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Old 08-21-2005, 11:25 PM   #1
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im not sure if this belongs here but i wanna paint my engine cover the same color as my car. do u guys think they sell that color in spray form? but what do i have to do to prepare the engine cover to paint? i was thinking to sand it down so the paint will hold. what grit do i use? and what do i use to cleane it before i paint it? and do i need primer? and what kinda paint? ive seen that new paint made for plastic.
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Degrease it well, and scrub it with 000 or finer steel wool. Not enough to do any more than dull the finish. Degrease again. Can't stress this enough.

Buy SEM 39863 Plastic Adhesion Promoter. Follow the directions on the can, then paint to match.
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what are some degressers? hopefully something i can find at work,.

what u mean 000? is that the grit?
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000 is the grit, Simple Green would be fine.
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do u think they make spray paint in the same color as my car?
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The dealer has a 7oz can for about 12 bucks in your color. Just about right to do it. You'll want a clearcoat afterwards.

Your paint code is on your RPO label.
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i cant find which rpo is me paint code

id post my rpo codes but cardomain wont host big pics anymore.
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From a reply to an earlier post about mine from Custom88:

It is 28/WA352E. and the color of your car is navy blue metalic.

Any conformation????
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