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Old 07-15-2009, 12:22 PM   #141
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:26 PM   #142
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Damn guys, i wish i would have checked out this thread because half-assidly painting mine while doing a timing belt. Took me about 2 hours ... i didnt even sand it good.



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That wrinkle black is growing on me, looks like i will be doing that next time .
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Next time, clean the rest of EVERYTHING while you're under the hood. ****.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:54 PM   #144
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LOL, no joking. That thing needs a good wash with some degreaser, some Simple Green, then use some good rubber and plastic cleaner, or some power steering fluid on the hoses and plastic bits. Wouldn't take but a few hours and a box of shop towels or some old rags. I surely seen worse though. Mine was much worse when I bought it. Any red paint looked gray, and all of the hoses and plastics looked about the same. A day or two of gradual cleaning and it looked MUCH better.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:01 AM   #145
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I still wish I had painted my entire motor white for some reason.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:20 AM   #146
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Would be nice, but I would worry myself to death looking at all of the small weeps of oil and stuff slowly coming around the seals/gaskets.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:19 AM   #147
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I still wish I had painted my entire motor white for some reason.
Expressly why I painted mine red instead of black... Still couldn't find ******* oil leaks!
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:08 AM   #148
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Expressly why I painted mine red instead of black... Still couldn't find ******* oil leaks!
I painted my block silver for this reason.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:20 AM   #149
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I wish I had used some aluminized paint on my block. I used black instead If I do have any leaks though, they are super small. I love not using ANY oil or coolant between changes. Every car I had owned in the past used at least a half quart, or leaked out that much between changes.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:02 AM   #150
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LOL, no joking. That thing needs a good wash with some degreaser, some Simple Green, then use some good rubber and plastic cleaner, or some power steering fluid on the hoses and plastic bits. Wouldn't take but a few hours and a box of shop towels or some old rags. I surely seen worse though. Mine was much worse when I bought it. Any red paint looked gray, and all of the hoses and plastics looked about the same. A day or two of gradual cleaning and it looked MUCH better.
Haha easy guys. I will start cleaning it once parts start going in ... no need to just yet .
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:47 PM   #151
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Started with this junk.



swapped engines and came to this junk...

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And this is what I figurd to do next.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:15 AM   #153
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Here is mine in its installed state:
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levnubhin, i REALLY dig ur bay. Keep it up!
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:23 AM   #154
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:41 AM   #155
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Does it still count if I did the polishing myself?

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Old 12-04-2009, 09:30 AM   #156
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here's some better shots:

I did this but with reversed colours. All VHT stuff and dead easy.

1.6 recessed letters seem to be troubling people with painting. Do NOT used tape, that is far too hard and time consuming. Go to a model shop (if you have one local) or get on the net for a model shop then look for masking paint. Its a rubbery paint which dries and you can then peel off. Its great stuff when using models so thought I'd try it for my VC and I used a whole bottle but it worked brillaint

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Use a toothpick or lollistick to poke out masking paint
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... it worked brillaint
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:47 AM   #158
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I'll play. Here's a recent pic from the dyno day of my valve cover. Protege valve cover with wrinkle paint on it.



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Old 12-04-2009, 09:50 AM   #159
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[threadjack]Seems you'd have enough room to build an airbox around your filter if you clocked the turbo and redid the hot pipe. [/threadjack]
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:50 AM   #160
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