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    Painting Intake?

    I will be painting my intake and valve covers soon. my question is the what paint is the best to use for this? i plan on using a rattle can, so which brand? and do you prime it first or just spray? and what is the best paint for the valve covers and coil brackets?

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    i also have the same question, i recently painted my mad ends with black rustoleum and did a clear of the 400* engine paint and now i want to do my VC's. I know the maf doesnt get that hot but lets hope it holds.

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    I used rattle can on my white intake. First things tho, I sanded the molding notches off the top and then used a plastic bonding primer (called Bulldog, got it at Walmart) after I lightly sanded the entire intake. I used VHT paint for the color. Then followed by glossy clear coat

    Personally, I'd prefer to powdercoat anything I can (IE valve covers) but where I get all my powdercoating, they said they could not do plastic intakes.

    Good luck!

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    Dupont 500* or 1200* and yes primer it first.

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    best results and least hassle would be get them powdercoated, man!

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    not many places around me powdercoat plastic if any. and how much it is? i thnk it would cost me $15 at the high end to rattle can it. i'd rather do powdercoat but its not the easiest solution for me i dont think

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    best results and least hassle would be get them powdercoated, man!
    Quote Originally Posted by 00blacktransam112 View Post
    not many places around me powdercoat plastic if any. and how much it is? i thnk it would cost me $15 at the high end to rattle can it. i'd rather do powdercoat but its not the easiest solution for me i dont think
    I painted mine back in May when I did my H/C/I swap, and I scratched the paint when I was putting the motor back in the car. Now that the car is in garage for the winter, I took the Intake off, stripped the paint and shipping it off to a sponsor from LS1Tech that specializes in plastic powdercoating. He quoted me $200 to do it. Yeah it's more expensive than a rattle can, but I doubt it will ever come off from normal conditions

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00blacktransam112 View Post
    not many places around me powdercoat plastic if any. and how much it is? i thnk it would cost me $15 at the high end to rattle can it. i'd rather do powdercoat but its not the easiest solution for me i dont think
    contact sponsor: triple h coating, you can ship it to them, that's where I got mine done. they are high quality and economical.

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