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    hey guys while changing to hid's last week got me thinking can i add anything shiny to the engine bay?? i know the battery cover and airbox are plastic but does anyone know if you can get metal or chrome replacements?? same story with the cam/engine cover??

    i also thought of polishing the silver metal on the downpipe behind radiator (understand which bit??) but it gets hot so would the polish all burn off and create:

    a: a really awful smell
    b: look like my engines on fire from the burning polish

    cheers for your help guys


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    Your better off painting any plastics. Colour code them, i have done this and so have alot of other members. Polish the cam cover but i wouldnt do any exhaust pipes. if you wanted to do them i would suggest to paint them with VHT paint

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    ok mate cheers, how do i paint plastic is it just a case of rub down with wet and dry and spray on the new stuff? will it stick ok without flaking?? sorry for the questions.

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectra_c_wannabe View Post
    ok mate cheers, how do i paint plastic is it just a case of rub down with wet and dry and spray on the new stuff? will it stick ok without flaking?? sorry for the questions.

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    Rub it down until its nearly smooth unless you want to little bumps, use a few layers of high build primer to finish off then smooth off. Spray 1 or 2 layers of grey primer, smooth off and this is the most important so make sure its really smooth. spray 2 or 3 layers with colour, smooth if it needs then 2 layers of clear. I used 3 layers of clear to add the extra bit as its the engine.

    EDIT: rub down primer and paint with 1200 grit wet/dry

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    your a diamond thnx for the help fella, btw where did you get your brake light from, looks great!!

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