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Painted Engine Cover and Poll!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Untamed_SS, May 15, 2009.

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Should I paint silver letters blue?

  1. Paint them blue!

    46 vote(s)
    24.9%
  2. Leave them Silver!

    108 vote(s)
    58.4%
  3. You really messed this up. Get a new engine cover!

    31 vote(s)
    16.8%
  1. May 15, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    Untamed_SS

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    So, I finally got around to painting it. Sorry the pictures suck. :( The lighting just doesn't make it look the way it does in real life.

    So, First I taped it all up.

    [​IMG]

    Then I began spraying. Krylon Fusion Blue-ness. (The end result is closer to this color then the next pic.)

    [​IMG]

    Then finish!

    [​IMG]


    So anyways, the poll... Should I paint the letters in the middle blue? Or leave them the way they are?
     
  2. May 15, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    HBtacoma

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    looks good, i say leave them only beacause painting it perfect is a pain.
     
  3. May 15, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    jefferson

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    Agreed. I wish i didnt tape off my letters and did exactly what you did because its not PERFECT.. so.. kinda bothers the hell outta me.
     
  4. May 15, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    ilg

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  5. May 15, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    Coupe

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    Lots baby!
    When I painted mine, I used wax to cover the letters.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. May 15, 2009 at 10:32 PM
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    drifter379

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    I dont have the skills to paint anything but I say go for it. You already went this far and you obviously want to do it. Whats the worst that could happen?

    Looks great by the way.
     
  7. May 15, 2009 at 10:43 PM
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    I did mine 3 times, before I got happy with it.
     
  8. May 16, 2009 at 12:57 AM
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    taped up mine...........just take your time:)

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  9. May 16, 2009 at 6:26 AM
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    Looks good!
     
  10. May 16, 2009 at 9:36 AM
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  11. May 16, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    I didn't really prep. Just taped and sprayed. Used Krylon Fusion for plastic. I figured if/when it started peeling off, it wouldn't matter too much to me. :)
     
  12. May 16, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    You boys must be bored....come over and mow my yard.
     
  13. May 16, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    :( I was bored. Friday night with nothing to do. :( What a waste of youth.
     
  14. May 16, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    Looks great as is.

    I had mine painted to match the truck. Used the same paint as the body. My Buddy even clear coated it. Then my other Buddy pinstriped it.

    engine cover stripe.jpg
    Engine cover a.jpg
     
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  15. May 16, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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  16. May 16, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    I'm bored. Think I'll paint my tires.
     
  17. May 16, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    here is mine what you think?

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  18. May 17, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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    That's nice man. Its glossy. :)
     
  19. May 17, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    looks clean very good work
     
  20. May 19, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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