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Old 03-27-2009, 01:16 AM   #1
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intake, what do you think?

i just finshed painting them what do you guys think?
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:10 AM   #2
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Looks good, however i think matte finish would compliment the texture of the metal.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:16 AM   #3
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Not bad. I agree that a mat finish would look better.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:25 AM   #4
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looks good, did you use a ceramic paint to keep the intake cooler?
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:10 PM   #5
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Looks good! You obviously spent a lot of time on the roundel; it looks very clean.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:30 PM   #6
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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
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:33 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:34 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:07 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:19 PM   #10
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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
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:56 PM   #11
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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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