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I did my engine plastics when doing my eyelids. I tried masking the silver lettering and logo on the cover...:brickknoc too hard, so I sprayed everything and just hand lettered with silver One Shot. Looks good, the engine bay is unfortunately a sick looking flat blue, but the painted plastics do add pop inside.
 

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Hey my friend did the same thing with his Corolla XRS. He got chrome vynl cut to match the lettering and logo on the engine cover. I gotta snap a pic to show you but it looks really good. He said some place online did it for him.
 

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looks good man, i wish my truck's engine bay had covers so i could paint them... right now their dirty black. :)

the paint does add a lot though!
 

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looks really nice man. congrats on the out come. kinda wish my truck wasnt black because then id paint my cover but to paint a black par tblack doesnt make much of a difference.
 

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Nice man....I really like the TRD fuse box cover. That, Im guessing came with the TRD logo....??
 

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Thanks guys. Yeah, when i ordered the 'chrome look' TRD stickers to replace the fugly red and white stock ones, they came with 2 medium and 2 small TRD stickers...good stuff on clear 3M thin film...just like the factory stuff.:runaway:
If I had a black truck,I think silver plactics would look good under the hood....
 

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I like that man, nice and clean, so did you paint it, or use the vinyl, kind of confused off what you said
 

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Thanks. It's paint, catalyzed urethane, single stage (no clear) but glossy enough for plastics.
I painted a lot of stuff...
 

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That's cool, where can you buy it and anything special i need to know before painting something, and is it expensive
 

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I have a 'home' setup, lost my shop years ago, but I do custom paint work as a hobby now. Compressor, spray guns etc...I know you can get auto paint in spray cans, I've never sen it here and I'm sure it's NOT catalyzed, like the factory stuff I use. Should be fine for small stuff.
I clean all parts with Dawn soap and hot water first. I'll use wax/grease remover (NAPA KleenEze) or denatured alcohol, wipe dry and tack rag. SEM plastic prep (which slightly softens the plastic for better adhesion) NAPA plastic flex primer and the cat-urethane. Gotta have a GOOD respirator, I wear it while mixing, spraying and clean up. Good luck.
 

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Cool thanks:waytogo:
 

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About the black opal metallic ...

Did you create a single paint / formula to get that opalescent effect, or did you come up with a multi-layering scheme to get the effect?
 

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About the black opal metallic ...

Did you create a single paint / formula to get that opalescent effect, or did you come up with a multi-layering scheme to get the effect?
No, it's multiple layers of base metallic black and different metal flakes. All the color change stuff is 6-10 different bases and colors and flakes in different configurations to achieve the different effects. I wish it were that easy. I probably spent 4-$500 on paints and all the supplies and sent away for 90% of it.
 

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No, it's multiple layers of base metallic black and different metal flakes. All the color change stuff is 6-10 different bases and colors and flakes in different configurations to achieve the different effects. I wish it were that easy. I probably spent 4-$500 on paints and all the supplies and sent away for 90% of it.
It's all spray cans. And temperature safe and 2K clear coated like the outside. It will hold up great.
 
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