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Old 02-04-2008, 12:50 AM   #1
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Default Any suggestions for painting plastic parts?

My sight shield under the hood has seen better days and I thought that a coat of paint might spruce it up a bit. Any suggestions so that it doesnt come out looking like a kindergartener did the job?? Any suggestions on paint to handle the engine heat?
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Sight shield? Are you referring to the cowl cover (where the wipers go when they sleep)?

If so, that can be brought back from the dead w/o paint.
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No i mean the giant grey thing that says 3800 on it that covers the intake and spark plug wires..
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Ah...THAT thing.

Personally, I would look for a cover that fits the 2k models on up. It will fit the older years just fine I would think, and doesn't trap in as much heat as that monstrosity.
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you could always take it off as well...
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If you are talking about the engine cover like this? (of course, mine is a 2000)

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....then yes, you can paint it with Krytox Fushion paint (made for plastics). Wash it thoroughly in a degreaser like Simple Green first. Here'* mine after... I chose a "hammered metallic" look.



I painted the lettering by hand...

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that looks nice ive thought about doing this for a while so u say the 2k+ will fit the 92-95'* as well?
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No. They should only fit the 95-99 L36, in addition to their own 2k-up.
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Thats what I wanted to do..thanks for the info

SandRock--i was just in the space coast this weekend. Ended up turning in the "Man Card" and took the old Bonne to Quality Pontiac so they could track down why its running like "*"

SIGH this is gonna cost me...
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well then it will fit mine
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