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Old 05-15-2002, 02:07 AM   #1
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painted engine cover!

Hey guys and girls,

What do you think?
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Old 05-15-2002, 02:08 AM   #2
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Pretty good. how did u do it?
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Old 05-15-2002, 02:11 AM   #3
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very easy. remove 4 srews holding it and painted with high temp paint.

one more pic
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Old 05-15-2002, 02:12 AM   #4
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You gonna chrome the strips.
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Old 05-15-2002, 02:14 AM   #5
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Not bad, but make those strips in silver. And looks like you have DDE on your car.
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Old 05-15-2002, 02:15 AM   #6
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You gonna chrome the strips.
you mean the strips on top of the red cover rite? or what?
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Old 05-15-2002, 02:17 AM   #7
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Not bad, but make those strips in silver. And looks like you have DDE on your car.
Yeah, I have not the DDE from Jim. This DDE from E39 and modify to fit on my e46..... very bright.
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Old 05-15-2002, 02:18 AM   #8
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you mean the strips on top of the red cover rite? or what?
Yup
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Old 05-15-2002, 02:21 AM   #9
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I know, It's very hard to strip with sliver because it did look straight line. that why I want to leave with red only. Anybody got any good idea how to stips a sliver line very straight and even.
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Old 05-15-2002, 02:49 AM   #10
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it will look alot better with the stripes and bmw in silver...
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Old 05-15-2002, 03:03 AM   #11
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is that ur engine bay? very nice. how did u manage to do the silver stripes so perfectly?
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Old 05-15-2002, 03:04 AM   #12
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hahah.. I am about to ask that.
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Old 05-15-2002, 03:06 AM   #13
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Yeah paint those stripes Will look way better, look at my Middle pic...
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Old 05-15-2002, 03:13 AM   #14
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Yeah paint those stripes Will look way better, look at my Middle pic...
But how do you get the strip line up to perfectly painted. you got to show me bro
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Old 05-15-2002, 09:56 AM   #15
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Well know its Harder for you since you didn't Mask off the Stripes. But what most people do is MASK the OEM Silver Stripes then paint, so when you pull the masking tape off Your stripes are still the OEM Silver ones. Now you are going to have to MASK the WHOLE Valve Cover then paint just the stripes.. good Luck maybe someone else know a better way.
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Well know its Harder for you since you didn't Mask off the Stripes. But what most people do is MASK the OEM Silver Stripes then paint, so when you pull the masking tape off Your stripes are still the OEM Silver ones. Now you are going to have to MASK the WHOLE Valve Cover then paint just the stripes.. good Luck maybe someone else know a better way.
thats exactly what I was thinking, I did the same thing Jake did.
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Old 05-15-2002, 04:11 PM   #18
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Perhaps this may be easier (though it would require 2 coats of paint):

1. Paint entire thing in silver.

2. Mask the strips

3. Paint entire thing in desired color

4. Peel off tape masks

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