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    ok i got the GB heat shield. now i cant decide if i wanna paint it t-red to match my car or just put a clear coat on it. your input please!
    -Jon
    99 SVT Contour T-Red. #2437 Sold 11-18-14
    08 Mazdaspeed3 Crystal White

    R.I.P Scott Frost 4/27/07. I will never forget you.

  • #2
    T-Red, itll stand out in the car and add some flava.

    Itll still be noticable. Be the first!
    2013 Performance Blue ST2
    Tint/E-Focus RMM/RLTuning Hood Struts
    OLD: 2000 Mercury Mystique, ED Molded Bodykit, Lots of Custom Mods

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    • #3
      yay im doing it. make a note of that
      -Jon
      99 SVT Contour T-Red. #2437 Sold 11-18-14
      08 Mazdaspeed3 Crystal White

      R.I.P Scott Frost 4/27/07. I will never forget you.

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      • #4
        What type of paint is good for a heatshield? High temp paint? Is primer needed?
        Chris
        1998.5 Black Ford Contour SE 2.5 V6 MTX
        1988 Rosso Red Merkur XR4Ti 2.3T I4 T5 MT
        1982 Candy Flare Blue Honda CB650SC Nighthawk

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        • #5
          I would say Yes and Yes! Prime is going to help the paint stick to that aluminum service. It's not a bad idea anyway, since a can of primer is ~$3.00, and it takes 10 minutes for a coat to dry.
          Then use a high temp paint. Your engine coolant temps get up to 210F, so it's putting of a lot of heat under that hood.

          Mark
          2004 Mazda 6

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          • #6
            Yeah, I just thought that putting primer down would defeat the purpose of the high heat paint or something. Do you need high heat primer to match?
            Chris
            1998.5 Black Ford Contour SE 2.5 V6 MTX
            1988 Rosso Red Merkur XR4Ti 2.3T I4 T5 MT
            1982 Candy Flare Blue Honda CB650SC Nighthawk

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            • #7
              i reccomend using adhesion promoter too with painting on metal.
              ~Ryan
              2012 Subaru WRX
              1999 T-Red SVT Contour #1701 / 2760
              OZ Ultraleggera 17's, BAT Kit, MSDS, BAT High Flow Cat & Y-pipe, B&M Short Throw, Taylor Thundervolts, Green filter, Pudmunkie heat shield

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              • #8
                yep i found that out the hard way
                -Jon
                99 SVT Contour T-Red. #2437 Sold 11-18-14
                08 Mazdaspeed3 Crystal White

                R.I.P Scott Frost 4/27/07. I will never forget you.

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                • #9
                  SVTJON87,
                  Did you ever end up painting your heatshield? If yes, how did it come out?

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