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PostSubject: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 24th 2009, 4:42 pm

Has anyone tried painting their throttle body? I saw a post on another forum and it looked pretty good. I dont like how they look under the hood and want to paint mine. I suck at painting though so if anyone wants to try their skills (liljoe) at painting my throttle body let me know.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 24th 2009, 4:59 pm

It'll more then likely look awesome.. And if high heat paint was used, I don't see it being a problem.. Some more experienced in painting might wanna chime in here as well just to be sure..
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 24th 2009, 6:21 pm

We'll need to clean the hell out of it.. ATL SRT painted his. Primer and engine enamal did the trick...

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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 24th 2009, 6:48 pm

how about polishing it?????????? paint doesn't seem like it would last long.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 24th 2009, 7:05 pm

Shawn1112 wrote:
Has anyone tried painting their throttle body? I saw a post on another forum and it looked pretty good. I dont like how they look under the hood and want to paint mine. I suck at painting though so if anyone wants to try their skills (liljoe) at painting my throttle body let me know.

LOL YOU READ MY MIND!!!!!! I was looking at my throttle body last week and though it was really ugly and needed to be painted. I am going to look into painting mine this weekend. I have been working my ass off for the past couple days (its about damn time) so I havent had the time since I thought about it.Ill post pics and see if it was easy.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 24th 2009, 7:12 pm

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how about polishing it?????????? paint doesn't seem like it would last long.
I tried polishing a section one.. Talk about a time consuming pain in the ass.. Neutral

I polish that metal band that goes around the plastic on the side, but that's about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 25th 2009, 6:46 am

Kool Joe, looking foward to see how yours comes out. If your happy with it then I am first in line when you have time!
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 25th 2009, 10:58 am

thinking about red brake caliper pant from autozone for mine...
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 25th 2009, 12:26 pm

The kind you brush on? I don't know about that..
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 25th 2009, 12:27 pm

what all would go into polishing one?
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 25th 2009, 2:16 pm

ghost wrote:
what all would go into polishing one?
X2...........
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 25th 2009, 2:29 pm

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The kind you brush on? I don't know about that..

yea i dunno. but it seems to hold up well on people brakes. high heat and doesn't flake. ive seen throttle bodys that are painted go bad where the intake tube is pushed over. i might not paint it anyways.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 25th 2009, 2:34 pm

I wouldn't paint it where the intake tube is applied.. And you'll want to spray paint it, for sure..

Engine enamel on a CLEAN throttle body, and you won't have much trouble.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 25th 2009, 4:44 pm

elcobra44 wrote:
I wouldn't paint it where the intake tube is applied.. And you'll want to spray paint it, for sure..

Engine enamel on a CLEAN throttle body, and you won't have much trouble.

Yeah I only use spray paint. I Used the red caliper spray paint for my calipers. I tried the brush on and didnt like it at all. It wasnt nearly as smooth as the spray. I was thinking of using black caliper paint and I think they also have some high heat clear coat to go over it. Hopefully I will have time this weekend to give it a shot then ill help out any other members that want this with Shawn being first in line.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 25th 2009, 4:47 pm

how about some engine block enamel and engine block primer, with that clearcoat you are talking about?
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 25th 2009, 4:48 pm

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how about some engine block enamel and engine block primer, with that clearcoat you are talking about?

Yeah that will work too. Engine paint and caliper paint are pretty much the same type. Engine paint has way more choices for color though. I just want mine to be black so my black caliper paint that I had when I painted my caliper brackets will do the trick.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 25th 2009, 4:53 pm

liljoejoe54 wrote:
ghost wrote:
how about some engine block enamel and engine block primer, with that clearcoat you are talking about?

Yeah that will work too. Engine paint and caliper paint are pretty much the same type. Engine paint has way more choices for color though. I just want mine to be black so my black caliper paint that I had when I painted my caliper brackets will do the trick.
fine be that way......
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 25th 2009, 5:06 pm

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how about some engine block enamel and engine block primer, with that clearcoat you are talking about?

Yeah that will work too. Engine paint and caliper paint are pretty much the same type. Engine paint has way more choices for color though. I just want mine to be black so my black caliper paint that I had when I painted my caliper brackets will do the trick.
fine be that way......

Lol. If it makes you feel better, I will go out and get some black engine paint and use that instead. What color are you thinking of going?
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 25th 2009, 5:08 pm

after all this talk, i think i am going to try polishing mine!
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 25th 2009, 5:11 pm

Talk to Peter Parker on LXForums.. He had his done.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJune 25th 2009, 9:10 pm

I just picked up a can of gloss black 500* engine paint and 500* gloss clear coat. I got them both at Pep-Boys for about $6 a can. If I dont have work on Saturday then im gonna give it a go.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJuly 14th 2010, 4:35 pm

Can you spray this stuff in the car or do you have to take it all out?
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJuly 14th 2010, 4:48 pm

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Can you spray this stuff in the car or do you have to take it all out?

Take it all out. Otherwise you are going to get overspray everywhere.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJuly 14th 2010, 4:50 pm

I know it was a stupid question but had to ask. I don't know enough about engines to start taking stuff out. Oh well
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PostSubject: Re: Painting throttle body   Painting throttle body I_icon_minitimeJuly 14th 2010, 5:16 pm

Fidostudio wrote:
I know it was a stupid question but had to ask. I don't know enough about engines to start taking stuff out. Oh well

The throttle body is actually very easy to remove. You will have to remove your airbox first then disconnect the harness from the throttle body and remove the 4 bolts that are holding the throttle body on. You will have to cover the electrical connector so what I did was take a rubber glove and cut the thumb off and put it over the connector and secured it with a rubber band. Also take up the throttle plate so you dont get that covered either.
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