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Old 04-29-2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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Well, now i know the paint code and where to get it...so i'll go get some today maybe....i probaly wont repaint the bumper anytime untill school gets out, but what i can do is repaint my windsheild wiper blades cuz the paint has feded off of both, one more than the other....and i figured i'll paint the Licence plate frame...and then i thought under the hood....what could i paint white....so im thinking about painting at least the monte carlo brace but i dont want to go too far so in your opinion....how far do i go/what do i paint under the hood?

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its called the strut tower brace.. or bonneville brace... not monte carlo

i think it would look tastefully done in white
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oic, monte carlo bar is what dad called it on his car so i figured its the same

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i just went with a black metallic flake on alot of my accessiores....i personally thought that the white didnt looked too out of place in the engine bay
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im going to paint some things white, if i end up not liking it then i'll just paint it black again

well i didn't get the paint yesterday, nor did i do anything with the car, i had planned to wash it and a few other random things, but I ended up mowing the lawn, going to the dump, an helping dad rebuilding the 289, i ended up puting the valves back together and striping the water pump and repainting it, so it wasn't a non-productive day....today i'll watch the race, and probaly help a little more with the Cougar...

and then i'll have to study for my AP French Exam tommorrow
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im thinking of doing something too to mine.. i think im going to paint the strut brase too, and maybe a few other things...
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That strut brace just screams "do what you will to me". That'* the first thing at looked at in regards to dressing up the engine bay. Haven't decided what to do yet. I thought about going with a color shifhting paint, not sure if it would be too ricey. Maybe red or would love to go chrome or gold.
I think white would be cool in yours.
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Old pic, but you get the point. Pic your color theme.
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Consider things like wire looom, color matched tie wraps, color matched electrical tape, et cetera. I'm in the process of relooming my entire engine bay right now to match the theme I chose. It'* not all that expensive to get the various sized loom you need. Same goes for the other stuff.
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thanks guys....not i just need to find the paint....and the time....i got SATs and my Confirmation this weekend

I should be able to pick up the paint tommorrow....there is a cruise in at a MacDonalds around here every friday...on the same road just happens to be Napa, Advance Auto, Pep Boys, and the Pontiac, Olds, and Buick Dealership
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