post.

Fastone27
11-17-12, 11:14 AM
I think this looks awesome! Well Done!

thebigjimsho
11-18-12, 07:33 PM
On mobile, the rad cover is meh. But the engine looks mighty impressive...

Faber
11-19-12, 09:39 AM
not too shabby.

etcts-v
11-19-12, 02:31 PM
Thanks Fellas!

DarkCharisma
11-20-12, 01:17 AM
Not feeling the rad cover, but the rest of it ... holy sh1t, that looks bad ass.

etcts-v
11-20-12, 04:35 AM
Personally I like the radiator cover the best, that said the intake turned out fantastic! Gonna have to redo it next month when I swap intakes to a FAST.