Paint and Body How to paint 2014 hood vents?

Mycelus

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Hey all. I plan on painting my 2014 GT's hood vents. I already have primer, paint and clearcoat from Rustoleum for the exhaust tailpipes I am about to do. I wanted to paint my hood vents at the same time. Currently I have 320 grit sandpaper, primer, engine enamel (gloss) and clearcoat (gloss) all from Rustoelum.

I am assuming since the hood vents are plastic (?), I should go with a lighter grit sandpaper (friend suggested 120) and maybe a different paint instead of the engine enamel?

Let me know what your thoughts are.
 
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cbxer55

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Go to CARiD and get some of their carbon fiber hood vents specifically for that application. I have the generic versions on my Lightning. But they offer a set that is a bolt on replacement for the stock Mustang items. I'll see if I can dredge them up.
 

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Dale GTCS

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If you decide to paint, Eastwood sells a plastic part paint the makes paints stick to it. I used some a while back when painting motorcycle parts