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Before (red):<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/frankhoffy/Car/Engine/ValveCover.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Ater (black):<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/frankhoffy/Car/Engine/Img_4291.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I <I>could</I> paint it silver also, but I kind of like it black. I think I will keep the stock hoses too instead of using the blue ones.
 

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Re: Changed my oil filler cap (frankhoffy)

Wow no chrome. If you look black it does look evil because of the strut towers are black. It is a nice balance Frank and possibly better than chrome. I am a little wasted but I think that is pretty accurate
 

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Re: Changed my oil filler cap (frankhoffy)

Wow, HUGE improvement over the red. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Silver may look a little better than the black, since everything in that space is red and silver, but the black brings in the other engine components. <p>Can you just buy a second oil fill cap and do it in silver to compare?
 

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Re: Changed my oil filler cap (frankhoffy)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>frankhoffy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I <I>could</I> paint it silver also, but I kind of like it black. I think I will keep the stock hoses too instead of using the blue ones.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Better yet, powder coat it to match the engine & pipe.
 

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Re: Changed my oil filler cap (frankhoffy)

Frank, as I have said before, your car is simply beautiful! I actually liked it red <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> , but also see how it could be a bit too much. I for one think silver may be the way to go given the proximity to the silver pipe. You can actually match the low-gloss, bright silver of that pipe (and the front grill and headlight inserts) with high-temp ceramic silver brake caliper paint from VHT (about 8 bones at your local auto toy store). While I do like the black, I just think a perfectly matching silver would look more trick (and the ceramic paint is tough as stone).<p><IMG SRC="http://www.caswellplating.com/vht/images/brakecalipergroup2001.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Changed my oil filler cap (Quick Brick)

The cap only cost me $13 so it's pretty easy to experiment.<p>We'll see how things go. I'll have the air box in very soon.
 
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