Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Saturday May 30, 2015
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Car Care & Detailing

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-29-2000, 04:35 PM   #1
Die Civic
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3301
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Queens, New York
Vehicle:
2001 RS
Aspen White

Post Has anyone tried this?

I wanted to know if there's a way to paint the caps of the resevoirs. I wanted to paint them red, but I'm afraid that the engine bay temp would get hot and melt the paint. Has anyone tried to do this?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Die Civic is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 12-29-2000, 04:51 PM   #2
munkis
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 1847
Join Date: Jul 2000
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: brokenmotorsports.com
Vehicle:
Team Broken: V6 GF
rallyarmor.com

Post

IMO thats a little ricey...but its your car, the paint shouldnt melt just use high temp enamal based paint.

Jay McDade
MY00 BRP RS Coupe
Auto Tech--Lincon/Mercury/Jaguar
munkis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2000, 04:57 PM   #3
Die Civic
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3301
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Queens, New York
Vehicle:
2001 RS
Aspen White

Post

it's not ricey, stop it you're hurting my feelings, but I'd like the engine bay to match the components it's made of, like the strut bar, the intake hoses are red, so I'd like everything to match, and yellow doesn't go well with white.
Die Civic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2000, 07:08 PM   #4
Subie Gal
GC84Ever
Super Moderator
 
Member#: 301
Join Date: Sep 1999
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: WA
Vehicle:
1970 FF-1 & '70 Van
02 WRX/01 RS

Wink

i say try it... why not?

take 1 of the caps

clean w/brake cleaner
primer
paint with enamel... model car paint maybe??

give it a shot.. why not?
if you dont like it... what's it gonna cost you?? $2 for a new one??

go for it!

j www.subiegal.com
Subie Gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2000, 07:30 PM   #5
Die Civic
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3301
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Queens, New York
Vehicle:
2001 RS
Aspen White

Post

wouldn't model paint start to crack n chip in high heat temps?
Die Civic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2000, 07:50 PM   #6
jdOgg3355
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 3053
Join Date: Nov 2000
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Renton, WA
Vehicle:
2005 Legacy LTD 2.5i
Obsidian Pearl

Post

On the topic of detailing under the hood....Could anyone suggest, if possible, a good paint for the end brackets of a strut tower brace bar. It's red and I'd like to paint it blue
JV
jdOgg3355 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2000, 09:24 PM   #7
nuburu2
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2609
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Roseville, Ca, USA
Vehicle:
98 BK-GT White
'97 SVX Ebony Pearl

Post

Try Larry's Brake Caliper paint. Comes in blue and other colors and would obviously hold up to under-hood temps. www.imprezars.com/spectrum.htm#g2caliperpaint

Glenn O
nuburu2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2000, 10:05 PM   #8
Subie Gal
GC84Ever
Super Moderator
 
Member#: 301
Join Date: Sep 1999
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: WA
Vehicle:
1970 FF-1 & '70 Van
02 WRX/01 RS

Post

i painted the end brackets of my strut tower brace with spray paint... it has not cracked or chipped or anything...

Subie Gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2000, 10:15 PM   #9
Fred Zaplitny
Gone... But not forgotten
 
Member#: 92
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: East Detroit, Michigan
Vehicle:
1999 2.5RS Coupe
Blueish Kind of

Wink

Subie Gal, did you go with the whole yellow theme because your reservoir caps were already yellow?
Fred Zaplitny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2000, 11:44 PM   #10
Die Civic
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3301
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Queens, New York
Vehicle:
2001 RS
Aspen White

Post

Subiegal: how'd you get your plug wires that color? Pretty cool, nice.

Would paint caliper deteriorate the plastic? I'm sure it would hold up to the heat temp, but would it melt away the plastic is my concern.
Die Civic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2000, 08:12 AM   #11
Templar
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 483
Join Date: Nov 1999
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: A twisty road not near you.
Vehicle:
2010 RSV4
Aprilia Racing Black

Post

I painted all of my resevoir caps with a metallic blue spray paint. No melting at all and it has been done for six months. You should rough up the caps that are smooth with some sand paper and then spray primer all of the caps. http://216.242.153.40/MembersList/Vi...43&PicNumber=3
Templar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2000, 04:52 PM   #12
XTREME 2.5
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 3330
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Tucson, AZ
Post

Regular spray paint will work. Start with Scotch Bite pads and scuff them up. Put a couple coats of primer on them and paint. They won't heat up enough to hurt the paint.
XTREME 2.5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2000, 05:37 PM   #13
Subie Gal
GC84Ever
Super Moderator
 
Member#: 301
Join Date: Sep 1999
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: WA
Vehicle:
1970 FF-1 & '70 Van
02 WRX/01 RS

Wink

hehehehe
the plug wires are Accel plug wires... they come in yellow.. hehehehe

i like the yellow theme...
the fact that the caps were already yellow just saved me some prep and paint time!

i would think regular spray paint would work... gonna give it a go?????

j. www.subiegal.com
Subie Gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2000, 06:13 PM   #14
Die Civic
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3301
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Queens, New York
Vehicle:
2001 RS
Aspen White

Post

yep yep, and once i learn how to post pics, i will post them bad boys up
Die Civic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2000, 11:29 PM   #15
Damon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2902
Join Date: Nov 2000
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Nederland TX USA
Vehicle:
89 gmc work truck
08 jeep rubicon unlimited

Post

paint away my friend dont worry what others say. if you like it go with it.
Damon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2000, 07:58 AM   #16
jagcars26
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2394
Join Date: Sep 2000
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Bel Air Md.
Vehicle:
2005 Legacy GT wagon
2009 Forester X

Question

jamie what in take is that your runnin?. Idid the K&N thing with the stock tubing and couldnt get rid of that whistle sound. Kand N was cone type. rudy
jagcars26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2000, 10:40 AM   #17
Subie Gal
GC84Ever
Super Moderator
 
Member#: 301
Join Date: Sep 1999
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: WA
Vehicle:
1970 FF-1 & '70 Van
02 WRX/01 RS

Wink

it's a Weapon-R intake with Weapon-R filter..

got it from www.spomotorsports.com

i really like it... let me know if there are questions...

j.
Subie Gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Has Anyone Tried This? Overhead Console Light for WRX? oric20 Interior & Exterior Modification 44 10-06-2003 09:44 PM
Has anyone tried this? O2-GGA Off-Topic 14 09-17-2003 10:32 PM
Has anyone tried this? Teh Legacy Normally Aspirated Powertrain 5 02-01-2002 10:13 AM
Has anyone tried this....... AndyL General Forum Archive 0 10-10-2000 01:08 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2015, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.