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Old 04-24-2006, 09:46 AM   #1
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Underhood paint?

I have a red zx3. I have a few blue components under there like strut tower brace, racing wires, and connector from MAF to cone filter. For the most part these colors more or less match. Im tryin to go for the Superman theme, red and blue, but all of those black platic pieces under the hood are annoying. I want to paint these. I know I have to use heat resistant paint, but I still want it to more or less match. I want to paint the fuse box red (to offset the strut bar) and the valve cover red (to offset the wires and make them stand out), but I also want to paint the battery cover blue.

What paints/brands should I use? Do I go to Home Depot, Lowes, auto parts store? Will the brake paint work? Will I need to prime the pieces before I paint them?

Thanks for reading and I look forward to your comments!

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Old 04-24-2006, 10:24 AM   #2
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Yes I would prime them beforehand to make sure you get a nice finish, priming is always recommended but make sure it's a high heat primer also (if you can get that).

Any high heat paint will work, regardless of brand. Just pick something that is good, no cheap crap paints. JohnMichael went with the superman underhood theme also so you can ask him what he used.....
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Old 04-24-2006, 10:27 AM   #3
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just mkae sure you get a color you like. and i agree, if you want to know more, get ahold of johnmichael.
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i used testors model paint for the plastic bits it has held up for 3 years... It is made to bond to plastic so it was quick easy and it lasts.
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i like your idea for the theme let us know how it all goes and post pics
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Yes I would prime them beforehand to make sure you get a nice finish, priming is always recommended but make sure it's a high heat primer also (if you can get that).

Any high heat paint will work, regardless of brand. Just pick something that is good, no cheap crap paints. JohnMichael went with the superman underhood theme also so you can ask him what he used.....
Shame on you Chad... John has a Spider-Man theme

But do get a hold of him, as JohnMichael has done a great job with his engine bay

Cheers!
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I was just bout to say that! S2, how can you get Super-man and Spider-man mixed up???!!!
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Go to your nearest Advanced Auto Parts and buy a "High Heat Engine Enamel" paint... i got mine for like $8 and i used it to paint my brake calipers.
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^^ thats what i was asking, could that be used for those plastic pieces too? Cuz if it was I could paint my calipers at the same time...
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