: Painting the Engine Cover?
11-05-05, 03:56 PM
Anyone know what type of paint to use to get such a bright glossy finish on our engine covers like is pictured below. Do you think thats professionally dont with real automotive paint and clear coats. Or is just a high temp spray that I could buy and Do it myself. Also any negaitve effects anyone can think of. I think it looks pretty darn good.
There was a post not too long ago regarding a guy who was doing custom painting of engine covers. It may be in the search function and might have your answer.
I think the guy was painting flames on the cover, but he would certainly be able to do solid colors.
11-05-05, 04:01 PM
so this isnt something I can do? I was thinking: drive to pepboys (8 dollar can of high gloss black high temp paint) and going at it myself. But I dont think I would be able to get the nice glossy smooth look, plus I dont want it to look like cheap shit, I want it too look oem
11-05-05, 04:01 PM
Me like. Minimalistic and classy. Also, referee colors!
How handy are you with paint? I've never painted anything that didn't wind up looking like crap.
For the OEM look, take it to a good body shop. It won't cost much and will certainly look better and last longer.
Just my .02
11-05-05, 04:14 PM
yea i agree. I was just wondering if a high gloss that is smooth like that could be achieved simply using spray paint.
Consider the need for proper priming and the fact that it is a high temperature environment.
11-05-05, 11:42 PM
Good results like that will only come with skill, good equipment and paint, and good painting conditions. Don't even think of trying it yourself.......
11-06-05, 03:30 AM
anyone know an approximate price on something like that.
11-06-05, 04:07 AM
Anything from $5 to $1000 depends on what you want!
11-06-05, 11:56 AM
I'm still working on a group buy on plated engine covers. Mine is being done now in black chrome. So is the fuse box cover, radiator A/C cover and upper grill strip..all black chrome. As soon as I get my parts back I'll post pics.
11-07-05, 09:52 PM
I painted my FRC's a while back. Here is a link to pics on my site: http://www.blackcts-v.com/Default.aspx?album=CTSV/FRC
I have seen ones that guys painted themselves also. It seems like a lot of them use the plastic paints from Wal-mart; Krylon Fusion I believe.
11-08-05, 01:42 PM
Check out CVP33's engine cover... Looks pretty good to me...
11-08-05, 03:35 PM
Ames did you do that yourself?
Also in reference to the price, I was wondering how much a simple all gloss black finish would cost. Nothing major, no flames etc. Just Jet Black. You think I can do this myself?
11-08-05, 07:59 PM
You think I can do this myself?
Get yourself a smooth plastic box, and some black spray paint, and make believe that it is your engine cover. Paint it the best you can. Then mentally add a level of complexity due to the ridges and contours of the real engine cover, and ask yourself if you are comfortable with putting that level of paint quality as a showpiece under the hood of your $50K car.
Or hell....just give the engine cover a try with the understanding that if you fail you will need to live with it ugly, buy a new one, or send it out to a pro.
I'm not "Carnack the Magnificent," but I think I can predict how this story will end!:ill:
11-09-05, 08:39 AM
Here's a V Cover on Ebay. This would give you the oppotunity to experiment with paints and designs.