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TimmyB 09-27-2009 09:50 PM

What I just did, painted upper sway bar.
 
So Advanced Auto Parts has 50% off there Dupli-Color spray paints so ive been stocking up looking for things to paint. I just painted my upper sway bar a nice flame red last night. Sanded with 800 grit then a few coats of grey primer, followed 30 min later by 3 coats of the flame red then finished with clear coat about 1 hour after the color coat.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...8/DSC02029.jpg

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Had to remove that vacumm line in order to remove and re-install the sway bar.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...8/DSC02031.jpg

2 nice scratches in the new paint from installing that dam clamp thing. It fits on so tight. Im going to look for a small bottle of red touch up paint tomorrow to fix it.


So, what else has everyone painted? Just doing that sway bar I think it looks great. Another idea I had was buying some stainless steel hoses and install them over the rubber hoses in the engine compartment. And my engine is filthy as hell, but im afraid to clean it myself so I might take it somewhere and have it steam cleaned, if they even do that?

Robert Palmer 09-27-2009 09:51 PM

Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.
 
Very nice Timmy but cough.......clean that engine bay.....cough. :D

Matt 09-27-2009 09:52 PM

Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.
 
That looks sexy!!

+1 for braided hoses, those looks really cool!

TimmyB 09-27-2009 10:01 PM

Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.
 
haha, no sh** my engine needs a cleaning, I already said that so you guys wont poke fun. Lol.

I def like the SS braided hose look. I see about 3 hoses where I can fit them on easy. I was also thinking about painting the alternator and AC compressor pullys flame red to match. Anything else paople paint? Im not sure how that plastic K&N instake tube will come out because its not smooth.

Megatron 09-27-2009 10:02 PM

Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.
 
Looks good tim!

As for the HIR, I will get them from the store wed and let you know what happens.

Marlin 09-27-2009 10:02 PM

Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.
 
Just make sure you have a 'theme" is all I suggest, otherwise it's possible to end up looking like a dog's breakfast.
I think the K&n tube could be sanded smooth :)

edit: I'm refering to Timmy and painting pulleys etc

jeeppro 09-27-2009 10:02 PM

Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.
 
nice work

TimmyB 09-27-2009 10:11 PM

Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Marlin (Post 68487)
Just make sure you have a 'theme" is all I suggest, otherwise it's possible to end up looking like a dog's breakfast.
I think the K&n tube could be sanded smooth :)

edit: I'm refering to Timmy and painting pulleys etc

Wow too funny, about your dogs breakfast comment. I was actually at a meeting last week and someone said the same thing, and everyone in there looked at eachother because no one ever heard that comment before. We all laughed and the guy said it was a Canadian thing to say i guess. Lol.

And by theme do you mean the same color paint, or if i paint one pulley I should do them all? I am just really looking for things to do to my WK now, and the paint is on sale. Lol. At one of the auto stores near me they have VHT caliper blue spray paint on the clearance rack for $2.49 so i got a can to do my rear differential cover in, but now I think I want to do it in red. I like the "caliper" paint because a primer isnt needed because it adheres to bare metal, at least from what i see after a good cleaning,

TimmyB 09-27-2009 10:17 PM

Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.
 
Im actually thinking about painting my side mirrors now because I have a good idea what im doing with painting.

Matt 09-27-2009 10:19 PM

Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TimmyB (Post 68496)
Im actually thinking about painting my side mirrors now because I have a good idea what im doing with painting.

Not red I hope, hehe

Megatron 09-27-2009 10:20 PM

Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.
 
Painted side mirrors. Nice.....i'll be waiting on that one

Marlin 09-27-2009 10:22 PM

Re: What I just did, painted upper sway bar.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TimmyB (Post 68492)
Wow too funny, about your dogs breakfast comment. I was actually at a meeting last week and someone said the same thing, and everyone in there looked at eachother because no one ever heard that comment before. We all laughed and the guy said it was a Canadian thing to say i guess. Lol.

And by theme do you mean the same color paint, or if i paint one pulley I should do them all? I am just really looking for things to do to my WK now, and the paint is on sale. Lol. At one of the auto stores near me they have VHT caliper blue spray paint on the clearance rack for $2.49 so i got a can to do my rear differential cover in, but now I think I want to do it in red. I like the "caliper" paint because a primer isnt needed because it adheres to bare metal, at least from what i see after a good cleaning,

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

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 :)


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