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    engine bay

    is there anyone on here who can give my engine bay abit of colour i wouldnt mind the rocker cover sprayed up if so how much would it cost??
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    why not have ago your self?? is not as hard as you might think

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    because every time i try to do the smallest job it goes wrong and looks like a compete bodge job mate
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    Adam...you can't really go wrong...

    Go on give it a try...if it fails you can get someone to do it...
    if yo manage it you'll have a huge grin over your face !

    Easy quick and dirty method....
    take the cover off....
    Sand the surface down (sponge sanding block from halfords)
    Mask of any areas you dont want sprayed..
    spray a couple of coats of primer...let it dry
    spray a couple or more top coats.
    spray lacquer if needed (ie on top of metallic)
    Trick is to do lots of thin coats..dont spray too much on at a time
    (this should prevent runs)

    Let it dry fully before you put it back on the car.

    ...and yes it's safe to drive around without the cover if you have to.

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    just as coo said i'm in the middle of doing it too.

    Would advise maybe taking it back off over the winter period, to save unnecessary damage with the gritt and stuff....

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    ok well you guys have done a good job convincing me to do it so i think ill give it a go anyone got any ideas for a good colour me cars flame red but i dont really want to match the bodywork
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