Well guys, after my post this previous week, i finally got outside and got to work on my car...pretty decent list of mods this weekend, but my favorite...this painted bumper piece....here are some pics:
I used the same paint i used for my engine covers and as you can see its basically a perfect match. Rustoleum high temp aluminum paint...three coats...not clear coat....it holds up!!!
Will post more pics later...i am on a dialup and its taking forever!!
yeah post pic of the engine cover ............and also did u have to remove that piece from the car before paintin it ............if so how did u take it off and how long did it take u to do taht and paint the piece ..........
To answer questions......why didnt i clearcoat? The type of paint i use doesnt like clearcoat for some reason. When i put it on it seems to dull the color, dont know why. But i have used this paint for my fog light trims with no clear coat, and it has not chipped and looks glossy...i am happy with it!
DIY on the calipers......take your wheel off, clean the hell out of everything and spray. It was that simple....if you get some paint on your rotor dont worry....it takes a few stops for it to wear off and then you are all good. Plus, while your wheels are off...if you are using a silver paint...go ahead and paint the bolts that hold the wheel on...completely changes the look
I have a coupe, so i dont have a similar piece on the front
As for removing it....there are about 10 clips on the top and bottom that hold it in. I started right by the exhaust. You have to lay down and get underneath the car to understand the clips. From the exhaust side i was able to release the first 3 or 4 clips on both the top and bottom.....once you get it started like this you can work from the back of the car. Once you have released the first few clips you will see a gap on the top and bottom....just keep going to the right....pull down on the bumper to release the bottom clips, and pull up to release the top ones. Once you get the clips undone you basically just pull to get the ends out....there arent any clips that hold then end in....although it seems that way....they are basically just wedged in really tightly. It took me about 20 mins of playing with it to get it off.....its not rocket science it just takes a bit of time. Hope this helps
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