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Old 05-27-2009, 04:56 PM
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Cool Engine dress up questions

so I have been working on cleaning up my engine bay and making it look really, so atleast one part of my car does lol. anyway i had some questions about parts.

I wanna get new radiator hoses that are either colored or braided stainless. more or less i wanna get inexpensive without totally sacrificing quality. any ideas? i was looking at the blue silicon hoses at TAS auto.

I have seen them for other cars but not the accord. does anyone know if i can purchase accessory belts that are colored? blue preferably. alternator and power steering.

also does anyone reccomend anything that would make the engine just generally more appealing? resevoir caps, painting, etc.

thanks!
 
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:15 AM
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Maybe over in the Appearance forum?? I don't know, I've never looked for colored belts. Check places like Summit Racing??
 
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paint your valve cover blue
 
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first off, don't do color hoses. It will look like crap. I like to call them clown snakes. First thing to do, is clean it. Clean it very good. A few painted items won't hurt, fuse cover, a few plastic pieces, valve cover. Then go for a few stainless hoses. Leave all others stock and black, just shine them up a bit. You can get a nice battery tie down, rad cap, dipstick, etc. Just please, don't make it look like a smurf threw up under your hood.
 
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Originally Posted by JimBlake View Post
Maybe over in the Appearance forum?? I don't know, I've never looked for colored belts. Check places like Summit Racing??
I've looked everywhere and no luck but thanks. I was gonna do the appearance forum but im assuming none exist lol.

Originally Posted by accordkid16 View Post
paint your valve cover blue
actually gonna try purple for that. previous owner had it this ugly chipping green lol.

Originally Posted by dfaulkner View Post
first off, don't do color hoses. It will look like crap. I like to call them clown snakes. First thing to do, is clean it. Clean it very good. A few painted items won't hurt, fuse cover, a few plastic pieces, valve cover. Then go for a few stainless hoses. Leave all others stock and black, just shine them up a bit. You can get a nice battery tie down, rad cap, dipstick, etc. Just please, don't make it look like a smurf threw up under your hood.
alrighty i was thinkin stainless for radiator hoses. i did do my vacuum already in blue silicon but it doesnt look bad. yeah it needs cleaned good lol lots of road dirt and i've already got some things painted i just need to do some touch up and color matching. thanks for the help.
 
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:09 PM
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HKS or Mugen makes a blue colored timing belt, that's about it.
 
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