Some plastic engine covers get a makeover

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  • June 18, 2011 at 9:03 pm #31320

    A buddy of mine wanted some of the plastic engine covers painting for his car, and since they’re different from the mundane stuff I do day to day, I thought I’d stick up some pictures

    Started off by degreasing them with DeBeer silicon remover and a 1000 grit foam backed Abralon pad, then sanded them with 240 & 320 to remove the texture and lettering


    Then gave them a coat of rattle can adhesion promoter, which has a little silver flake in it so you can see where you’ve been


    Then 2 coats of rattle can primer :blink: I know most of you would never use this kind of stuff, but it actually builds pretty well for a spray bomb, and I wasn’t expecting it to do much anyway, just seal the plastic and provide a background colour.


    Then on with the base – Vauxhall/GM 291 – Arden Blue (DeBeer 900)


    Then a couple of coats of clear (DeBeer 8-214)



    It’s a pearl colour, so here it is with flash:


    And without flash:


    June 18, 2011 at 10:54 pm #31321

    looks pretty damn nice ta me 😉

    June 18, 2011 at 11:10 pm #31325

    Those turned out really nice.. :clappy

    June 18, 2011 at 11:15 pm #31326

    What kind of car those parts off? a VW?

    June 18, 2011 at 11:40 pm #31327

    [quote=”painter123″ post=20925]What kind of car those parts off? a VW?[/quote]
    A Vauxhall Vectra – not sure if you get them over there.

    The car’s actually silver, but the guy is obsessed with this colour. I’ve already painted several dashboard parts and some exterior badges for him, and no doubt he’ll eventually want a colour change on the whole car 😆

    June 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm #31328

    No we don’t have them over here that i am aware of..Have done a few sets of engine plastic;s in similar color for some VW owner’s .

    June 19, 2011 at 12:21 am #31330

    [quote=”painter123″ post=20927]No we don’t have them over here that i am aware of..[/quote]
    Lucky you :lol1

    The motoring press over here reckon they are one of the most boring cars on the road.


    June 19, 2011 at 2:09 am #31331

    looks good.

    We do use aerosol primer now and then (mostly for doing “free” repairs and odd things). Does work well for its intended purpose…

    June 19, 2011 at 7:13 pm #31342

    Great job ! and thats a nice color

    June 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm #31365

    Great work and that is an amazing color.

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