Engine styling dress up kits hoses, dress up parts and engine covers

Engine dress up kits are a simple modification that can typically be installed in an afternoon. Car shows would not be what they are if people ignored the little details. Something grabs your attention when you see a clean engine with brightly coloured hoses, polished surfaces and carbon fibre panels.

Without stripping the engine a simple engine dress up kit can completely transform the engine bay. Even a dull standard engine can be made to look impressive with a few shiny and brightly coloured components. Keeping an engine clean can be a difficult task. The engine will often leak oil, grime and dirt from the road is thrown up into the engine bay.

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Plastic painting tips for car interior and exterior.

Personalising the interior of the car is for many the first thing they do. Although aftermarket interior modification parts look nice a custom look is within reach if you are prepared to put in a little effort and paint the interior yourself.

Preparation is the most important part in any paint work. Whatever is between the part and the paint (i.e. chips, scratches, grease etc.) will show through the layers of paint.

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Getting a flip paint effect

First off we need to dispel a commonly held rumour. Flip paint is not actually 2 layers of different colour paint but a single colour which is refracted at certain angles.

It is a very special paint finish which is actually a complex and fully patented process. There are a few ways to achieve it but it certainly is not a finish you can get on a DIY basis.

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Lowering the suspension. Ride height adjustments.

Nothing looks better than a car which has been lowered – removing the huge tractor like gap between the top of the wheel and the arches.

On tracks lower is better for handling providing the track is fairly flat and smooth.

Manufacturers have to take speed bumps, uneven road surface, passenger comfort and road noise into consideration when setting up a cars suspension.

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