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A4_2.8tuner
07-10-2007, 11:43 PM
decided to redo the intake manifold in black wrinkle paint...i think it turned out pretty good! definitely a nice/inexpensive mod.

sorry for the crappy pic, the camera is goin down the tube
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/b5europaa4/mypictures009-1.jpg

NorCal1.8T
07-10-2007, 11:48 PM
duuude, that looks pretty sick, and damn your engine bay is cleen!

A4_2.8tuner
07-10-2007, 11:51 PM
duuude, that looks pretty sick, and damn your engine bay is cleen!

you should see it in person haha...for right at 100k miles, it looks brand new haha[:D][:D]

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/b5europaa4/mypictures001.jpg

NorCal1.8T
07-10-2007, 11:54 PM
wow, dude i give you props it doesent look 100K miles old. I think im going to go out there tommorow and start my little project on my A4's engine,lol.

gotaudi
07-11-2007, 12:12 AM
I insist on a DIY how to instructions.... I want to do this but if I mess it up and it looks shitty I will most likely hate my self.

A4_2.8tuner
07-11-2007, 12:20 AM
DIY instructions? ok here goes hah

1. pickout spot you want to paint
2. go buy wrinkle paint from local auto parts store
3. clean area that you want to paint
4. shake can
5. spray 3 fairly heavy coats, 5 minutes apart
6. let sit for a few hours
7. consider yourself a badass cause you are done and it looks super sweet

azndrunk74
07-11-2007, 12:43 AM
How about a DIY of how your got your engine bay so damn clean?? haha

GR-RALLYE
07-11-2007, 01:05 AM
simple green

Euro-Tuner
07-11-2007, 04:39 AM
I took my valve cover off last night so that I could wrinkle paint it...lol

agentsmith988
07-11-2007, 04:53 AM
is that i golf club?

A4 Effort
07-11-2007, 06:35 AM
^^ yeah, where can i get the DIY on the golf club hood support??

Engine DIY: Simple green, elbow grease, a couple hours, and a few busted knuckles.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f91/Undertow27/P1010018.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f91/Undertow27/P1010019.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f91/Undertow27/P1010020.jpg

docurley
07-11-2007, 06:41 AM
Very nice job, do they do the paint in blue by any chance?

4ringAR
07-11-2007, 06:50 AM
looks sweet! the red "V6" looks really nice too.

as others said, super clean engine bay! im going to have to try some simple green sometime.

offroader1006
07-11-2007, 06:53 AM
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that looks greasy compared to the OP's pics

mike-2ptzero
07-11-2007, 07:42 AM
DIY instructions? ok here goes hah

1. pickout spot you want to paint
2. go buy wrinkle paint from local auto parts store
3. clean area that you want to paint
4. shake can
5. spray 3 fairly heavy coats, 5 minutes apart
6. let sit for a few hours
7. consider yourself a badass cause you are done and it looks super sweet

Shouldn't it include a step to bake the paint after spraying since it is meant to be sprayed on thick? I guess doing the part still on the car could mean running the engine a little between sprays.

nizmosx
07-11-2007, 08:19 AM
He isnt powdercoating, just spraypainting. no real need for the heat. If the engine is warm when you do this, the paint may bubble and not adhear properly. I hope this wrinkle paint is high heat rated. =)

looks great man.

A4_2.8tuner
07-11-2007, 08:21 AM
Shouldn't it include a step to bake the paint after spraying since it is meant to be sprayed on thick? I guess doing the part still on the car could mean running the engine a little between sprays.


yeah, i imagine you could heat the part between coats. i didnt heat anything when i did it and it turned out great...but it was about 85-90 degrees outside when i was doing it also.

A4_2.8tuner
07-11-2007, 08:29 AM
He isnt powdercoating, just spraypainting. no real need for the heat. If the engine is warm when you do this, the paint may bubble and not adhear properly. I hope this wrinkle paint is high heat rated. =)

looks great man.


there are a few other people who have done this and havent had a problem with the heat. i also already had high-temp heat paint on the intake manifold, before spraying this on...so hopefully that will help out a little.

A4_2.8tuner
07-11-2007, 08:31 AM
Very nice job, do they do the paint in blue by any chance?

i'm not sure. they may. i know they do red and black. its made by Krylon, so i imagine you could go to their site and check it out. [up]

gambit
07-11-2007, 08:44 AM
Nice work

Militant-Grunt
07-11-2007, 08:54 AM
I'm going to do my valve cover today, the problem with wrinkle paint is that if the can was exposed to heat then the paint doesn't really retain its color. That and you virtually can't have any grease on whatever you're painting otherwise its just not going to stick.

mike-2ptzero
07-11-2007, 09:13 AM
He isnt powdercoating, just spraypainting. no real need for the heat. If the engine is warm when you do this, the paint may bubble and not adhear properly. I hope this wrinkle paint is high heat rated. =)

looks great man.

Yes it is sprayed out of a can but you spray it on very thick not in thin layers like you would with standard spray paint. Since it is sprayed on thick it takes longer for it to cure and heat actually helps.


If you dont believe me here it is from one of many web sites that explain how to use the product.



Set up your "paint booth." Heat is the key to a great wrinkle paint job. Some people recommend painting the dash outside on a nice hot day . . . but I prefer a more controlled environment indoors in the workshop. I set up on a heavy piece of cardboard on sawhorses, under two clamp-style work lights fitted with 250w infrared heat lamp bulbs. (Available at major home stores in the light bulb section.)

Another site

Heat is important for success. Heat the part to be painted until it is hot to the touch, and keep it heated for at least a few hours after painting.



Odd you would think I didn't know what I was talking about. I actually looked into doing my valve cover myself and did plenty of research on the product. Since 034 was doing valve covers already I basicly got one from them.

SoFresh
07-11-2007, 09:28 AM
I can testify, I've seen Brain's engine bay in person, it looks like he just drove the car off the car lot and it was new. Its by far one of the cleanest motors ive seen, especially for a car with 100k miles, damn, looks good bro [up]

Starting
07-11-2007, 10:12 AM
I agree with Mike. If you have the abilty to heat wrinkle finish you should. I am going to be doing my valve cover soon but will just be letting it cure for probally 2 days before putting it back on the car. I may put a heat lamp by it while I am doing other things in the garage.

A4_2.8tuner
07-11-2007, 10:49 AM
yeah with the wrinkle paint, if you apply heat, it will wrinkle better. luckily for me it was hot out when i did it, so i didnt need much of a heat source.

Ewok_Fetus
07-11-2007, 02:03 PM
So uh, where do you get this wrinkle penis paint?

A4_2.8tuner
07-11-2007, 03:27 PM
So uh, where do you get this wrinkle penis paint?

got it at schucks...minus the penis hah

offroader1006
07-11-2007, 04:40 PM
heat helps.

i had 3 coats, ran the heat gun over the valve cover after all the coats were applied for about 30 mins.