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07-23-2010 10:09 AM
Shecky thank you very much, ya it took a while to figure out how i wanted to do them, turns out the old school guys had the best way.
07-23-2010 07:39 AM
CompassLimited Wow, very precise job with the lettering.
07-20-2010 12:57 PM
Shecky haha thx guys
07-20-2010 12:33 PM
IronWoodca Shecky,

I like your style

07-20-2010 09:12 AM
Cherokee Nice job Shecky, looks great!

- Cherokee

07-19-2010 02:53 PM
Shecky Hell ya I would! Just mail the parts,paint, and beer LOL
07-19-2010 12:29 PM
IronWoodca Shecky, That looks cool.

If I send you my parts will you do them in Silver?

Just kidding
07-19-2010 03:29 AM
Shecky finally fished the cover by adding color to my letters

06-25-2010 11:13 AM
CompassLimited Nice job Shecky. Looks like you need more rain to finish cleaning the engine bay.
06-10-2010 11:29 AM
Shecky well thats good to know it would push the dipstick, ya its been raining here every couple day so i havent has a chance to finish up with the lettering and then cleaning up the engine bay
06-10-2010 10:32 AM
Cherokee I was just asking because it looks like it's everywhere. I had that happen in my Compass after an oil change at the dealership. They overfilled it by nearly a quart, and, thankfully, in the Compass, if that happens, the dipstick will pop up to help relieve the pressure rather than have seal problems, so that just looked all too familiar as I had oil ALL over the engine bay, lol and hoped that wasn't the case with yours!

- Cherokee

06-10-2010 10:21 AM
Shecky of course thats oil, isnt that where its supposed to be?

haha it was raining the day i put the cover back on the engine
06-10-2010 09:49 AM
Cherokee Looks good Shecky! Just one question, though, is that oil all over the place?

- Cherokee

06-05-2010 01:13 PM
Feel for life gotta love that red under the hood !!!!!!

Try to do the letters with a red 2 cents !
06-01-2010 02:16 PM
Shecky So this was my saturday project

05-29-2010 07:51 PM
Shecky well i started on mine today ill post pics when i hit 15 posts haha
05-28-2010 07:30 AM
Cherokee I'm just seeing this for the first time, too, and I agree, that looks fantastic! Another great mod idea! Mine would look great in silver!

- Cherokee

05-26-2010 10:38 AM
Shecky that looks really cool!
09-17-2009 02:35 PM
Jay P great work guys, def will keep this one in mind for the future
09-09-2009 02:12 PM
Feel for life Sometimes she does (probably for the same reasons as you.........) ..........but again I have too much time on my hand........started work day at a time.........
Woman..........can't live without them..............
09-06-2009 06:52 AM
CompassLimited Question for you Ffl does your wife think you are nuts?

Mine does, but not for painting the engine cover.
09-05-2009 02:34 PM
Knightfall Both those paint jobs look great. I like the first one a little more because how the area with writing was left black. Good job on both of them though. I may have to do this sometime myself since it's not exactly a high budget addition.
09-05-2009 06:16 AM
shmup-o Jeepster2, I don't think it matters at all, as most Calibers and the 2.0 Compasses/Patriots don't even get an engine cover any more. If you're serious about getting rid of it, I wouldn't mind it! I'd pay for shipping!
09-05-2009 05:08 AM
Jeepster2 Nice job Guys, and no disrespect to what you have done, but can that "hell's helmet" engine cover be discarded without adverse effect? I don't like it, and would surely throw it away if it doesn't hurt anything. If it is needed, then I'll probably paint mine silver.
09-05-2009 04:51 AM
CompassLimited Looks like Ffl got another hole in one. Nice job.
08-31-2009 07:41 PM
umpire410 Very cool!
08-31-2009 07:09 PM
Feel for life Well not to out do my friend CL......

Here is my version of this mod.......

Couldn't find shades of green in heat proof paint.........I think it came out pretty good...............the letters were made with a simple black permanent marker directly on the red paint.........
08-16-2009 02:26 PM
CompassLimited Elbow grease.

Actually I like Liquid Ice from Turtle wax. It is the only wax product I have found that you can use on flat black car parts that does not leave a white residue. I keep one applicator just for the engine bay which I wash after each use. I also wear a disposable surgical glove when using this stuff cause when you get it under under your fingernails its imposs......WHOA now I'm giving beauty tips.

I just keep applying Liquid Ice and wiping it off until things look clean under the hood. A little bit of Ice goes a loonnngggg way!

If you think you might some day paint your engine cover do NOT apply it to anything you are going to paint.

This will actually cross over to the Thread I started in Aftermarket Accessories / Parts under What products do you use to clean, polish, protect your car? when I get off my lazy rear end and take some photos.
08-16-2009 02:07 PM
Feel for life CL,

Speaking of cleaning the engine bay......what would you recommend ?
08-16-2009 12:05 AM
smokey01 I knew there would be a catch somewhere. I hadn't considered the intake, being such a pain it was to install, but that might look really good too.
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