I painted the cover and all that i did was get some masking tape and tape over all of the letters. Press down on all the letters to make sure that the tape will stick. After that I took a razor blade and cut all the tape around the letters. I left just tape on the top of the letters. Then just do your thing. After you are done just take the tape off and pow. It's not that hard and it looks awesome. If i had a camera i would show you. I painted mine blue with a white coug.
definately need to prep anything properly... what you need to do is sand it so its all smooth and a tad unglossy... apply plastic prep -- let air dry, prime with hi-temp primer -- lightly sand when all dry -- then you can do one of 2 things... apply any color paint you choose and then shoot some clear hi-temp engine paint over it OR apply whatever color hi-temp paint you would like... after its thoughly dry you can take a fine tipped paint marker and color the lettering... if you follow that advice and use nice thin coats it will look totally professional and last a long long time...
I just painted the cover, will post pics if I ever get a digital camera. Anyway, it took forever to cut the masking tape to just cover the writing, if thats what you plan on doing. Grease is much faster, just make sure you put it on neatly. Looks cool though!
Yea, I found out today the easy way to do it is just but vasoline on your finger and put it and the letters. After your done, all you have to do is wipe the letters off with a towl. Make sure its not to hot outside or else the vasoline will run on you. All three ways work. Sorry I told you the long way.
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