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painting engine cover thread #723682389

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jefferson, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Mar 7, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    jefferson

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    So i started painting my engine cover. I taped off the toyota sign and the V6 and such.. but i think i messed up royally.. Lemme show you:

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    What i did was when i was taping off the sign and using a razor blade, i pressed down way too hard. here's what i have so far:

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    It only has a few coats of paint on it, and more will come tomorrow (with clearcoat..) BUT question... Did i F up bad? Is there anything i can do now, while in process of painting, and make it come out OK? Anyone else do this and come out OK?
     
  2. Mar 7, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    1 bad tacoma

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    sand it and put a few more coats on it maybe it will fill in the cut marks
     
  3. Mar 7, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    jefferson

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    Good idea. I sanded it softly and re-taped some of the areas i accidentally hit with the sand paper.. i think it will work out.. i'll see tomorrow

     
  4. Mar 8, 2009 at 10:31 PM
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    jefferson

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    came out pretty good!

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Mar 10, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    jefferson

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    I think it looks awesome. I know i'm obviously the only one interested in this thread BUT i did a damn good job in spite of messing up. Yay me i'm awesome AND amazing.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Mar 10, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I like it & your last couple posts & thread title made me laugh. Great recovery on the razor marks. The cover looks good :thumbsup:
     
  7. Mar 10, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Good job! :)
     
  8. Mar 10, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    That looks great man did you use krylon fusion?
     
  9. Mar 10, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    Looks great!
     
  10. Mar 10, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    Fusion it is. I liked the red.. so i used the whole can.... Then shot it with about a half a can of clear.. Thanks for the comments guys/gals =) It makes me feel whole again!
     
  11. Mar 10, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    Il probably do mine in the near future
     
  12. Mar 29, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    Un...I am painting my matrix cover right now, what clear coat did you use? And when I was at Lowes this morning, I just bought some satin red that really matches my car color, but the guy said that with all of the heat that I can anticipate some cracking and peeling, any suggestions? Quick reply would be great, I'm getting ready to put another coat on.
     
  13. Mar 29, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    lets see.. i used high temp gloss.. i found it at home depot
     
  14. Mar 29, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    Great, thanks I will pick some up tomorrow, is it going to be alright to run my car without that cover? My wife is freaking out that I havent put it back on yet.
     
  15. Mar 29, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    You'll be just fine. It really does nothing other than dress up the engine compartment.
     
  16. Mar 29, 2009 at 9:03 PM
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    The fire blanket is built into the cover... but as long as your engine doesn't catch on fire *knocks on wood*
     
  17. Mar 29, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    I must've been out of service that day, the end result is great. Definitely matches. lol :D
     
  18. Mar 29, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    yeah it doesnt get hot whatsoever. I didnt bother using high temp paint and it still looks great. I drove it for a good 20 miles in 75 degree temperature before parking it, opening the hood and taking the cover out.. and it was only slightly warm
     
  19. Mar 29, 2009 at 9:45 PM
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    thanks!!
     
  20. Mar 29, 2009 at 10:18 PM
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    Appreciate it guys, glad that the thing worked out, I remember being there and you had just applied the first coat. I'm doing my Tacoma Silver but only the outer half, my Matrix I did red with the letters black, once I look at it tomorrow I will see how good of a taping job I did and spray it with some clear coat. I found some Toyota valve stem covers looking to getting some of those, and wanted to get with you Un about the dome light map light mod, I am going to get some LED lights and want to do that mod. Thanks again.
     
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