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Old 05-01-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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So I decided it was time to clean up the bay. Took me about 8 hours total between filling holes, moving grounds, sanding, prepping, painting. The PCM wire mod was previously done before this. I think it came out pretty good for rattle can and painting outside with some wind to boot! Thoughts?

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Old 05-01-2012, 09:32 PM   #2
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love the hood stripes!
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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That looks a lot better, did you clear it too?

I need to do this.
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Looks great hope to get mine looking that way pretty soon
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:19 PM   #5
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thanks! I wish i had more before pics on this computer, the towers were pretty bad beforehand. And yeah, 2 light coats of clear and one somewhat heavier. Definitely could have been better without the wind but for 30 bucks and a days work. It's a good improvement i think
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:28 AM   #6
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What did you use to fill the holes? I'm planning on stripping down most of the engine bay soon. I was just going to sand the rough spots and spray it, but now I'm thinking I want to fill in all the holes too.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:43 AM   #7
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Signifigant improvement. Is the passanger side strut tower blochy? Or am I seeing things.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:46 AM   #8
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I think you're just seeing things maybe from the angles in the pic, its pretty uniform color all around.

As far as hole filling I used 3m bondo plastic metal. Dries pretty quick to sand, like I said i did it all in a day
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Looks good. Id spray those brackets that are attached to the rad support and get new nuts and bolts
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Think i'll so some more spraying tomorrow on that stuff, good call
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Amazing how a little time and effort can make a big change like this. Looks great OP and I'm with kyoytey1693, stripes look real good.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:27 PM   #12
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thanks white!
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Looks great! By the way, hows that battery holding out for you? The Autocraft?
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thanks white!
No problem at all. The car in a whole looks damn good itself.
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Looks soooooo much better. I need to do this!!
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wow nice job man
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looks great. I'd paint the STB too.
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looks great
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I think it looks good,working on mine now, i plan just to do all the prep and tow it to my painter just to hit the shock towers/front suport, i think i will hold off on the fire wall untill the motor swap, did you use a high temp clear?also did you use that perfect match spray paint,think its dupicolor but its good stuff
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