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Not exactly maintenance, more of a beautification...(powdercoating)
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Re: Not exactly maintenance, more of a beautification...(powdercoating)
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2006, 12:36:36 PM »
Hey I decided to find out exactly why that bolt at the back of your intake manifold is there. On mine I have a fitting for the vacuum pressure to be routed to the brake booster. Yours is an import so I'm pretty sure the booster on the car yours came out of used an electric pump... or so I've heads on forums. So you just have a plug. I'll be using this pressure line for my Tacoma brake booster I guess.  :)

These guys over at Lextreme were discussing pipes and various fitting around the manifolds: http://lextreme.com////forums/showthread.php?t=977

Here is the breakdown of the US version that I put up.
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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2006, 02:28:03 PM »
Can't wait to get the stuff Cebby! Have you decided on any colors yet?

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Re: Not exactly maintenance, more of a beautification...(powdercoating)
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2006, 04:30:40 PM »
Gonna be dark blue, but I think I'd like the "fins" on top of the intake to be silver or polished.  Haven't decided yet.  Much of the plumbing stuff I want semi-gloss black...  I'm out of town right now though...  You'll probably see them end of next/beginning of following week...
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Re: Not exactly maintenance, more of a beautification...(powdercoating)
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2007, 10:33:50 AM »
Jeremy - how can we make the upper intake all dark blue and the "fins" silver?  Is that just done with masking?

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Re: Not exactly maintenance, more of a beautification...(powdercoating)
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2007, 09:47:14 PM »
Finally got some time to take stuff apart.  I think I have everything I want to get PC'd removed from the engine.

Smitherz - I love the look of the gloss black.  I think I'll be duping that for those parts.  Do you think PC'ing the TB is a bad idea?  Is it because of all the moving parts/sensors?
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Re: Not exactly maintenance, more of a beautification...(powdercoating)
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2007, 07:00:22 PM »
Took the parts to get hot tanked so they don't smoke too much during the preheat...  ;)  I wanted to take a pic, but of course, the digital is dead...
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Re: Not exactly maintenance, more of a beautification...(powdercoating)
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2007, 12:57:25 PM »
Jeremy - how can we make the upper intake all dark blue and the "fins" silver?  Is that just done with masking?

Intake pic:



Yep....if PC'd..I just tape it off after the base coat, then PC the transparent, pull the tape, then clear coat it all to a smooth finish! If polished, I tape fins before applying any powder, and coat everything, then pull off the tape, then clear.

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« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2007, 12:29:55 PM »
After Hot-Tanking:

Not a big change on the top of the cover...


But the inside looks brand new!


I need to order new plug seals.  Anybody got a P/N?
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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2007, 12:35:33 PM »
 :o Thems gonna be the cleanest valve covers I have ever encountered! Thanks a million for making my job 10x faster! I'll still blast them for good measure after outgassing on the preheating cycle...

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Re: Not exactly maintenance, more of a beautification...(powdercoating)
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2007, 02:19:52 PM »
Jeremy - I'm going to lay all the stuff out on my bench and tag it for what color.  Is there a good way to tag this stuff?

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« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2007, 02:21:24 PM »
Jeremy - I'm going to lay all the stuff out on my bench and tag it for what color.  Is there a good way to tag this stuff?

Just take a marker and mark on it...it all gets blasted off anyways.

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Re: Not exactly maintenance, more of a beautification...(powdercoating)
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2007, 02:23:28 PM »
How do lug nuts fare with PC and then wrenching on them?  I keep finding more stuff to PC...  Hub dials will be coming with the load also...
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« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2007, 02:27:13 PM »
How do lug nuts fare with PC and then wrenching on them?  I keep finding more stuff to PC...  Hub dials will be coming with the load also...
hmm...well lug nuts would maybe do good with clear coat...not sure about colors. If I had to do them, I would do them with a clear coat over the color. Never done them before so I really couldn't tell ya. Send the whole hubs...I can polish up your hub body and clear coat it so it won't pit up on you anymore. If you have problems taking them apart, just send them complete and I will take them apart for ya and regrease with nice new bearing grease too!

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Re: Not exactly maintenance, more of a beautification...(powdercoating)
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2007, 06:04:29 PM »
Here's most of the load.  I haven't decided what color to do the coolant castings yet.  Suggestions? (either blue, silver or black)

The cam covers and intake will be dark dark blue and the fuel rails and related stuff and nuts/bolts will be gloss black.  The fins on top of the upper intake will be either silver PC or raw and polished/brushed.  I plan to paint the plastic plug cover ridges to match (silver).



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Re: Not exactly maintenance, more of a beautification...(powdercoating)
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2007, 06:22:59 PM »
Well, silver will look pretty much like the rest, blue will match your truck, and black will make the engine bay kinda stealth.

I suggest either the blue or the black.

(Just my personal opinion, it doesn't mean much :-))
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