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Painting Scoops ( Dan E? )
JO346820 Offline
Hey all,

I saw in the showroom pictures of Dan Eaves t-bird with painted scoops...I think it looks really nice and was thinking of doing it to well as tinting the windows and repainting the fading black trim around the windows...

Anyhoo...for those who have done the scoops, couple of questions! (:

1. Do they unbolt from underneath the hood easily?

2. Take them off, sand them down, and paint them with primer then paint? I'm a beginner in this area.

3. Will the paint hold up well to engine heat?

Thanks guys! -Joe
127k miles in January when I bought it for $200. 138k now. A few mods for more power in the planning. (:

revamp Offline
2.yes.. dont forget clearcoat if wanted


Actually I don't primer anything I do first, I usually do a single coating on something first to get an idea of what it will look like. If I like it, then I go w/ it..

I dunno, that how I do things, its all in your preference.

88 TC W/ 87K:
K&N in custom sanded airbox||Gillis Valve||Stereo Sytem: Pioneer 8400, Infinity Ref. Series & Polk Audio Speakers Powered by 4 Channel Pioneer Amps||Performance Radiator & Cooling System||Custom Interior Converion||Gutted Cat & Dynamax Ultra Flow Muffler||Indiglo Gauges ||and more to come!

Dan E Offline
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What Andrew said... [Image: biggrin.gif]

I didn't prime mine either...just scuffed with like 800 grit and then painted. I need to do them again (better than my first attempt)...but it's lasted 3 years or so.

Dan Eaves
88TC 5spd, Crower 5.5" Sportsman Rods, Short Wiseco Pistons bored .030" Over, Ported Head with Polished Combustion Chambers, Gutted & Polished Upper, Ported & Polished Lower, Polished T/B, Ported E6, SVO T3 .63AR Turbo, Bosch Bypass Valve, 3" DP w/No Cat, 2 1/2" DynoMax single cat back w/DynoMax Super Turbo Muffler, RR Cam, K&N in Fenderwell, Gillis Boost Valve, Centerforce I Clutch, Removed A/C, Polished Wheels, Polished Valve Cover, Polished Crank and W/P Pulleys, Walbro 255LPH HP Pump, Kirban Adj FPR, and the DAMN Heater Core is new too !

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Dan Eaves
88TC 5spd Vermillion Red, Polished...everything...

BJL Offline
i sanded mine with 400 grit, then primer them, then sanded with 800, painted the Toyota suepr white base coat on, sanded that with 1500, agian witht he white, then sanded with 1500, then i sprayed my clear, sanded with 2000, then two more coats of clear and valoa! super bright toyota white hood scoop ona dark blue TC, it makes me easy to spot! so does the reflective white decals!

Brian J Larkin AKA Turbo
1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd
Twilight Blue
boost valve, k&n cone, glasspacks gettto rigged ram air, cracked header panel
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Brian Larkin
88TC 330,000 miles
Slightly Modified

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