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I found a guy locally who has an over so I could do a wrinkle finish on my custom airbox, tmic splitter and add a new color to the spt intake. I ordered Red and Black VHT wrinkle spray paint, and met with my newfound friend to use his 6 foot over to bake my parts.

After talking for 20 seconds, he makes the comment saying these are way too nice to take a chance with spray paint. I will powdercoat them for you:biggrin: So he did, and they look so awesome!

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Hanging the parts awaiting powder.



Adding powder



Hanging them outside to help the ool down time



Better photos of the finish







And yes, He is a car guy. He will be doing my intake manifold wrinkle red at some point, as well as my wheels and brake calipers. A photo of one of his toy. Notch back 347 stroker 402whp all motor



 

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I've seen people buy old ovens to do this in the backyard but a 6 foot oven is sweet. Parts look great ! I can imagine that Ford is rather quick. I was following a dark grey one today, looked like an 88 Notchback.
 

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I've seen people buy old ovens to do this in the backyard but a 6 foot oven is sweet. Parts look great ! I can imagine that Ford is rather quick. I was following a dark grey one today, looked like an 88 Notchback.
He has a 3 car garage set up for this. He said he plans to build a 30x40 building for his toys and his powder work(he stays home with the kids, wife works, he does powder on side for play money)

And yes, that mustang is quick. 100mm TB!:biggrin:
 

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Those turned out well!

I can't figure out what the best color for brakes would be. I think I'll go Silver with black writing.
 

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they turned out really nice!!!!! Can't wait to see the installed pics.

I can't figure out what the best color for brakes would be. I think I'll go Silver with black writing.
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when I had my first fxt that was psm I bought a set of brembos of of a rally sti for dirt cheap since they were beat up, had them rebuilt and repainted silver w/ black lettering. never got a chance to install them though

 

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So who did the paint for the text ? And how did they get the graphics correct ? I've always wondered how that works, paint shops around here would never do graphics. They just spray it gold and say here you go.
 

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I really wanted the intake (spt) to be wrinkle red. I might have him respray it red to match my inlet and soon to be red manifold. I have to pull the tmic and polish it up and then install all of the parts.
 

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Hmmm... might be too much red? You might like the contrasting colors
no such thing as too much red in an engine bay. There was an sti @ the annapolis subaru show that had a red intake manifold(obviosuly) plus he had the aps fmic and aps intake so there was crinkle red everywhere and it was a thing of beauty
 
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