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    What color should I paint my intake and what color should I powdercoat my valve covers?


    White
    Glossy Black
    Pewter
    Glossy Gunmetal
    Red

    And has anyone painted their coil packs or throttle body before?


    Any other suggestions welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tep98ws6 View Post
    What color should I paint my intake and what color should I powdercoat my valve covers?


    White
    Glossy Black
    Pewter
    Glossy Gunmetal
    Red

    And has anyone painted their coil packs or throttle body before?

    Any other suggestions welcome!
    Sent ya a message on FB this morning about this

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    Intake white and valve covers glossy gunmetal.

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    I have painted my coilpacks. Just clean them up, scuff them so the paint will adhere and paint away. Also, be sure to tape off the connections. I painted a TB once and didn't care for it. Polishing the TB seems to turn out better than painting it IMO.

    As far as your intake/valve covers, you could do the intake white
    and then the valve covers in red or black. You could also do the intake glossy black and do the valve covers in glossy gunmetal, which I think would look sharp.

    Not sure how you feel about candy colors, but my valve covers, MAF ends and couple other pieces are powdercoated in candy apple red. I can post pics later if you care to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I have painted my coilpacks. Just clean them up, scuff them so the paint will adhere and paint away. Also, be sure to tape off the connections. I painted a TB once and didn't care for it. Polishing the TB seems to turn out better than painting it IMO.

    As far as your intake/valve covers, you could do the intake white
    and then the valve covers in red or black. You could also do the intake glossy black and do the valve covers in glossy gunmetal, which I think would look sharp.

    Not sure how you feel about candy colors, but my valve covers, MAF ends and couple other pieces are powdercoated in candy apple red. I can post pics later if you care to see it.
    post them

    i think im gonna polish the TB. im so stuck on the intake though. i think i want the VCs powdercoated gunmetal or super metallic dark grey but ffffffffffffuuuuuuuuu can't figure out the intake. im afraid of not liking it after i'm done. haha

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    There are pics of them installed with the FRCs out of the way. The last pic was before I put them on the car.

    You will always be safe doing the intake black/gloss black. If you want the valve covers gunmetal or dark grey(which I think would be great) I would really lean towards doing the intake gloss black. White works with pretty much anything though, so I also think you could do the intake white and make everything blend nicely. You can always try the intake one color, and if you don't like it, change the intake back to black, its not that hard to remove/install, which I know you already know You will also probably want to powdercoat the coil brackets, I did mine anyways.

    I have a second set of valve covers and have always wanted to get them powdercoated in gunmetal or a dark grey. I love candy apple red, and fell in love with that powdercoating shade, so I stuck with it. You don't see mine too much under the FRCs anyways








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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    There are pics of them installed with the FRCs out of the way. The last pic was before I put them on the car.

    You will always be safe doing the intake black/gloss black. If you want the valve covers gunmetal or dark grey(which I think would be great) I would really lean towards doing the intake gloss black. White works with pretty much anything though, so I also think you could do the intake white and make everything blend nicely. You can always try the intake one color, and if you don't like it, change the intake back to black, its not that hard to remove/install, which I know you already know You will also probably want to powdercoat the coil brackets, I did mine anyways.

    I have a second set of valve covers and have always wanted to get them powdercoated in gunmetal or a dark grey. I love candy apple red, and fell in love with that powdercoating shade, so I stuck with it. You don't see mine too much under the FRCs anyways

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    Intake white - too many gloss black manifolds out there
    VCs gunmetal or glossy black

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiggyZ View Post
    Hey P, where did you get your PCU cover from?
    LS1speed, but it cost too much for what it is IMO.

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    Decided!

    Intake is white
    VCs are powdercoated gunmetal
    Coil brackets/coils are black
    Fuel rail is black


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    Wow, that is a lot for what it is. Thanks P.

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    tep, paint your bolts too! It makes things blend together more

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    tep, paint your bolts too! It makes things blend together more
    i shall!

    ps, thank you for being honest about the coil packs, i really appreciate it

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    Tep whatever you do dont paint the TB. The guy that bought my GTO painted it and its looks hideous IMO. But when I buy it back im stripping it and polishing it. :-)

    Good choice on it all and ost up some pics when your done!

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    Tep whatever you do dont paint the TB. The guy that bought my GTO painted it and its looks hideous IMO. But when I buy it back im stripping it and polishing it. :-)

    Good choice on it all and ost up some pics when your done!
    im not gonna, i may polish it
    i will definitely post it up when im done, HOPEFULLY sometime next week!

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    Yep, I'd only polish the TB too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tep98ws6 View Post
    im not gonna, i may polish it
    i will definitely post it up when im done, HOPEFULLY sometime next week!
    Good deal girl!

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    two coats of white, still masked, no clear yet. i love it

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    two coats of white, still masked, no clear yet. i love it
    That intake is PAH!

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    That intake is PAH!
    Wtf is pah? Haha

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