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    My large engine cover (plastic big thing with the BMW badge on) for my 316ti compact has a few scratches on, a new one is a little expensive and given a used one will probably have more scratches than mine i have thought our spraying it ???? Has anybody done this to their plastic engine covers, and if so does it look ok ?
     
     

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    loads of people have them painted!
    type your engine number into google and click images and im sure you'll get a few ideas!

    just be sure to use a paint that can take the heat of the engine!

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    I can assure you if you type in "bmw n42" into google it won't be pictures of coloured engine bays you see

    Don't google it mate, you'll be paranoid.

    At the end of the day it's a piece of plastic so yes you can spray it and aslong as it's not some loud colour it'll look fine.. are you thinking just repsraying gloss black?

    I'd say get yourself some wet and dry, rub the whole engine cover down so it's smooth.. then give it a quick "key" with some medium sanding blocks then a couple of coats with plastic spray paint.. job done, easy and it'll look fine
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    Good call, i may well do that, i just want it matt black like it looks now, but if i do one then i will have to do the bloody rest !!!
     
     

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