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      11-04-2012, 06:25 AM   #1
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painting engine cover

Hey guys I'm interested in painting various plastic parts inside the engine bay including my engine cover. What I want to know is:
Can you paint the engine cover with normal car paint or you need heat resistant paint? because some claim you need heat resistant paint and some say that they have never had a problem after painting their engine covers with normal paint.
But the problem is that the N54 gets hotter in the engine bay than your normal average car.
What do you advice?
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I would get heat resistant to be safe
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i Used on my n52 Rust-Oleum plastic primer, VHT Hight temperature paint 500 F and Rust - Oleum Coat.
This kit works for me
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i Used on my n52 Rust-Oleum plastic primer, VHT Hight temperature paint 500 F and Rust - Oleum Coat.
This kit works for me
Thanks a lot guys, so Heat resistant paint it is.
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wow awesome bay, i have the exact same thing in mind, but id leave alone the bridge and paint the plastic intake above the radiator and delete the bmw logo.

edit: added a photoshoped picture
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wow awesome bay, i have the exact same thing in mind, but id leave alone the bridge and paint the plastic intake above the radiator and delete the bmw logo.

edit: added a photoshoped picture
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i Used on my n52 Rust-Oleum plastic primer, VHT Hight temperature paint 500 F and Rust - Oleum Coat.
This kit works for me
damn that pops. haha hmm kinda wanna do mine now haha
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damn that pops. haha hmm kinda wanna do mine now haha










They got the Evolution Racewerks n54 CF engine cover and painted it..


How about now, feeling like painting yours?
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Some of those painted options look good - but I sure wouldn't spend the $$ on a CF cover - only to completely paint it
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Some of those painted options look good - but I sure wouldn't spend the $$ on a CF cover - only to completely paint it
+1. There's a difference in the shape if you notice.. anyways yeah id rather spend 250$ on something else If You're gonna paint the cover.. anyways I decided on painting mines next week, will post pics, we'll see how it turns out, but I'm kinda lost, my car is Tiag, do i paint my cover in Tiag or red?
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2 coats of high heat then 2 gloss white. Sorry for the bad picture quality, hopefully the 2nd picture shows the color better.
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2 coats of high heat then 2 gloss white. Sorry for the bad picture quality, hopefully the 2nd picture shows the color better.
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