View Full Version : intake, what do you think?
03-27-2009, 02:16 AM
i just finshed painting them what do you guys think?
03-27-2009, 04:10 AM
Looks good, however i think matte finish would compliment the texture of the metal.
03-27-2009, 08:16 AM
Not bad. I agree that a mat finish would look better.
03-27-2009, 10:25 AM
looks good, did you use a ceramic paint to keep the intake cooler?
03-27-2009, 01:10 PM
Looks good! You obviously spent a lot of time on the roundel; it looks very clean.
03-27-2009, 01:30 PM
it was a flat finsh then it took around 2 minutes of sanding the raised parts.. i cheated i used a dermal drill with a sand paper pad on it. then i sprayed clear so it wouldn't oxides but then it turned out all shiny but it looks alot blacker than the pic. its kinda gray in it
03-27-2009, 01:33 PM
Yeah, I'm wondering what to do about the clear coat on the exposed aluminum. I tried brushing it on and it looks like shit. I might get a clear coat 'pen' and try drawing it on.
Or, annually, I'll just brush the aluminum bright.
03-27-2009, 01:34 PM
Take a pic with the flash (and hold the camera super steady, or set it down and use the timer function) to get a better pic.
03-27-2009, 04:07 PM
yeah deffantly don't spray the clear. it doesn't look nice. the clear pen would work good i think.im not sure other stuff you could use but use for clear. i painted the intake with ceramic paint but then i got the other regular stuff for valve cover. im going to try and put it all together tonight and i will post up pics all together. but use the dremal drill to clean it. i used the dremal for the manifold and i used just regular sand paper for the valve cover and took forever.
03-27-2009, 04:19 PM
Looks pretty good, but makes me glad I didn't spray clear on mine. Not a huge fan of the glossy look on engine componenents.
I bet if you wet sanded it with some 1000 grit sandpaper you'd probably lost most of the gloss... but it would be a fair bit of work :)
03-27-2009, 07:56 PM
yeah for get that, im done with that now. i finaly have the intake togther on the car and everything conneted. i hope. will find out soon if anything leaks i am going todo the valve adjustment now and seal it hope and ill take a pic for you guys
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