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    Whats the best way to go about colour coding the engine bay? ie what paint & method to use?

    Thanks

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    Mine is HERE along with a few details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caterman
    Mine is HERE along with a few details.
    Very nice mate where did you get the paint?

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    B&Q or Halfords m8

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    I used the local car factors mate.

    Did mine red with silver highlights (ooooooh eh missus).



    Red primer with Vx Flame Red on the whole thing. Then mask up and spray the chrome. Then lots and lots of laquer for the shine!

    Secret is to do thin layers evenly, slowly build up the paint and make sure ALL dirt is off the cover. Prep it with some proper cleaner. Then use your primer to get a nice thin even layer. Flash time of around 5 mins between layers. Then leave primer to dry for 30 mins (Check tin). Then do your paint.

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    Nice one guys, think I will have to have a go

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    I know its an old post but new to the forum and think this looks awesome!!! thanks for the hints/tips.
    Any suggestions for engine bay colours on a silver veccy gsi?

    cheers

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    BAN
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
    and still loving it

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    i have pm'd ed

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    He has been shown the door...................

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