I want to paint my manifold black, but I don't like the texture it has stock. Any advice on sanding it down? What paint to use?
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Which ever that gets the best result. I can paint myself, and I have a company who powder coated all my 3G customz parts for 80 bucks so they can do the manifold.
First remove the coating thats on the manifold with a aircraft grade stripper then have fun sanding if your gonna powdercoat then you should only need to go down to a 80 grit as the powder will melt and fill the small crevices. good luck
I always just use spray paint with some high heat primer.....works well for me, never cracks or looks bad! I spray painted my 20" clads and they held up pretty well! Look pretty damn good for 20.00 and a couple hours of time. I DD the car and it's been through rain, heat, cold and same paint has been on the wheels for 2 years now.
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The op wants it smooth
Any advice on which grits to use?
get yourself a dremel or a cheap one from harbor freight and and an orbital sander...makes quick work of large areas then use the dremel for the hard to reach spots and grooves...
start with 20-36 grit and work your way up
I'm starting to think our cars might look pretty damn similar by the end of the year
2006 Magnum SRT8
Why is that?
Black MSRT with Black Wheels, Procharger D1SC, 3g engine dress up, painted/powdercoated intake manifold, etc. It will all hopefully be done by the end of the year.
Ah, yea. It will look pretty slick when it's done. Let's compare pictures later.
I got the aac style halos, challenger wheels and nitrous - what do you have
Mine looks basically stock with powdercoated wheels and tinted tails. Under the hood is just a frankentake with SLP LM2's.
I thik the Wrinkle Black will look good under the hood. Check out Legmakers, he originally had his manifold painted Black then went to the Wrinkle Black. I think the Wrinkle Black looks better. That's something that I'm looking at doing later this year.