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  1. silver03
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    So not being one to pass up an opportunity for better performance and increased hp, I picked this up last week wanting to pick up the extra 5-10 hp that these are known for. To get closer to that 10-hp gain, I think it might need to be refinished. I do not have a small powder coating unit for that would be ideal! So, do I scuff and rattle can and call it a day? Ideas? Hope you enjoyed the satire... e9fa70b733428991ba5bdb0278883c22.jpg
     
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    I think to wring the maximum HP gain, it has to be a bright color. Quality of the finish is secondary. Rattle can it pink or safety-lime.
     
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    If you're gonna go through with painting it, I wonder how that would look painted body color. I'm sure Welle or someone could get you the Subaru yellow in a spray can. And with the engine bays never actually matching the exterior, the paint match wouldn't have to be perfect.

    That or just redo it in black and call it a day. Would be a lot easier to "maintain"
     
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    A can of bbq grill paint. You can touch it up fresh each year for the Cars and Coffee season. For an extra 2 hp, go with a smoker paint instead of grill. Happy tuning!!
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    Man, I hope that engine bay doesn't hit 2000 degrees.
     
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    The color of the car is sonic yellow...it’s hott!
     
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    If I didn't know your car was sonic yellow I would say grab the cherry blossom red paint from grimmspeed but I second what krazylegz said either do yellow or just black.
     
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    Sticker bomb for actual HP gain...
     
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    Haha. And clear coat over the top for longevity.
     
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    Going with the black. Before I do anything I want to check the patina against the rest of the underhood.
     
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    You know what they say...
     
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    In the end, just ran out of time to respray before the cold set in , so just installed.
     

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    Crinkle?
     
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    ?
     
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    It almost looks like crinkle finish paint in that photo. Looks like it is called wrinkle finish...I would have sworn it was called crinkle finish.

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    Stupid images...
     
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    I like crinkle finish on fries, so why not? 52d39d6dccd5934bb49baed4188e54c5-1000x1000.jpg
     
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    One of my favorites!
     
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    Those do have the wrinkle finish on them.