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Old 03-16-2008, 11:54 AM   #21
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I used a basic silver plasti-kote engine enamel.

That car is long gone, and I think J Wikoff now owns that cover.
oh..well the way I see it is its still your design/idea
Flattery works. Copy him. Or anyone else'*:

SLE cover in progress (how to):
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=91546

And the SSEi and SLE covers finiished (I've redone the SSEi cover 3 times in the last 4 or 5 years):
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My painted cover.
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As I said, the prep is real important. The small right side piece I had to do 3 times. I scrubbed it down in the sink with Ajax dish liquid, Wal-Mart'* Superclean degreaser and then paint thinner, let dry and then thin even coats all around, though I tend to do it too thick at first. Patience is the key. I painted my wheels and they're holding up ok.
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I used a basic silver plasti-kote engine enamel.

That car is long gone, and I think J Wikoff now owns that cover.
oh..well the way I see it is its still your design/idea
Flattery works. Copy him. Or anyone else'*:

SLE cover in progress (how to):
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=91546

And the SSEi and SLE covers finiished (I've redone the SSEi cover 3 times in the last 4 or 5 years):
They both look really good man, I especially like the second pic altho I dont think that would look very good with red valve covers and a red strut bar.

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As I said, the prep is real important. The small right side piece I had to do 3 times. I scrubbed it down in the sink with Ajax dish liquid, Wal-Mart'* Superclean degreaser and then paint thinner, let dry and then thin even coats all around, though I tend to do it too thick at first. Patience is the key. I painted my wheels and they're holding up ok.
Looks cool, never been much for gold tho but it really isnt that bad. I'll have to use your technique when painting mine. Mixed in, of course, with willwren'* post on putting mesh on the cover.

This is going to be a tough decision on the colors
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Thanks for the compliment. I thought the gold would accent it nicely since the hood emblem was gold. If you look closer, the lettering paint wasn't all that great, the gold I used kinda mixed a bit with the black and it'* not that smooth. Maybe if I had gold crosslaces it would of been more of a color theme but I like GP 5 spoke wheels I have. Perhaps black and red lettering like a S2 supercharger cover?
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Thanks for the compliment. I thought the gold would accent it nicely since the hood emblem was gold. If you look closer, the lettering paint wasn't all that great, the gold I used kinda mixed a bit with the black and it'* not that smooth. Maybe if I had gold crosslaces it would of been more of a color theme but I like GP 5 spoke wheels I have. Perhaps black and red lettering like a S2 supercharger cover?
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That works. Looks pretty good too. I think it would look good in your car, maybe some red plug wires too?
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That works. Looks pretty good too. I think it would look good in your car, maybe some red plug wires too?
Oh you ment as an idea for me? I didnt think that looked all that good to be honest, MAYBE if it had wire mesh too but idk.

Hmm, red wire with black SC cover and red lettering.
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I think the red letter/black cover, black/red theme would look nice, but that'* just me. Maybe if you're abitious, have some red mesh Dremeled in. I'm curious how they are fastened in cause there'* quite a bit of flex in the covers. Got a pic of the underside Bill?
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