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Offline Sting Ya

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Painting hood insulator
« on: August 07, 2014, 09:19:50 PM »
I was doing some under hood cleaning and detailing last night and got to thinking about how the insulator always looks dirty so I looked up replacing it .My other thought was to get some heat shield and use the old one as a template the trouble with that is I would have to piece it together as it does not come wide enough to do all in one piece and I'm not to hot on that look. Just wondering if anyone has painted their hood insulator and how it came out ? I'm not looking to do some airbrush eagle or flames just a simple sold color paint probably Satin Black just  to clean up the way it looks .Or has anyone cleaned theirs I tried a spot and all it did was leave the surface funky.
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Re: Painting hood insulator
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 05:35:12 PM »
Had mine air brushed.  I sprayed it with a few coats of clear first and after it dried, removed all the hairs.  The clear acted like a sealer so the airbrushing wouldn't soak in and loose detail.  Then I clear coated a few times after to seal in the paint in case it got road grime, water, etc....

In case you hadn't thought of it, notice my plastic plugs that hold it on the hood are airbrushed also

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Re: Painting hood insulator
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2014, 11:33:26 AM »
Pretty impressive  :thumbs: How long ago did you do this and how is it holding up ?

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Re: Painting hood insulator
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2014, 11:36:30 AM »
Even having seen Joes in person many times, it's still awesome. Go-n-Def has his done as well.
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Re: Painting hood insulator
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2014, 12:42:53 PM »
I did gloss black. The shiny coat keeps the dirt away and still highlight the Saturn logo.
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Re: Painting hood insulator
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 06:24:46 AM »
2011 and still looks the same

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Re: Painting hood insulator
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 02:15:53 PM »
Even having seen Joes in person many times, it's still awesome. Go-n-Def has his done as well.

Go-N-Def's was confiscated!

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Re: Painting hood insulator
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2014, 03:35:25 PM »
Go-N-Def's was confiscated!

Did the Ninja's get it?
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Re: Painting hood insulator
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2014, 04:19:04 PM »
Did the Ninja's get it?

:lol: nope, I think they gave it back but last time he shipped it overseas they told him he had to remove it.

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Re: Painting hood insulator
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2014, 08:06:59 PM »
Hey ShiNY you doing the wet tshirt for ALS?
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Re: Painting hood insulator
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2014, 09:17:21 PM »
lmao! Just posted my video to your Facebook page. Too bad our team color was green, not white ;)

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Re: Painting hood insulator
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2014, 05:12:32 PM »
I saw that and was a bit disappointed.  You could always do it again for us in a white T  :)
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Re: Painting hood insulator
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2014, 07:54:40 PM »
I could. How much money you got to donate to my ALS not-for-profit?

In case anyone is nominated for the ice bucket challenge and would like to donate:

www.cullenscrusaders.org
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