Engine cover revived

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  1. 05Single

    05Single afraid of the dark Supporting Member

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    We've all seen it or have it currently on our trucks. The famous vortec engine cover. And the infamous chipping and fading of the design in the cover. So as a small project and out of boredom I tried this out. Turned out pretty good.

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    Wet sanded with 600. Then applied silver paint with an oil based sharpie marker found at home depot.
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    And final result. Near perfect. Up close theres slight blotching from marker strokes but only noticable up very close. Could've painted the stripes above it but like I said this was just a fun project to see how it turned out. Not sure how long it will last with daily use and engine heat. 20171030_023110.jpg
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    Looks good! I might have to try that! Mine is chipping away to!
     
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    David, don't worry it will last YEARS. How do I know? Because I already did the same exact thing to mine a few years ago. It's been at least 4-5 years and I actually just had to touch it up this summer. I did the engine cover, and I also did the letters on the under hood fuse box cover.
     
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    Thanks for the thread move. I figure engine/drivetrain was all mechanical , but makes sense engine dress up and detail.

    Thanks for the heads up Scott. And great idea on the fuse box, I didn't think of that.
    Got a pic?
     
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    Sure, I will go take a pic now.
     
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    Here you go. I just realized that I didn't touch up the Vortec letters, just the "swooshes".
    I originally did this at least 6-7 years ago. I just redid the fuse box cover and touched up the engine cover a few months ago. I should probably sand down the engine cover and redo the entire thing like you did.

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    You should do the Airaid letters, too.
     
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    Hmmm. Maybe I will.
     
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    You're damn right you will.
     
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    Whoa, slow down killer
     

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