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    z20let engine bay input required

    Be prepared to be confuddled!

    Right i have two rocker covers and two spark plug covers and one cambelt cover. The two rocker covers will be bare and will be painted. The spark plugs are painted, one is the tastey vxl black with the silver flick and the other is is a nice dark gunmetal grey. the cambelt cover is the same gunmetal colour.

    trouble is..... what colour do i paint the rocker cover? do i use the black sparl plug cover and repaint the cambelt cover?

    i was going to go for a black and stainless/chrome engine bay but not too sure now! red takes my fancy, anything but blue as it would clash with the car and seats imo

    pics to give you ideas



    oh the black on the rocker cover is where im removing the gunmetal paint is it was cracked.

    btw what paint is ok to use on the rocker covers?
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

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    Would have thought you would have to use some sort of Heat resistant paint but not 100% sure

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    Station did mine in normal car paint (This car and my last 2 XE engines)

    Doesnt need to be heat proof as it doesnt get hot enough to affect it.

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    hmmm wonder what primer they used though or ill be doing it
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

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    What about a Flatley/Vauxy PINK !

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    Blue to tie in with the seats an get blue pipes mate

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    Just normal primer Norm.

    Its no different than painting a pannel but make sure its VERY clean and free from oil etc as thats what causes the problem

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    yeh loads of lil bits for dirt to hide! ive nitromors most of it so ill give painting your old one tmo or later me thinks
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

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    used halfords primer, a mixed rattle can to the cars colour, then laquer - not one problem, paint is solid.

    now the shocking bit: 6pm-7pm= primer, 730pm - 830pm - blue paint, 9.00pm - 10.00 = laquer...............................then i whipped up the central heating to its max in one small room, let it dry overnight then at 630 am left it outside for 4 hours and then fitted it - it was rushed but i had the cambelt done so i wanted to fit it while some of the engine was apart - paint is still fine to this day

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