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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:59 am 
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Hey i have searched for info on this but failed to discover an answer, prolly in there sumwer but i cudnt see it.

whats the best way to go about painting my airbox in my EF, and what kinda paint would i use?

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:54 am 
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i used VHT Vinyl dye on the drivers airbag because its what is recomended on this forum because it seeps into the plastic rather than just put a layer of paint on the item which can flake and peel off. I presume that the VHT vinyl dye can be used on the airbox as it is plastic. Its about $15 a can from Autobarn.

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dont use vinyl dye on plastic
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it will not absorb vinyl is porus, the airbox lid is not!!!

you will need to first use a specific plastic primer on the airbox
then you can paint over the primer in what colour you wish, a decent plastic primer can be found in a rattle can

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:20 am 
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i just wiped the airbox down with wax & grease remover

Then sprayed with $2 super cheap primer, sprayed a few layers of $2 matt black, then finished with $15 high quality clear gloss.
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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:47 pm 
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I cleaned mine up with some degreaser + turps, gave it a very light sanding and then sprayed it with blue high temp spraypaint and it seems to have done the trick..

i would recommend though, using a proper grease and oil remover, primer and then paint though....im just a lazy tightass.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:58 pm 
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Disco Frank wrote:
dont use vinyl dye on plastic
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it will not absorb vinyl is porus, the airbox lid is not!!!

you will need to first use a specific plastic primer on the airbox
then you can paint over the primer in what colour you wish, a decent plastic primer can be found in a rattle can


well there you go. i would have assumed it would work on the air box but there you go.
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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:06 pm 
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ok cool, thanks for that, while try n head down to supercheap n get the goods. ill post sum pics up n let u kno how it goes..
also i have another querie..

u kno the material stuff on the inside of the door?
how do i get that off? and can i dye it? if cudnt do that i was thinking of re trimming it in a dark blue?
what you think?

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:33 pm 
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i just wiped my over sanded it with 1200 grit and whiped over with a non fiberous cloth and straight red paint... (2.95 stuff from superchit)

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:52 pm 
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howd it turn out?

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:54 pm 
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mate if you want it paint work to last' was it wax and grease remover first .than get some plastic primer.than put on colour then a nice coat of clear .you should use a plastic primer om plastic or it will not stick as well
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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:55 pm 
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Alex90 wrote:
howd it turn out?


pretty good but if i was to do it again i would of plastic primed it and then painted it red and then cleared it

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:58 pm 
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aiight, i guess thats the best way.
so anybody kno how to get the inside door trim off?

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:12 pm 
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well i ended up gettin down to super cheap, and forgot to get wax and grease remover, so i just used turps lol seemd to work ok. eres some pics, tell me what you think...

 

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:13 pm 
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am also going to do the rest of it, not sure bout the intake, cos i got all my gas hooked up to that too so might b a bit tricky for me atm, but i guess u gotta learn.. and im guna do the belt cover... what you think so far?

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:48 pm 
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that looks really nice mate!

 

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