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I'm sick of this aluminum eating road salt hell.
I got bored last week and worked on a new bracket to hold my amp and painted my valve covers. I had another amp rack but it busted, it bolts onto the taillight bolts and underneath the trunk carpet...











 

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very nice...can I ask what type of paint you used on the engine cover? On my first elise I painted my covers with touch up spray paint from automotivetouchup.com, but eventually there was some mild cracking/peeling, so I was wondering whether this time I should use something more heat-resistant...
 

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did you use any adhesion promoter on the cover first?
 

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i used krylon fusion yellow, then silver, then orange.
After that I went over it with clear and wetsanded the crap out of them
Presuming the clear is enamel too, right?
I did mine last month too, and baked it in front of my fireplace vent for 3 days straight after. The enamel literally bakes on wonderfully.

Nice looking work on those! :clap:
 

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Sorry i dont know anything about painting. Why yellow then silver then orange.

Second, how did you get the lettering and emblem done so crisp. Hand painted? Please include details. :D

Thanks in advance:bow:
 

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The CO paint is kind of this candied orangy yellow metalic.
Since I dont have a spray gun to try and replicate it exactly I tried to mix a bunch of layers together to get it as close as possible. It actualy matches really well. The letters and logos are just painted on with enamels by hand
 

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Man it looks so good. I really wanna do it but i cant even draw a straight line so hand painting the emblems makes me nervous to say the least.
 

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Can you describe what use used to 'wetsand'?
Cheers,
Skottoman
 

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so I guess krylon is pretty heat resistant? Did you mask off the letters, logo at any point? Well i guess you have to paint the cover first mask that off, paint the letters and mask that off and finally paint the logo.
 

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Madden,
Thanks for the info. I painted mine but it failed. :mad:
Everything went well until I sprayed the clear coat. I used Krylon Fusion (Yellow) first, waited three days then tonight I sprayed KRYLON Crystal Clear Spray Triple-Thick Glaze spray but it disolved the yellow paint. I see bunch of craked shaped textures.

Could you tell me what you used for the clear coat?
Thanks in advance.
 
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