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Anyone painted engine covers before? Mirror polishing inlet manifold ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3 JOHN, Dec 30, 2011.

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    Thinking of painting my engine covers the same colour as my car Ming blue . Anyone done this ? If so how do you prep and what primer is best to use ?
    Also want to polish my inlet manifold .Is it a big job to remove ? I have all the polishing gear .
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    Wouldn't bother polishing the inlet, it's a right pain in the cock to keep it clean and not looking rubbish. Do a search, I made a topic on how to remove and paint the inlet manifold a few months back.
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    cant seem to find your topic?
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    It was called "how to clean the TB and paint inlet" or something like that.
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    On a previous car I painted the engine cover, used high heat spray paint.It worked fine and didnt perish
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    niceone for that much appreciated
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