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Cobra4me
10-15-2005, 02:20 PM
Just completed painting the hood blanket and altering to open the hood vents. just a pic.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/Robk17th/blanket10151.jpg

InfamousSVT
10-19-2005, 08:36 PM
Looks good :thumbsup:

ausie
10-20-2005, 05:52 AM
looks great :thumbsup:
I did a similar thing, opened up the vents but did not bother to put the blanket back in since it was holding water and was getting musty. With the blanket out and silver paint really wakes up the engine bay when the hood is raised. I am not sure if I will be putting it back in.

03slidewayzSVT
10-20-2005, 08:52 AM
mine holds water too. BUT I have a concern about engine heat hurting the paint on top????:eek:

tango7
10-20-2005, 08:43 PM
That looks good.

Cobra4me
10-20-2005, 09:24 PM
where have you been Tango ??

InfamousSVT
10-21-2005, 12:39 AM
Here's what I did to mine! :D


http://www.svtcobraclub.com/forums/vbgarage.php?do=getimage&id=417

wvmystichrome
10-21-2005, 08:40 PM
Just completed painting the hood blanket and altering to open the hood vents. just a pic.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/Robk17th/blanket10151.jpg
What kind of paint did you use? I have been looking to do this to my Mystichrome Cobra and painting the letters in Mystichrome. Just wondering. I looked for a high grade fabric paint but low and behold you can't find it in black. Then Wally World changed paint brands so I really don't know what will work best. Loved the job you did on yours keep up the good work. :)

Cobra4me
10-21-2005, 09:35 PM
What kind of paint did you use? I have been looking to do this to my Mystichrome Cobra and painting the letters in Mystichrome. Just wondering. I looked for a high grade fabric paint but low and behold you can't find it in black. Then Wally World changed paint brands so I really don't know what will work best. Loved the job you did on yours keep up the good work. :) I painted the hood blanket with high temp flat black spray paint (4 coats=2 cans) and then used small brushes and painted the "cobra" with a lacquer (sp) I have ordered flex trim to finish the edges where I cut it. I guess the base coats of high temp paint made it easier to paint and not soak into the blanket. I folded the vent flaps up under the blanket. I just wanted the option in the future to be able to close when needed.

Cobra4me
10-21-2005, 09:40 PM
Here's what I did to mine! :D


http://www.svtcobraclub.com/forums/vbgarage.php?do=getimage&id=417 Jason just noticed your hood prop is gone and you are using struts? to hold up your hood. How is that working out. And btw yours looks awesome. But IMO I would have put the retainers back in the holes all around just my .02

decar
01-15-2006, 10:51 PM
I have an 03 Red Vert 10th Anv and I want to do my liner. Did you remove the liner before you painted?? I was going go remove mine, but the edges were flaking and parts of it are glued. If you removed yours are there any tips you can give me? I am in New Hampshire and I figured doing the liner would be a good winter project.

ausie
01-16-2006, 06:29 AM
Use care when taking the plastic clips out since the liner is easily damaged when removing them. I ripped the corner of mine off by accident so it remained off. I have not noticed any damage to the paint at all from heat of the engine. One thing I did notice without the blanket is that the supercharger can be heard when not under boost and is much louder at WOT. :D