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Im thinking of spraying my engine cover to red to dress up the engine bay a little. Im ideally looking for a non glossy look. Any tips or advise for someone who has never spray painting anything before?

im assuming i need something that can handle the heat and a primer of some sort
 

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Best spray i find is VHT or Hycote which is around £8 on eBay ;) Just make sure it's got a good prep, cleaned and dry before starting then nice thin coats with side to side movements. Job done!
 

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would i still need a primer?
 

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I'm planning on doing mine as well - plus as many other plastic bits \ metal bits as possible - rad cap, washer bottle cap, fusebox top, ecu, battery top, etc. ...

I don't think the engine cover actually gets very hot at all - however, I still intend to apply a couple of coats of plastic primer, before the colour coats - ditto, metal primer for any metal parts ...

Many will say you don't need the primer, but it makes certain that you don't get early disbondment - and it's a tiny amount of extra work, for a large amount of peace of mind ...

Any 'high-heat' rated colour coat paint will do, and there's lots to choose from ...
 

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thanks for the information, I did think about doing other parts , i will start with the engine cover and go from there. More or less finished the outside and inside of the car so its the only part left to Mod with in reason:popcorn2:
 

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Thanks for the information, I did think about doing other parts, I will start with the engine cover and go from there. More or less finished the outside and inside of the car so it's the only part left to Mod within reason:popcorn2:
In this order :-
  • Degreasing with solvent
  • Light sanding all over
  • Wash with soap and water
  • Rinse thoroughly, let it dry
  • Two (thin) coats of Primer
  • (Thin) Colour Coats to taste
 

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6th picture down is my old 1.8,
Sand,
Degrease,
Prime,
Paint,
Seal
Not need for high temp paint as the plastic doesn't get hot.
 
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OR use Plasticote from B & Q, as it's for plastic.
They do a Primer and it can take 100 degrees C, not that it will ever get that hot.
6 - 8 thin mist coats are better than 2 heavy ones.;)
 

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If your not after high temp paint I agree with Jack the Lad and would go for plasti-kote I always use that for spraying alloys, plastics or anything not hot lol :) 1 pack of sandpaper, 1 plastic primer, 1 top cost and 1 laquer will set you back £30 Tops ;) Get yourself to B&Q and please don't buy Halfrauds watered down paint or you'll be cursing alot haha


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