dressing up an engine

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dressing up an engine

Postby themadness » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:39 pm

what a few basic things that might improve the look of an engine. i see some of you guys have painted a few things, chrome here and there, etc.

of course cleaning is the first thing



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Re: dressing up an engine

Postby Styluss » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:26 pm

Cleaning is everything. Buy your self a hardcore degreaser and go to town. A clean engine (and car) is a happy engine (and car). Hiding wires, re-looming wires, painting, polishing... there are a ton of things you can do but it will really boil down to what you want the final look to be. I myself am going all black this year. I have some very nice, clean pics of my engine I would be happy to post once I get home. you can always check out the Intake for sale thread in the "Intakes" section for three great engine bay shots too.


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Re: dressing up an engine

Postby scd88ga » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:26 pm

Everything that Syluss said basically! Most of all, if you have patience anything is possible!

Here is some before and after shots of my engine bay! :D :Yahoo!:
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Re: dressing up an engine

Postby KFLO 93 GT » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:29 pm

Clean everything, paint everything metal that won't clean up, and don't get all goofy with your color selection.

I like Simple Green, and a brass bristle brush for tough messes.

Simple is effective:
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About 1 day of work. I really like black rustoleum, brushable not spray paint, for refinishing black parts that have gone to crap.

Last thing: WAX your strut towers, and don't scratch them up when you're working on the car! 8)


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Re: dressing up an engine

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:44 am

Don't be afraid to spend some time. And when you're painting stuff...plan it out to either highlight or hide your components. Some people just go crazy with the spray can and it looks like a Rubik's cube.

And remember...anything can be made to look good with a little work. This was my last engine bay project!
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Re: dressing up an engine

Postby themadness » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:55 am

dam then engines look good!



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Re: dressing up an engine

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:03 am

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I took the route of just replace everything... LOL

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Re: dressing up an engine

Postby DUBS28 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:32 pm

Thanks for reminding me, I need to get in the garage and continue to scrub on mine some more. Contemplating a swap so I'm not sure how much more I want to put into my current set up. This was from last show season. I opted to powder coat a few parts.

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Re: dressing up an engine

Postby 96B-Mike » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:08 pm

file:///C:/Users/Public/Pictures/Beretta/IMAG0455-1.jpg

sorry got lazy :roll: ....just c/p it if you wanna see it


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Re: dressing up an engine

Postby heavywoody » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:50 pm

Can't copy and paste a file that is on your hard drive...


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Re: dressing up an engine

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:50 am

It's on my hard what?


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Re: dressing up an engine

Postby Baims_91Base » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:21 pm

Less is more, subtle is good.

I like to polish things! :crazy:

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