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    Mesh on top of motor

    Hello

    Does anyone know if I would have to use high heat paint to respray the small mesh piece on the top of the engine. The GT has this in red and I think it looks great.

    Sorry if this has been asked before. I did a search and found nothing.

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    Re: Mesh on top of motor

    Mmmmm don't know. But if you need a good high temp paint then go for the Duplicolor caliper paint.

    http://www.amazon.com/Dupli-Color-BC...+caliper+paint
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    Re: Mesh on top of motor

    Quote Originally Posted by Audi-OEM View Post
    Mmmmm don't know. But if you need a good high temp paint then go for the Duplicolor caliper paint.

    http://www.amazon.com/Dupli-Color-BC...+caliper+paint

    That sounds like a good option for paint. I wonder how hot that mesh actually gets.

    Thanks for the advice.


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    Re: Mesh on top of motor

    I was looking at the same thing before. Great idea as long as its hi temp paint.

    Be carefull with normal paint just in case. I would not risk car fire

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    Re: Mesh on top of motor

    I think that it will be the best to powder coat it, or change it with GT one, because that mesh is not that expensive.

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    Re: Mesh on top of motor

    Quote Originally Posted by Dougy View Post
    I was looking at the same thing before. Great idea as long as its hi temp paint.

    Be carefull with normal paint just in case. I would not risk car fire

    I agree. That is my biggest concern. Maybe engine enamel paint would work. I think the paint is rated to 500 deg f.


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    Re: Mesh on top of motor

    Quote Originally Posted by Propdave View Post
    I agree. That is my biggest concern. Maybe engine enamel paint would work. I think the paint is rated to 500 deg f.
    Duplicolor caliper paint will also work no problems. I have painted on top of a PES Supercharger with this paint....no issues.

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    Re: Mesh on top of motor

    I did mine about 6 months ago and used engine paint.

    Just cleaned the mesh first and sprayed 2 coats.

    Came up perfect and has not deteriorated in any way.

    I will post a picture later today but you can see it on this clip.

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    Re: Mesh on top of motor

    Quote Originally Posted by gazza1 View Post
    I did mine about 6 months ago and used engine paint.

    Just cleaned the mesh first and sprayed 2 coats.

    Came up perfect and has not deteriorated in any way.

    I will post a picture later today.
    Quote Originally Posted by Audi-OEM View Post
    Duplicolor caliper paint will also work no problems. I have painted on top of a PES Supercharger with this paint....no issues.

    Best wishes.

    Thanks for the input everyone. Time to paint the mesh.


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    Re: Mesh on top of motor

    I did a light sanding and painted it with High Temp Paint. Masked off some Audi Rings as well. Here's a pic.
    IMG_4022.jpg

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