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#1 R32Egor

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:07 PM

I had look in the engine bay picture pinned thread but could not find a red mini with a white engine bay.

I am thinking of doing this on an MPI because the inside of the bay is so crowded that a bit of light/white around it would help the look i think. And also if the engine block itself is red and other bits shiny it would make the engine standout a bit more - what do you think???

 

Any pictures anywhere??

 

Also would you recommend to keep the subframe black or go white with the engine bay?????



#2 nicklouse

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:13 PM

so you are going to take the engine out and remove all the parts in the engine bay to paint it a colour that is the worst for showing up dirt?

 

I would leave it red and the subframe as is.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:14 PM

Personally? How I think it'd look? You don't want to know what I think :lol: :ermm:

I'd stick with the 'normal' body colour engine bay :wink:

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:08 PM

I agree with the guys above keep it body colour white will look filthy in no time. Black subframe helps hide the inevitable oil leaks!



#5 Steve220

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:19 PM

It'll get dirty really quickly. If you think there's little room, then try and get your hand in to keep it clean. I always find a neat and tidy engine bay more interesting than anything else.



#6 pinkmini99

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:46 PM

A white engine bay can look cool here a clubman bay done on a blue car
(Friends car)
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Admittedly it's not a packed as a mpi bay

I've done pink bay on a grey car

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#7 Northernpower

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:08 PM

It always makes me think the cars' had a colour change.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:45 PM

I have a white Hornet that did have a black engine bay; I painted it light grey. It's a nice cross between easy to see everything and not so light it'll show up all the crap. (I think.)

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:43 AM

the white engine bay looks nice - but as you said its not as packed as an MPI bay!



#10 Laurie

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:13 PM

It always makes me think the cars' had a colour change.


Exactly!
Now I've got a white car, unfortunately the engine bay is as well so I can confirm it gets ruddy filthy in there! Would I change the colour though? Not a chance! And that's for the above reasons

#11 MacGyver

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:11 PM

Did all my interiors (cabin, boot, inside face of doors) in black along with the roof.
The body is ermine white(matt) and I regretted not doing the engine bay in black too but after 12 years... It was black anyway! 😂




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