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I was thinking about purchasing some custom painted fuel rail covers. Looking at the prices ~$250+ got me thinking maybe I'd would buy a stock set ~$130 and try my own hand at painting. It would be rattle can of course. I'd just be painting them silver then handing them off to a buddy of mine for some airbrush work.

Has anyone painted their own with a rattle can and came out with good results? Or should i just pony up for some that are already painted?
 

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I painted mine with a rattle can long before I went supercharged. Turned out really nice too :thumbsup:
 

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FIll in the lines and the 5.7L from behind and grind them off, then sand them really smooth and then paint them. Don't just throw the paint to them. Take your time and prep them right and the end results are just as nice as the expensive ones.

 

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They look good. Did you guys lay down clear as well?

My thought is to grind/sand off everything but the "Corvette" lettering. Smooth them out as much as I can after that, then get to painting. I have a buddy who has offered to paint some checkerboards on there as well to match what I've got on the car. Then I thought I would try to spray on some clear. Heck I see them do it on Spike TV almost every Saturday, how hard can it be.......;)
 

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You definitely want to clear them. Leave the corvette letters and get rid of the rest. Get the chrome letters for the corvette and you will be set.
 

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Ive painted many covers. Sand them soomth for best results. I prefer tossing the covers all together and relocating the coils. Stand apart from the crowd. Heres a couple pics. Just got me another c5, will do this soon.
 

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$130 for a set of covers?!:thud: I'll make you a deal on mine, they are in great shape.:laughing:
 

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Did mine myself :thumbsup:

Very nice. Details? Looks nicer than I think I could pull off with a rattle can.
 

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Very nice. Details? Looks nicer than I think I could pull off with a rattle can.

Modded OEM FRC's into smootie FRC's airbrushed lettering, primed painted and cleared with BASF, wetsanded and buffed out with 3M 3 part system :thumbsup:
 

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Geez,I picked up a used set from a member here for $35 bucks,still need to paint them,maybe I'll do that this weekend.
 

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Here's my FRC's and the intake I painted using Duplicolor paints, although the satin black FRC results are hard to see in this pic. It's all about the prep. Anyone can spray paint, but the prep is critical for good results. I spent alot of hours on this intake, but I love DIY projects! :thumbsup:

 

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Nicely done Dennis.
 

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What colr paint did you use? Where did you purchase and did you sand them done first or just clean good with alcohol?
This thread is 3.5 years old. The person you are asking might not even be around anymore.
 
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