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My body shop would like to know what type of paint and clear was used. Also did they have to sand and prep your parts smooth? I am looking into having the large pipe above the engine painted and the covers for the engine and power steering, fuse box, and the ecu box. All detailed help is much appreciated and will be used to determine the process that they will use. Thanks, Rick <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: For those of you who have painted your engine components??????? (MASH)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MASH</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> My body shop would like to know what type of paint and clear was used. Also did they have to sand and prep your parts smooth? I am looking into having the large pipe above the engine painted and the covers for the engine and power steering, fuse box, and the ecu box. All detailed help is much appreciated and will be used to determine the process that they will use. Thanks, Rick <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not to be a smart ass, but if your body shop needs details on how to prep the parts for paint, I would personally find another shop to go to.<p>KVB
 

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Re: For those of you who have painted your engine components??????? (KVB)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KVB</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Not to be a smart ass, but if your body shop needs details on how to prep the parts for paint, I would personally find another shop to go to.<p>KVB</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Definitely agree with this one
 

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Re: For those of you who have painted your engine components??????? (KVB)

Also, I haven't any painted on my car, but I have painted plastics before. The products were by Diamont Sys88. Prep plastic with plastic something release, then prime with flexable raw plastic primer, then shoot on the clor and clear.
 

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Re: For those of you who have painted your engine components??????? (KVB)

The body shop I use has done all of my custom exterior work. They are just a little concerned with the engine bay heat affecting the paint and clear. Granted they have never done custom engine work. But they have done a flawless job with the body kit, evolve hood vent, and painting the side trim. So anyone with helpfull info would be appreciated. And by the way, as a rule of thumb.........when someone says " to be perfectly honest with you" that person is FOS. And when someone says " not to be a smart ass" they are letting you know ahead of time that they will be. All is well though. As my son says "hakunamatada" from the lion king, means no worries. All help with this is welcome. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MASH</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> The body shop I use has done all of my custom exterior work. They are just a little concerned with the engine bay heat affecting the paint and clear. Granted they have never done custom engine work. But they have done a flawless job with the body kit, evolve hood vent, and painting the side trim. So anyone with helpfull info would be appreciated. And by the way, as a rule of thumb.........when someone says " to be perfectly honest with you" that person is FOS. And when someone says " not to be a smart ass" they are letting you know ahead of time that they will be. All is well though. As my son says "hakunamatada" from the lion king, means no worries. All help with this is welcome. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I see, I did have a little grin on my face while typing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">. Anywyas, here is a link to the product I would use. <p><A HREF="http://www.rmpaint.net/grandbr/accueil.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.rmpaint.net/grandbr/accueil.htm</A> <p>At the very bottom of the page, there is a section for using this particular line of product, and more specifically for the painting of plastic parts.<p>This should help your shop out and get them pointed in the right direction.<p>Cheers,<br>KVB
 

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Re: For those of you who have painted your engine components??????? (KVB)

Thanks K.
 

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Re: For those of you who have painted your engine components??????? (KVB)

I never had any problem painting engine compartment parts.<br>As long as the part gets no hotter than 300-400 degrees there should be no problem.<br>The only problem that could occur is the <B>clear coat</B>, so they should check on their materials<br>All the parts you are painting do NOT get that hot<br>I paint ENGINE BLOCKS (street rods) with regular paint with no problems
 

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Re: For those of you who have painted your engine components??????? (MASH)

Sorry, but the page isn't linkable.<p>Click linke-->Technical Infos-->Technical data<p>at the bottom of that page you will see the info.<p>KVB
 

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Re: For those of you who have painted your engine components??????? (JRL)

I am with JRL ... I have had several underhood plastic parts painted various colors on quite a few vehicles. Although I always sand all my parts smooth first for my body shop. Certain types of plastic will "porcupine" or develop that "hair" sometimes when shot. If that occurs, I just wet sand smooth while leaving as much pigment on the part as possible, and resubmit. It is not the paint shops fault, but rather the type of material the part is made from.<p>As for paint, If your body shop can paint plastic parts, they should use the same material. Plastic tends to shrink and expand under heat and cold quite a bit, although those rates are material dependent, the paint will need to go along for the ride without cracking.<p>I have never had a bad clearcoat experience as JRL describes, but it makes sense that it would have a lower burn rate than pigment, so take his advice.
 

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Re: For those of you who have painted your engine components??????? (Quick Brick)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Quick Brick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I have never had a bad clearcoat experience as JRL describes, .</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I never had one either, I took precautions for the POSSIBILITY of it happening
 

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Re: For those of you who have painted your engine components??????? (JRL)

So from what I have gathered from you guys, I can use normal factory color paint and then use "temperature sensitive" clear..? Right?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MASH</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> So from what I have gathered from you guys, I can use normal factory color paint and then use "temperature sensitive" clear..? Right?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Making it simple, yes <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> You don't <B>have to</B> clear, you know and THAT'S what possibly could peel.<br>Not that it will and I doubt it would, but if you're going to drive it 100K miles than you can go that route and be 100% safe. it's just a<B> bit </B>harder to keep clean and keeping that shine with the (hot) underhood temps and the dirt and the grime etc.
 

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Re: For those of you who have painted your engine components??????? (MASH)

I painted the plastic plug cover of my R engine using a base paint suitable for plastic and a blue metallic car paint for the color. Both were off the shelf spray cans. Cover has been on the engine for at least 35K miles without problems. I didn't use clear coat. "Glass blasted" the cover before paint.<p>
 

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Re: For those of you who have painted your engine components??????? (Johann)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Johann</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I painted the plastic plug cover of my R engine using a base paint suitable for plastic and a blue metallic car paint for the color. Both were off the shelf spray cans. Cover has been on the engine for at least 35K miles without problems. I didn't use clear coat.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><B>Pictures????????</B>
 

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Re: For those of you who have painted your engine components??????? (Our R)

Yeah, what he said! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Some older pics,<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.swededemon.com/images/V70R/stage2/DSC04391.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://www.swededemon.com/images/V70R/stage2/t35engine.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://www.swededemon.com/images/V70R/intake.jpg" BORDER="0">
 
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