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Engine Cover: How I dun it.

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by jandrews, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Jul 15, 2009 at 9:51 PM
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    neslerrah

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    great job! looks great.:thumbsup:
     
  2. Jul 15, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Damn that looks good!
     
  3. Jul 16, 2009 at 3:52 AM
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    Just some old printer paper I had lying around and run of the mill masking tape.


    Daytime shots:

    It's a little easier to see the shade difference between the paint on the cover and the truck in these daylight shots, but it's still damn close. You can also see some mottling of the paint. I might do another coat or two to even it out...maybe. Not sure I feeling like going through the masking process again.

    An important thing to note is that the paint on the *underside* of the hood most closely matches the lighting conditions on the engine cover...if I took it out and put it on top, it'd look lighter, like the front fender.

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  4. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:21 AM
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    Looks damn nice. can't wait to get home so i can throw some clear on mine then put it on the truck.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    Drove it today for about 15 miles/20 minutes in city traffic with plenty of acceleration, and it was about 90 degrees outside, so that got the engine compartment good and hot. Inspected it hot right when I got home and there was no melting or bubbling, and vigorous rubbing with a finger did not disturb the paint. The engine cover was very warm to the touch when I checked it (immediately after parking the truck), but you could still rest your palm on it without becoming uncomfortable.

    Looks like the RustOleum is able to hold up to the engine heat well enough, despite their 200F or less warning on the can.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2009 at 8:03 PM
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    Damn I wish the 4 banger had an engine cover. It looks great.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    nice job, damn clean engine bay [jealous] and sweet link :D
     
  8. Jul 16, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    I'd love to do this to match my Silver. Anyone know where I can get a Silver replica?
    Also, how do I get the cover off? Its too cold for me to look right now, so maybe its just a looksy kinda deal.

    Nice job man. I totally love that.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    Taking the engine cover off is a snap...two or three bolts and you're set...they're somewhere between 10 and 14mm, I don't remember exactly.

    I got lucky that some rustoleum paint almost exactly matched SWB. If you want to play it safe with a color match, you'd have to consult a paint store.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    Great job!
     
  12. Feb 17, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    you gonna get "miss blue" dirty at our next uwharrie meet?
     
  13. Feb 17, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    Thanks. I think I have some paint that might work.. I'll be looking around.
    Appreciated.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    It depends. I want to get the lift and new shoes on before I get into anything serious offroad, and I want to do that right. Looking at Fox or Icon remote resi systems front and rear with the toytec TSB AAL and either Camburg or TC UCAs.

    Still doing my research.

    What I'm having trouble deciding on is which of the following to do:

    - 3" lift
    - 33s
    - Regear diffs

    or

    - 2 - 2.5" lift
    - 32s
    - Leave diffs.

    Either way, 2.5 inch remote resis all around, new UCAs, and new shoes aren't gonna be cheap. I *should* have it ready in time for summer, but I can't say for sure. I have some mountaineering trips out west (Mt. Whitney in Cali and Cirque of the Towers in Wyoming) this summer as well and those ain't cheap. May not get there til 2011.

    But it's in the cards. I'll def. be down at your place for the March 13/14 mod day to get my grillecraft in. Pulling the trigger on a color matched grille surround in next week or so.
     
  15. Feb 17, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    sounds like you got some pretty damn good plans man. but to be honest.......i dont think you'll need to regear just for 33's. you may notice a bit of a difference....and i say "may" lightly. either way....have fun with the mountaineering trips. the mod day will be fun.
     
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