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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:29 pm 
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did a bit of painting/cleaning/polishing in my bay today, what i did was:

re-polished rocker cover/coolant cap/fuel rail

painted the following in gloss black - coolant tank, belt cover, airbox, intake pipework, airbox lid.

all the black plastic stuff was faded, hence the painting. anyhow heres a b4/after pic

<a href="http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=3702010" target="_blank"><img src="http://img1.putfile.com/thumb/10/28704274699.jpg" alt="Click to enlarge"></a>

AFTER

<a href="http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=3701139" target="_blank"><img src="http://img1.putfile.com/thumb/10/28703525155.jpg" alt="Click to enlarge"></a>

what ya's think??

i need to replace my booster so when i get a newy ill paint that also, and im going to paint the washer bottle too.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:30 pm 
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Very nice. Was that a lot of work or not much, how long did it take?

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:38 pm 
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not much work at all really, just pulled all the stuff out that i wanted to paint, gave it a really quick rub with some fine sand paper, primed it, put 3 coats of black gloss over it, then a cote of clear. gave the rocker cover a quick polish and just cleaned the dust off the shock toweres etc.

also added some flex corrigated conduit over some wiring.

oh btw all the paint was just spray can stuff from k-mart!

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:54 pm 
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I've always wondered about the issue of painting the overflow tank. Doesn't that just make pinpointing the coolant level... difficult?

Otherwise, I like. I'd like to do my rocker cover one day, but I fear I might stuff it up.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:57 pm 
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Till_Lind wrote:
I've always wondered about the issue of painting the overflow tank. Doesn't that just make pinpointing the coolant level... difficult?

Otherwise, I like. I'd like to do my rocker cover one day, but I fear I might stuff it up.


buy a spare rocker cover and work on it, that way if you stuff it up you cant just start again!

oh and when your coolant tank is dirty, you cant see the level anyhow ;) so i painted it.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:11 pm 
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Nice, very smick

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:25 pm 
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with the coolant tank, you could always get a thin piece of tape and run it down one side, then spray over... remove the tape and WALAH... a clear bar so you can see where the coolant is sitting ;)

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:30 pm 
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You can buy new coolant resovoirs from Ford for like $25 I think. Then put a strip of tape on him and paint it, and when you peel the tape back you have a small looking hole for seeing the level!

(P.S. I'm n00b to cars, so that may occur to you as stupid, if so, notify me politely :P)
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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:41 pm 
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meh, i just open the cap, if its not 100% full, ill fill it back up. one of the only things my car doesnt leak is coolant :)

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:57 pm 
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looks nice dude.. smick job

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:12 pm 
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lagmaster wrote:
You can buy new coolant resovoirs from Ford for like $25 I think. Then put a strip of tape on him and paint it, and when you peel the tape back you have a small looking hole for seeing the level!

(P.S. I'm n00b to cars, so that may occur to you as stupid, if so, notify me politely :P)


Geez where are you buying coolant bottles from? they are closer to $100 depending on model.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:17 pm 
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Leroy wrote:
lagmaster wrote:
You can buy new coolant resovoirs from Ford for like $25 I think. Then put a strip of tape on him and paint it, and when you peel the tape back you have a small looking hole for seeing the level!

(P.S. I'm n00b to cars, so that may occur to you as stupid, if so, notify me politely :P)


Geez where are you buying coolant bottles from? they are closer to $100 depending on model.


Thinking back it was a guy on FF who's mate cut him a very large discount, so what I said is entirely inaccurate. :oops:

Thanks for the heads-up!
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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:23 pm 
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good job...

now come and do mine.......

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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:42 pm 
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low ghia wrote:
good job...

now come and do mine.......

pwease


hahe, perths a bit far for me, and as i said to kraddy the other day, im usually up for helpin anyone with anything as far as cars go, but i am never, NEVER helpin anyone polish anything, nor am I polishing anything for myself again!.

By far the most boring, tedius and time consuming thing I have ever done!

Next thing i want shiney is going to the electroplaters and being dipped!

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:56 pm 
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looking really good.

so good it makes the oil filler cap look crap coz its all dirty/faded. should give that a paint too

 

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