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Old 01-09-2011, 04:08 PM
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Getting ready to paint my engine cover. Any tips or suggestions on colors? MY truck is black so I was thinking maybe painting it red and gloss black. Going to jump in the shower now, hope to see some suggestions when I return!!
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Well I did mine in Red with black letters. Here's my Thread. http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=61169

I used a primer first, two or three coats and finally some clear coat. Seems to be holding up okay. Good luck.
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Well I did mine in Red with black letters. Here's my Thread. http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=61169

I used a primer first, two or three coats and finally some clear coat. Seems to be holding up okay. Good luck.
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What type of paint did you use? High temp or just regular ol' spray paint?
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I like red and black on a black truck but black and silver isn't bad, either, kinda helps tie in with the chrome trim.

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I am about to do this as well. I got a spray can of dupli-color so can match the factory paint. The place I got it from said that I could use primer but not necessary and that regular paint is fine for this application. I'm planning three coats then clear, but I haven't tried it yet. I could've gotten bad information...
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Almost forgot. I'd do black and silver to tie in the chrome or black and yellow to match the engine bay
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Painted mine the mineral gray (factory color) Just take your time on it, I took about 30 min. to tape mine just how I wanted it, Still debating on whether to paint the hemi and 5.7 to match the sides but here is mine,



While I was at it, I painted my grill to radiator gap cover and also the fuse box cover.

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Regular auto paint is just fine to use. You can use primer if you want, but I'd recommend using an adhesion promoter. The big thing is to degrease it properly; I sand with 800 grit to roughen up the surface, use full strength simple green, rinse, then 2 coats of promoter, 2-3 coats paint to get full color, then 3 coats of clear.
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What type of paint did you use? High temp or just regular ol' spray paint?
I used Dupli-Color red engine enamel and Dupli-Color Metallic Black. There is a pict of the paint I used in the link provided above, see post #26.
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Alright guys here's what I got so far....
-1 can Rustoleum PLASTIC PRIMER
-1 can Dupli-color FLAME RED paint (gonna need 1 more can for the air box cover)
-1 can Dupli-color METALLIC BLACK (couldn't find brilliant black in a spray bomb)
-1 can Dupli-color CLEAR COAT

Started off by cleaning the whole engine cover with alcohol. Then, I laid down 2 coats of the primer, followed by 3 coats of Flame Red.
Gonna have to wait until tomorrow for the red to dry. Here's some pics of progress so far......
Oh, BTW I'm going with red on the sides and letters, and black in the middle. Then the airbox is going to be black with the red stripes and red ram's head.
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