[V8] Engine Trim

Coleman, David David.Coleman at blackrock.com
Wed Apr 16 17:46:53 PDT 2008

I'm with tony. Silver only. Painting the whole thing may end up deteriorating with heat and pressure washing and solvents andwhat-not.  

If I ever reinstall mine, I plan to either apply a thick strip of tape and carefully cut out the letters, or just get patient with a fine brush.  Either way I'd probably clear over the whole thing. 

Another option instead of cutting the letters out of the tape strip might be to use a bench sander and knock off the tape that way.  Might be a good idea to have a practice piece to experiment with different tape types. 

----- Original Message -----
From: v8-bounces at audifans.com <v8-bounces at audifans.com>
To: Scott Simmons <indischrot at gmail.com>; V8 Audi Fans <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Wed Apr 16 20:29:20 2008
Subject: Re: [V8] Engine Trim

I like the black allen bolt idea. Never thought of that before. As for the 
paint, it depends on how perfect you want it. I'd say the black then silver 
would be thte best looking. But, for simplicity, just silver would be 

The "missing screw" that's pretty funny. Wonder where you'll find the rest 
of them?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Simmons" <indischrot at gmail.com>
To: "V8 Audi Fans" <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 12:56 PM
Subject: [V8] Engine Trim

> All of the original screws for the spark-plug-wire covers have broken.
> Dealership prices them at $15, each.  Anyone have any home-made ideas
> for tasteful looking bolts to replace them?  I just have some metric
> bolts and washers but am thinking of maybe some black allen-head bolts?
> Also, the silver lettering on those covers has started to come off.
> Best way to repaint?  Paint everything silver, then mask the letters and
> paint the background black?
> The OE "phillips head" nuts that hold down the front of the big air
> cover were always missing and I never replaced them.  Yesterday, while
> fiddling around under the hood, I found one sitting between the jump
> post and purge valve.  It's been there for at least 18 months.  I never
> saw it and it never fell out.  Huh.
> ~Scott S. 

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