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xwxspawnxwx
10-05-2011, 09:23 AM
Did anyone paint their Engine Bay half Red like the EVO X? If so what kind of paint did you use and prep?

MTZL
10-05-2011, 09:34 AM
I was thinking of using VHT Flameproof, I dont have experience with spray painting the block. So dont take my word on this one. Unless someone else can confirm its good, that had used this stuff before.

It would withstand
1300F-2000F (704C-1093C)
per advertisement.

http://www.vhtpaint.com/products/flameproof/

wwralliart77
10-05-2011, 09:37 AM
Are you referring to the plastic engine cover or the actual bay?!
If it's just the actual plastic cover any red paint will do. Make sure to tape off the areas you don't want painted carefully. I lightly scuffed the plastic with an abrasive pad, then I wiped it down and sprayed a few coats of primer. I waited for that to dry, then sprayed a few coats of red. After that dried I sprayed a few coats of clear and called it good. I used all Duplicolor high heat paint on mine and it came out pretty legit.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6235/6214256863_efe1d766c7.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickgdrums/6214256863/)
IMG_0340 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickgdrums/6214256863/) by nickgdrums (http://www.flickr.com/people/nickgdrums/), on Flickr

susafuss
10-05-2011, 10:27 AM
I was thinking of using VHT Flameproof, I dont have experience with spray painting the block. So dont take my word on this one. Unless someone else can confirm its good, that had used this stuff before.

It would withstand
1300F-2000F (704C-1093C)
per advertisement.

http://www.vhtpaint.com/products/flameproof/

I have used the vht products before on engine builds and it held up great. I recomend, though if you guys are talking about the engine cover why not just buy one of the evos? I am sure there are people selling them for cheap.

MTZL
10-05-2011, 10:37 AM
^ I swapped my Engine cover with Evo X owner since the person decided to paint the cover to match his Apex Silver color.
Less hassle.

xwxspawnxwx
10-05-2011, 10:46 AM
I like to do this kinda of stuff. Its more fun than buying something already finished. I was thinking of doing something custom on it just wanted to make sure I get the right paint that can handle the heat.

Thanks for the input!

susafuss
10-05-2011, 01:43 PM
I like to do this kinda of stuff. Its more fun than buying something already finished. I was thinking of doing something custom on it just wanted to make sure I get the right paint that can handle the heat.

Thanks for the input!

Make sense. Not sure how well the vht would be for plastics i would almost say it would be best to get some plastic specific paint as i think it would hold up better in the long run.

My buddy used a rustoleum plastic paint on a coolent res and it is still holding up pretty good, i would sugest that.

xwxspawnxwx
10-06-2011, 06:15 AM
Thx for the input!

RalliArtist
11-01-2011, 07:52 AM
i painted mine yellow since i didnt want it to look like an evo engine. i just used duplicolor engine enamel and some clear. I also used red pinstripe tape to cover up the ragged edges after peeling up the masking tape. I just used a fine grit sand paper to roughen up the surface a bit and use light even coats.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h199/gba2001/Ralliart/100_0980.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h199/gba2001/Ralliart/100_1067.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h199/gba2001/Ralliart/100_1066.jpg

xwxspawnxwx
11-01-2011, 08:02 AM
Looks great! I love the Yellow havn't seen that before.

MTZL
11-01-2011, 09:10 AM
That looks nice. :cool:

wwralliart77
11-01-2011, 10:27 AM
Came out great, the red pinstripe was a nice touch.

TheBlackBeast
11-01-2011, 11:07 AM
Hmm... That's giving me some ideas!

Mu-Meson
11-01-2011, 11:11 AM
I just did mine on the weekend. I used Dupli-Color Red Metal Cast Anodized paint. It's resistant up to 500F, so that should be fine for the plastic engine cover. I had to use the Metal Cast Ground Coat since the Anodized stuff is normally designed to go on metal. Lots of light coats is absolutely key.

WickedWhiteRA
12-04-2011, 03:35 PM
I just did mine on the weekend. I used Dupli-Color Red Metal Cast Anodized paint. It's resistant up to 500F, so that should be fine for the plastic engine cover. I had to use the Metal Cast Ground Coat since the Anodized stuff is normally designed to go on metal. Lots of light coats is absolutely key.

Pics please...

Mu-Meson
02-02-2012, 08:15 PM
Pics please...
I had a little spare time before installing the UICP. It's not rice if it's hidden in the engine bay, right? :p

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/9346/imag0208j.jpg

Forgive the dirt. I have since cleaned it too.

Esco
02-03-2012, 05:08 AM
I like the UICP design, very nicely done