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painting engine covers....

jamex101

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hey all, ive read several posts on how to paint etc (clean it lots and stuff) but i was wondering if anyone had any good ideas on how to do the lettering and the deep strips different colours? i tried to use vaseline as someone suggested but it turned out pretty crap to be honest and i'm gonna respray it in a little while.
any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated!
 

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Could try masking tape and a stanley knife?

I think you would be better off spraying it all 1 colour then sanding back the risen parts and painting them with engine enamel by hand though.
 

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yeah but the injection lettering and the "lines" are actually set in the cover, not raised like the V6 3800
 

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After cleaning the covers on my 5.0L, I painted the sunken bits like "5000 Injection" in high temp red paint, then sanded back everything else to leave a polished silver cover with red recessed letters. Looks awesome.
 

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I handpainted the "SEQUENTIAL INJECTION" lettering and the V6 3800, all you need is a staedy hand and a lot of patience! The concave stripes are another story though, I did these by using masking tape along the top. Bad idea, I'm going to re-do the whole lot and forget the stripes. Check out my profile pics for the original lettering job done a couple of years ago. Looks nice.
 
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