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    Engine Bay Improvements?

    I have been entering some local car shows and noticed that what wins is engine covers, wire loom, flames and crap like that. I absolutely refuse to do tacky things that are in your face. I love the subtle clean look. But I want to get more attention at car shows. I have done a lot of wire tucking and hiding among many other things.
    So far I was thinking I need some sort of radiator cover. maybe made out of aluminum? I also am going to get a black strut tower brace with pretty titanium bolts sometime in the near future.

    Any ideas?




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    I love the polished stainless bmr radiator cover I got, I think one would look good in your bay. Then these along with that:

    http://www.emblempros.com/inc/sdetail/1249/796
    http://www.emblempros.com/inc/sdetail/1249/601

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    The only thing that I would really do with your engine bay is cover up the gaps up front between the radiator, core support, and bumper. I like the subtle clean look as well, unfortunately shows are won with loud cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicMan View Post
    I love the polished stainless bmr radiator cover I got, I think one would look good in your bay. Then these along with that:

    http://www.emblempros.com/inc/sdetail/1249/796
    http://www.emblempros.com/inc/sdetail/1249/601

    I like those covers especially the radiator and bumper support cover. I think I would get them powdercoated black though, might be to much for me.
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    - !wire mod for the wire loom over the passenger front wheel.
    - polish the ac condenser, although you have to do it some what frequently
    - polish the brake lines out of the abs block
    - paint the grooves and series II 3800 on the upper intake
    - relocate some of the grounds

    Those are the ideas that cross my mind....
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    Radiator support is a must for sure, if possible some fresh paint or at least some clear on the radiator support and strut towers would make it look shinny

    Quote Originally Posted by Seppo View Post
    - !wire mod for the wire loom over the passenger front wheel.
    - polish the ac condenser, although you have to do it some what frequently
    - polish the brake lines out of the abs block
    - paint the grooves and series II 3800 on the upper intake
    - relocate some of the grounds

    Those are the ideas that cross my mind....
    Great ideas hell that gives me something to think about.
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    Maybe get some kind of carbon fiber/polished battery cover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullit_70 View Post
    Radiator support is a must for sure, if possible some fresh paint or at least some clear on the radiator support and strut towers would make it look shinny



    Great ideas hell that gives me something to think about.

    I would like to get that all repainted and shaved that would be ideal. I also like the idea of carbon fiber. Maybe a carbon fiber radiator cover with other carbon things to match as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silversixx View Post
    I would like to get that all repainted and shaved that would be ideal. I also like the idea of carbon fiber. Maybe a carbon fiber radiator cover with other carbon things to match as well.
    Carbon fiber is always a good thing. If i ever get a black camaro or change to black everything would be in carbon fiber of if my car was just about any other color than pewter colored carbon fiber. lol
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    Just finished polishing my ac condenser, abs lines and radiator support brackets, this stuff is awesome!

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    There's no more stuff to polish in my engine bay But I do like that polish for quickie stuff, blue magic and mothers mag & aluminum polish is decent too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicMan View Post
    There's no more stuff to polish in my engine bay But I do like that polish for quickie stuff, blue magic and mothers mag & aluminum polish is decent too.
    same here so I started polishing my work bench and every things else in my garage haha
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    I prefer Mothers Mag & Aluminum polish. Eagle One doesn't cut as well or shine as well, but it's easier to use since you don't need a rag or pad to apply it. I used Mothers on my OEM aluminum driveshaft since my car is down, leaned it against the wall of my garage, and have had a few people go WOW NICE DRIVESHAFT! until I tell them that it's stock... lol. For a mirror-like shine, wetsand it with 600, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000, and 2500 grit sandpaper, then hand polish/buff with Mothers.
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