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Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:30 pm
by Cliff8928
woody90gtz wrote:
3X00-Modified wrote:It's missing a few vital parts to run so no... I still have it because I have not had a chance to strip it yet... once thats done then yeah it's going bye bye.

haha

You've got a dead car outside your garage and you call me a redneck! :lol:


Well, he doesn't own a truck or camaro.

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:06 pm
by 3X00-Modified
Cliff8928 wrote:
woody90gtz wrote:
3X00-Modified wrote:It's missing a few vital parts to run so no... I still have it because I have not had a chance to strip it yet... once thats done then yeah it's going bye bye.

haha

You've got a dead car outside your garage and you call me a redneck! :lol:


Well, he doesn't own a truck or camaro.

Thanks cliff... LOL

Did some work today on the car, Got the firewall sealed good I hope. I found a lot of areas that we once thought caused the dreaded firewall leak and under further inspection those areas do not lead into the cabin. I also found a lot of cracked sealer on the seams around where the brake booster is attached.

I also coated the engine bay with bed coating... I'm debating coating the upper portion with body color paint or just leaving it... I'm afraid that if I leave it just black there wont be enough contrast with other parts since most of the other stuff is black. The other parts that are black are coated with a black textured paint, not the undercoating.

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For comparison this shows how much of the firewall is actually visible when done... But the strut towers are right out there so I think I'm going to at least paint them

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Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:02 am
by 13's or bust
Black looks alot better imo. I was gonna rhinoline mine while I have the motor and trans out. Now it makes me want to do it more lol.

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:31 am
by KFLO 93 GT
That looks sweet. Its gonna look damn good once that engine is back in there.

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:09 am
by 90GTZHO
Damn, now i wish i had painted my engine bay with that stuff, would have really made the engine "pop"! Lookin good Jon, cant wait to see it back together :)

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:41 am
by 3X00-Modified
Ok so wait... You guys are thinking leaving it black? I was thinking of doing that but then I was afraid that it would look like I just spray bombed the bay... I'm trying to accent some parts so that I have the contrast I'm looking for, but I was debating painting about half way up with Raspberry paint.

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:11 pm
by woody90gtz
3X00-Modified wrote:Ok so wait... You guys are thinking leaving it black? I was thinking of doing that but then I was afraid that it would look like I just spray bombed the bay... I'm trying to accent some parts so that I have the contrast I'm looking for, but I was debating painting about half way up with Raspberry paint.

As much as I hate raspberry, the towers, etc. need to be body colored or it looks half assed. At least to me anyway.

The other option is to paint your engine differently and it will stand out against the black backdrop of the all-black engine bay. People gave me crap about my red valve covers on the 95Z, but it kept the engine from disappearing into the bay.

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:35 pm
by 99GaGT3X00
woody90gtz wrote: People gave me crap about my red valve covers on the 95Z, but it kept the engine from disappearing into the bay.

that's why i tried to pick another color besides black. i originally had everything black but when it was done it just kinda disappeared.

i'm with woody on this one. the shock towers would look better body color.

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:20 pm
by KFLO 93 GT
I love it the way it is. I think your black engine, in that bay, with how your hood is painted will tie it all in.

But hey... what do I know about clean engine bays? ;)

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:44 pm
by Robert 89gt
I think it turned out really well.I also agree with kurt and keeping it black. Maybe you can paint mine on day.Haha

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:46 pm
by 13's or bust
i think you should leave it all black. and maybe paint the line in the 3500uim red or even raspberry would make the engine stand out imo. i like the all black look. and yea kurt what do you know about clean engine bays?

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:39 pm
by 3X00-Modified
I'm really split on what to do, half of me says to paint it the othe half says to leave it.

I have the same fears as discussed with the engine hiding in all the black, but I think it should stand out if I do the accents as I have before... it's not like everythig is black.

I'm going to do some more accents on the firewall for some of the parts but as little as you really end up seeing I'm not sure if it matters much.

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:47 pm
by woody90gtz
Paint your valve covers pink and you're good to go!

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:51 pm
by 13's or bust
i say leave it, maybe woody can photoshop the picture with your motor in it, but with the black paint on the towers and firewall???

imo id leave it how it is and drop in the motor.

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:15 pm
by 3400beretta
I'd paint it. Came painted from the factory in body colour. It just looks really cheap / half assed if you leave it all black.