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Well I had all the time in the world with the GF out of town. Started in the morning and finished... let's just say I did finish
. Always thought that blue was a bit boring and out of place on black sapphire/atacama. Did the covers, top mount, and the charge pipe. Let me know what you guys think.

EDIT: Went over the charge pipe and the manifold with a buffer. Yes winglets are primed black for now








Modified by xman03 at 5:45 AM 3-11-2009

Modified by xman03 at 5:47 AM 3-11-2009
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if i were you, i would go back in about a month and wet sand the red. not bad though. im partial to to the blue however
Looks pretty hottt!
Re: (juve021)

i cant see pic agen damit!!!!!!! hahahaha youlll just have to drive over tonight or the orther way around haha
Re: (VolvokidS60R)

I likes it. What kind of paint?

I may have to paint a polish or german flag or brewery emblem to compete with yours, eric.
Re: (juve021)

Lol, that will have to do Nick. The job is still not complete as I have to wetsand the red as pointed out. Also I can finally get my hands on a buffer today so the pipe will be quiet more shiny once I'm done.

- First off polishing the charge pipe is a HUGE pain in the rear. It is extremely rough and coated. I started out with 60 grit using orbital palm sander. Then 120 grit with the palm sander. Then hand sand using 220, 320, 400, 600, and 1000 grit. Dry sand 400 and then wet sand 400 and then wet sand from that point on. Finish up with a buffer using compound of your choice.

- The paint I used was Dupli-Color Engine enamel good for up to 500 degrees.

Modified by xman03 at 6:32 AM 3-9-2009

Modified by xman03 at 6:37 AM 3-9-2009
Re: (xman03)

I'm not a huge fan of red on anything but Ferraris, but I think it looks good. The pipe looks sick though, that's really eye catching. Did you just buff the crap out of it?
Re: (xman03)

Quote, originally posted by xman03 »


- First off polishing the charge pipe is a HUGE pain in the rear. It is extremely rough and coated. I started out with 60 grit using orbital palm sander. Then 120 grit with the palm sander. Then hand sand using 220, 320, 400, 600, and 1000 grit. Dry sand 400 and then wet sand 400 and then wet sand from that point on. Finish up with a buffer using compound of your choice.


Same thing with the pipe brackets I'm guessing. That must have been really rough.
Re: (BeerEngineer)

I need to take day time shots as everything has a glare but the brackets are actually painted flat black for some contrast.
Re: Pimped out the Engine Bay (xman03)

unique, original and cool. good job
Looks good man! Polishing is a pain! Began polishing my heatshield and its still got a ways to go. What paint did you use to paint the grayish engine cover?? Looks good!
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Re: Pimped out the Engine Bay (xman03)

good combo. it looks real nice. just enough color. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
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bump for new pics
Looks good man!!! Looks like im going to be doing my charge pipe and finishing up my heatshield this weekend. What paint did you use for the satin black engine cover?? I see your in Baltimore too. I live in Towson, we need to meet up sometime!
Re: (B.G.)

It was Low Gloss Black Engine Enamel by Dupli-Color.
Nice work with the polishing. Must have been a pain in the ass doing the intake manifold.
Good job man! Want to do mine? lol
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Re: (juve021)

Quote, originally posted by juve021 »
Good job man! Want to do mine? lol

Haha, trade the grill for my services
. It's a fairly easy process just takes a good 3-4 hours with a palm sander and a buffer. I can't even imagine sanding it down by hand
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