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This is a discussion on painting intake & rails... within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; i don't know what color to paint my intake/rails. i've seen black and pewter on here, both look awesome and ...

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    painting intake & rails...

    i don't know what color to paint my intake/rails. i've seen black and pewter on here, both look awesome and i'll probably do black, but i want to see other's intakes. someone suggested glossy black with red rails but i don't know how much the rails will stick out. i want it to look pretty clean.

    with the intake, did anyone sand it first or opt to use plastic primer first before sanding?

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    My black Intake and Red Fuel Rails:





    My intake painting thread:

    Smooth, Filled and Painted my FAST Intake

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    My black Intake and Red Fuel Rails:

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    My intake painting thread:

    Smooth, Filled and Painted my FAST Intake
    that looks awesome. i'll check out your thread to see how you did it. thanks a ton

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    Nice. I have a FAST 92. Didn't feel like painting it but my LS6 used to be silver

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redphoenix1998 View Post
    Nice. I have a FAST 92. Didn't feel like painting it but my LS6 used to be silver
    i'm doing my build on a "budget" ... but i got a brand new LS6, never used with fuel rails, injectors (that i don't need) and a throttle body (which i can't tell if it's bigger than my stock LS1 or not) ... so i opted to paint it so it looks nicer and cleaner i WISH i could get a FAST but it didn't mesh well with my $$ ... someday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tep98ws6 View Post
    that looks awesome. i'll check out your thread to see how you did it. thanks a ton
    Thank you

    I sent you a PM with more details.

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    That looks great! Well done!

    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    My black Intake and Red Fuel Rails:

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    My intake painting thread:

    Smooth, Filled and Painted my FAST Intake

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    Quote Originally Posted by tep98ws6 View Post
    i'm doing my build on a "budget" ... but i got a brand new LS6, never used with fuel rails, injectors (that i don't need) and a throttle body (which i can't tell if it's bigger than my stock LS1 or not) ... so i opted to paint it so it looks nicer and cleaner i WISH i could get a FAST but it didn't mesh well with my $$ ... someday!
    Are those stock injectors?

    From what I remember:

    1. Sand down intake really well. You can use a sanding block found at any parts store. Your LS6 will have 3 circular indentations at the top, sand it down enough so you can't see those anymore. IT TAKES A LOT OF WORK.

    2. I used some high filler primer and i think some more primer over that.

    3. I used some regular duplicolor paint.

    4. I used clear coat on top of that, but you don't necessarily have to.

    It turned out, absolutely amazing and if you search for my threads i think i have a writeup on this, I definitely posted pictures...so check it out if you want.

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    I have seen a white intake that matched the exterior paint Tep, it looked killer. Whatever you do, have an overall mental picture in mind of how you want the engine bay to look and tie it all together. Stick to your plan. Don't just paint it now and then later on realize it won't fit your overall plans and have to do it over. Something else I want to ask, do you ever plan to get fuel rail covers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    Are those stock injectors?

    From what I remember:

    1. Sand down intake really well. You can use a sanding block found at any parts store. Your LS6 will have 3 circular indentations at the top, sand it down enough so you can't see those anymore. IT TAKES A LOT OF WORK.

    2. I used some high filler primer and i think some more primer over that.

    3. I used some regular duplicolor paint.

    4. I used clear coat on top of that, but you don't necessarily have to.

    It turned out, absolutely amazing and if you search for my threads i think i have a writeup on this, I definitely posted pictures...so check it out if you want.
    I actually came across your write up and that's what inspired me to do mine. Stock injectors for now (kind of ... im swapping my 28# to the LS6 intake until i get my larger ones) ... thank you for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I have seen a white intake that matched the exterior paint Tep, it looked killer. Whatever you do, have an overall mental picture in mind of how you want the engine bay to look and tie it all together. Stick to your plan. Don't just paint it now and then later on realize it won't fit your overall plans and have to do it over. Something else I want to ask, do you ever plan to get fuel rail covers?
    i've never seen a white one! im still in the process of thinking of what to do so i dont have a for sure mental image yet... and no fuel rail covers! kind of gaudy to me


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    Quote Originally Posted by tep98ws6 View Post
    i've never seen a white one! im still in the process of thinking of what to do so i dont have a for sure mental image yet... and no fuel rail covers! kind of gaudy to me

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    Ok, that helps me with not wanting FRCs. I will see if I can find the pic of the white intake and post it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tep98ws6 View Post
    I actually came across your write up and that's what inspired me to do mine. Stock injectors for now (kind of ... im swapping my 28# to the LS6 intake until i get my larger ones) ... thank you for your help
    Very cool, glad to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
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    I wanted to do mine black, but that's unique
    Wonder how that looks all together. Kinda like what tep said, dont want it to stick out and overpower everything else

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    Quote Originally Posted by tep98ws6 View Post
    ... and no fuel rail covers! kind of gaudy to me


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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
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    that is pretty nice looking. i'd be worried about how dirty it may end up looking tho

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    That looks great for a white car. Maybe we should do ours in pewter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiggyZ View Post
    That looks great for a white car. Maybe we should do ours in pewter?
    allbaugh did his in pewter i think. it's very clean looking

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    Hmmm...something to think about.

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    allbaugh did his in pewter i think. it's very clean looking

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