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Old 25-Sep-2003, 12:08 AM
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painting the heat shield

k, so I wanna paint my heat shield (likely just flat black), but the bolts are rusted to ****, and im sure they will break upon contact.


has anyone ever attempted to remove said rusted bolts, or tried painting without removing it? (ie. covering everything else really nicely?)

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Old 25-Sep-2003, 08:12 AM
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ya, I took mine off... spray WD40 on them, warm up the manifold a LITTLE by running the engine, spray lots of wd40 on it again, and then attempt to remove them.
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Old 25-Sep-2003, 08:35 AM
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my bolts were rusted you jsut gotta work them... but not to much that they break cause then you have a big waste of time on your hands
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Old 25-Sep-2003, 07:40 PM
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thanks guys


anyone else try this before???
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Old 25-Sep-2003, 07:42 PM
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blip blip, ohh sorry I forgot you guys are using hand tools, im too used to air :P

But yeh I took mine off, they came off very easy
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haha... i guess I gotta make my way over to your place then.

Ill bring you some nice CD's.
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haha... i guess I gotta make my way over to your place then.

Ill bring you some nice CD's.

haha np rick, I got a spare heat shield if you want? came off my D16, looks brand new, no need for it if you wana paint it instead.
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save your 8 bucks for a can of engine paint then save up some more cash then buy headers...

then you dont just have painted crap parts you will have more power and believe me car guys dont respect painted heat shields
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Old 26-Sep-2003, 07:11 AM
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Originally posted by MartinGouda
save your 8 bucks for a can of engine paint then save up some more cash then buy headers...

then you dont just have painted crap parts you will have more power and believe me car guys dont respect painted heat shields

lol .... " friends dont let friends paint heat sheilds"...

j/k...

Lots of liquid wrench ( shhh.. wd40 sux...lol) and maybe a propane blow torch will free them bolts loose.. vise grips if your strip the head....
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Old 26-Sep-2003, 08:14 AM
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Originally posted by MartinGouda
save your 8 bucks for a can of engine paint then save up some more cash then buy headers...

then you dont just have painted crap parts you will have more power and believe me car guys dont respect painted heat shields
hahah.. youre right! good point.




Thanks for the tips BoOsTZeX.
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Originally posted by MartinGouda
save your 8 bucks for a can of engine paint then save up some more cash then buy headers...

then you dont just have painted crap parts you will have more power and believe me car guys dont respect painted heat shields
you are an idiot... some ppl don't like to have crusty looking engine bays... but like Honda parts.

stop making it sound like you know anything when really you are just full of ****...

Like, who was asking about what color to SPRAY PAINT HIS RIMS about a month ago, eh ********? car guys have much respect for painted stock wheels that came off some other beater right? Now just STFU and go away... your opinion doesn't matter.
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Old 26-Sep-2003, 01:34 PM
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I had a painted heat shield for 2 years before i decided to put headders on.. Its a nice touch cuz its the first thing you see when you pop the hood!! They get rusty and dirty looking really quick... The only problem I found was that I had to repaint it often, cuz it kept fadeing from the rain comeing through the bumper and all the heat..ect maybe it was the paint I was useing (leftover brake caliper paint..I figured it would take the heat and weather the best..)
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I always repaint mine in high heat silver cuz bugs and whatnot splatter on it and get caked on... little sanding, little spray paint, the thing looks good for another year. I put stainless steel bolts on there too, cuz those stock ones are ***...
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I just took mine off, now you can see my crusty header, I dont care.
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yah forsure.. Toxic, I definitely recomend what bbarbulo said about the stainless bolts... what I did was remove one, went to the hardware store and grabbed a few of them so I was all ready to finish the job... New hardware always looks nice too as well as function...
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I hope you tied the O2 sensor wire out of the way Matt... so it doesn't get crispy. I'd recommend putting it back on.
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Originally posted by bbarbulo
I hope you tied the O2 sensor wire out of the way Matt... so it doesn't get crispy. I'd recommend putting it back on.
Nope 02 wire is fine, its attached by the coolant pipe and doens't touch the header at all.

Came that way stock, meh heat shield just rattled anyways so i threw that garbage away.
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