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Old 09-27-2009, 10:23 PM
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Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.

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Hahaha, I didn't know it wasn't a common saying

Yeah I'm just meaning that I think don't go crazy with it, I've seen many underbonnets overdone, sometimes less is more, you know what I mean? It's like when you see a Hyundai with every part thats easily removed and painted done in an alternate colour, it's just tacky.
And definately don't mix colours
In summation, do it tastefully.
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:27 PM
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Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.

lol, I was (badly) trying to explain tastefully
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:29 PM
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Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.

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lol, I was (badly) trying to explain tastefully
No mate, you hit the nail on the head. Can't tell you how many times I've seen people go crazy randomly painting and covering things under the hood. Puke. Do a little here and there and make it look classy.
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:40 PM
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Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.

I want to only paint things that look like they might be aftermarket parts, like the upper sway bar looks money now, same with the brake calipers. I have seen rear differential covers painted so thats why I want to do that also but in red, plus its visible from the rear. Because my WK is black I think red is a great compliment color for the other things. Was thinking of maybe painting my rear shocks in the same flame red as the upper sway bar I just did. I would love to paint the engine covers or whatever you call them but to remove them looks like too much work.
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:53 PM
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Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.

Paint that K&N tube.....

I painted my strut bar a couple years ago and the hood insulation will stick to it...so be prepared the next time you open the hood. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

So to solve that...earlier this year I got the SRT strut bar and had it painted to match Inferno red....it looks mint cause its thicker...but shorter than the stock WK strut bar.
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Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.

that paint came out great timmy!!!!
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:04 PM
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Paint that K&N tube.....

I painted my strut bar a couple years ago and the hood insulation will stick to it...so be prepared the next time you open the hood. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

So to solve that...earlier this year I got the SRT strut bar and had it painted to match Inferno red....it looks mint cause its thicker...but shorter than the stock WK strut bar.

Thanks for that info. I still have the stock hood liner off since im still in the process of soundproofing the hood. But now you just gave me an idea to install something over the stock liner like plastic or something durable to keep it from getting "stuck" in the paint. I could actually even cut away the stock liner where it might contact the bar too. I have 1/8" EPDM rubber im going to layer on the underside of the hood with up to 3/4". So if I cut away the liner just where the bar is im sure i will be fine.
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:09 PM
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Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.

I am going to do the CAI tube friday night then in the same flame red color. Should i mask over the "K&N" logo with painters tape so it shows after or just paint the whole thing you think?
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that paint came out great timmy!!!!

Well ill be honest, the whole thing to paint on a scale of 1 to 10 was a 2, hardest thing was taking it off then installing it back the next day so the new paint wouldnt get scratched, but that clamp made me scratch it anyways. Before i installed it I wrapped it in a cloth to keep from getting scratched.

I def think I can do the side mirrors now with having a little experience with painting. I still have my stillens to do over because they dont look right in black metallic paint when my paint is the brilliant black crystal pearl, but they dont carry that color locally.
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Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.

I painted the whole thing....you could always use one of the K&N stickers that came with the system if you want to
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I think I threw those stickers out, or gave them away to someone. I really dont even care if it says K&N.
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Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.

I just test painted a piece of abs plastic I had laying around that has an uneven surface similar to my CAI tube and it came out bad, not smooth and doesnt look that good with a gloss on it. I think i'll have to really sand the tube surface down well to a smooth surface to receive a gloss color and look good.
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