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Old 04-20-2006, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default Need green 96SE grill + Question on removing engine paint?

Did some custom work on my grille a few years back and trying to return the car to as close to factory appearance as possible. I need a new grille since the old one was modified. Where is the cheapest place to get this or does anyone have a spare one lying around?

Also, whoever had my car before me used some sort of metallic spraypaint to coat the engine and make it appear chrome? Is there a safe, non abrasive way to remove this paint? I don't want to do any harm to the engine.

Here are a few pictures of my car, can someone tell me what color my car "technically is" so that I can specify the exact color I need for my grille?

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wow that a pretty crazy grill job ya got there..

your color looks to be majestic teal... PM billboost37 to see if he can get you a grill

as far as paint on the engine, is it on the block or accessories?
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It'* on both, it'* pretty much on everything it looks like, the plastic tanks, the starter, the frame, the engine cover is a red color as well...
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Can you snap a pic of the motor ...
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Also, whoever had my car before me used some sort of metallic spraypaint to coat the engine and make it appear chrome? Is there a safe, non abrasive way to remove this paint? I don't want to do any harm to the engine.
I couldn't help thinking this sounded familiar, and I thought perhaps the previous owner who painted the engine was a member here.......so I did a little search.....

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=19287

Although the link is dead, I clearly remember what it looked like.
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Hey..it looks like you chromed your own engine a couple years back. There are probably things out there that would strip it..but the effects on other components etc would probably be bad.
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You need to remember what you painted it with, and start from there. How to remove it depends on what kind of paint it is, and what surface it'* on.
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Also, whoever had my car before me used some sort of metallic spraypaint to coat the engine and make it appear chrome? Is there a safe, non abrasive way to remove this paint? I don't want to do any harm to the engine.
I couldn't help thinking this sounded familiar, and I thought perhaps the previous owner who painted the engine was a member here.......so I did a little search.....

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=19287

Although the link is dead, I clearly remember what it looked like.
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Also, whoever had my car before me used some sort of metallic spraypaint to coat the engine and make it appear chrome? Is there a safe, non abrasive way to remove this paint? I don't want to do any harm to the engine.
I couldn't help thinking this sounded familiar, and I thought perhaps the previous owner who painted the engine was a member here.......so I did a little search.....

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=19287

Although the link is dead, I clearly remember what it looked like.
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ON topic, buckwheat. Who else would know what TYPE of paint the engine was painted with (in order to decide how to remove it) than the person who painted it in the first place?



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Ok Ok.. So I did it a few years ago when I was naive Damn you will and your frickin search engine! I blame everyone but myself, thank you.

I can look into the spraypaint, It was a metallic shade I purchased from Meijer I read about. Underneath the engine cover isn't chromed by the way. I'll borrow my girlfriend'* camera and take a few pics of the weathered paint tonight.
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