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Old 03-12-2011, 11:55 PM
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painting my intake

ok i recently got a short ram intake from my friend since mine was dented up so bad from being dropped (never let a sister clean things that should NOT be dropped) and i thought that this would be a good time to paint it since i have nothing else planned this weekend. and i was wondering if anyone had any advice as to go about this.



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Re: painting my intake

Yes, leave it the silver color it is. Paint will chip/scratch off it everytime you move it. Leave it alone and the color it is. Most people try to get polished/chrome ones instead of painting them.
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Re: painting my intake

sand with 400 grit sandpaper. primer. paint. clear
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Re: painting my intake

Could get it poweder coated.
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Re: painting my intake

if you have acess to a sandblaster, that would make things alot easier. first thing that came to my mind
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Re: painting my intake

just sand it down to rough up the surface a bit. pick your favorite color of paint. i recommend flat black but thats just me and give it a few coats. Primer is always a good idea but mine turned out fine without it.
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Re: painting my intake

I scuffed mine with a Brillo pad and sprayed it with a couple coats of flat black. . . Still lookin good and it's been like 6 months
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