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This is a discussion on air lid paint? within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; What kind of process and paint did everyone use? I swapped out my lid for a stock one off another ...

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    air lid paint?

    What kind of process and paint did everyone use?

    I swapped out my lid for a stock one off another TA for the weekend so I could paint mine. Im not only strapped for ideas but I don't know what kind of paint to use! The current lid is "glossy" white ... but it looks more like chunky white out and I'm wanting to go black so I want to avoid the "chunky" looking paint.

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    so you are you goin to have a black hood on your white car? cause that looks awesome if thats what your doin

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    No. The air lid - not the hood.

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    oh haha my bad i totally mis read that, but air lid huh ive been wantin to paint mine aswell for some time now

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    haha, I was like "..." I understand the hood is kind of a lid but not what I'm talking about! hahaha

    I just am not sure what kind of paint is used so theres no chipping, best outcome, ect. And my white lid looks STUPID amongst all black.

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    ya i dont know what would be best im goin to follow up on your thread cause id like to know what would be best cause like i said im wantin to paint mine aswell an ya the white with the rest bein black dont seem to flow right

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    I have used Krylon Fusion on plastic items with good results -- never on an air lid though. Make sure it is real clean and apply it in light coats. Other than that, a specialty supplier like Eastwood might have something suitable for painting plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I have used Krylon Fusion on plastic items with good results -- never on an air lid though. Make sure it is real clean and apply it in light coats. Other than that, a specialty supplier like Eastwood might have something suitable for painting plastic.
    I used fusion on my dirt bike gas tank and it was really really badass for about a month until summer came and the heat caused it to bubble off

    I'll check out Eastwood or see if I can find another heat resistant plastic paint (IF it exists) - thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tep98ws6 View Post
    I used fusion on my dirt bike gas tank and it was really really badass for about a month until summer came and the heat caused it to bubble off

    I'll check out Eastwood or see if I can find another heat resistant plastic paint (IF it exists) - thank you!

    Motorcycle gas tanks are damn near impossible to keep paint on. It would not surprise me if some component in the gasoline saturates the plastic, especially when heated, that would cause the paint to lift.

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    A guy from our local boards did mine with fusion and a DR sander and it turned out well I think.

    Get on our local board in STL like I told you and I'll point you toward him for getting yours painted girl.





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    I'm going to be ordering a ram air box plenum soon and will have it painted by him also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    A guy from our local boards did mine with fusion and a DR sander and it turned out well I think.

    Get on our local board in STL like I told you and I'll point you toward him for getting yours painted girl.

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    what you have done to yours is what i want done to mine! i just need to find a suitable sized phoenix to trace and paint on there. since it's raining it's ass off today i may end up doing that and chopping up my EGR

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    Well, if you call Wicked Stickers in St. Charles, tell them you want a black bird decal like mine. They have my whole sticker package saved under Steve Appel name.

    Let me know if you need more help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    Well, if you call Wicked Stickers in St. Charles, tell them you want a black bird decal like mine. They have my whole sticker package saved under Steve Appel name.

    Let me know if you need more help.
    I may do that. Where in St. Charles are they? I'm working in Earth City right now, maybe if I call them, I can go get it today

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    Quote Originally Posted by tep98ws6 View Post
    haha, I was like "..." I understand the hood is kind of a lid but not what I'm talking about! hahaha

    I just am not sure what kind of paint is used so theres no chipping, best outcome, ect. And my white lid looks STUPID amongst all black.
    Could you post a picture of the white lid please? I'd like to see what it looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tep98ws6 View Post
    I may do that. Where in St. Charles are they? I'm working in Earth City right now, maybe if I call them, I can go get it today
    I think Saturdays they are open by appointment only but, I'll pm you the website info. Their phone number and address is on the website but, they are located just off 70 in St.Peters on Parkway drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    I think Saturdays they are open by appointment only but, I'll pm you the website info. Their phone number and address is on the website but, they are located just off 70 in St.Peters on Parkway drive.
    i googled them & e-mailed already

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    Yeah, they are really good. Highly recommended locally around the STL area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    Could you post a picture of the white lid please? I'd like to see what it looks like.

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    Time to get rid of the stock lid and baffle and get a SLP type lid. You could also do the air box cut out mod and get about 2-3hp gain with that too.

    SLP type lid and K & N filter will run you about $99 for the lid and $50 for the filter.

    I could check on the FAST board for a used one if you like.

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