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Nice jobs! Engine likes being clean. What paint did you use, and how did you go back and remove the paint down to the metal in ‘Porsche’?
 

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Thanks! I used VHT's SP206 Blue Wrinkle, which is a much brighter blue than what you see in the last two pictures. The earlier pictures, without the lettering done, are a bit overexposed so are brighter than what you'd see out of the can, but closer to the paint's natural color. The lettering took several attempts to get a decent result and the final overall look was really a happy accident. Initially, I tried laying in some thicker black sign paint with a syringe, which I'd read about elsewhere. I just wasn't getting the crisp result I wanted, so decided to wipe it off and ended up with the black paint spreading across the cover and settling into the wrinkles. After some initial panic, I thought it looked pretty good, applied more and wiped/scrubbed until I got the look I wanted. I was going to give up on coloring the letters until one day I just tried a black Sharpie and it worked well enough. With my clear cover, it definitely adds some pop to an otherwise ho-hum looking engine.
 
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