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    hi again lads

    not going to lie, tried to paint my engine bay covers today and well made a pigs ear of it, i know no1 can see it but its bugging me alot

    i thought i had done everything right, sanded down, used plastic primer them when applying paint (gloss black) it just pool and looked crap!, tried to save it but just made it worse

    is there any better way to do this, or does anyoen know of covers available? or vinyl wrapping?

    or shall i just send to a sprayers?

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    Might as well vinyl wrap it now, it'll cover up your errors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    Might as well vinyl wrap it now, it'll cover up your errors.
    is it easy to do? and would it stand engine heat?

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    i carbon wrapped mine took ages and very frustrating but still unsure on them had to take one cover off due to the heat as it started to peel off the vinyl havent got any pics on but ill find some of them wrapped

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    here u go fella




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    Looks spot on that dan!

    I think I'll get some gloss black

    Did you need to use a heat gun or anything like tht?

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    a hair dryer give it a go mate if u dont like just take it off lol

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    Thier was probably some trim drsssing / oil on it that caused the problem, if you wipe it down with meths you should eb ok to paint it ;-)

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