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im sure this is the same for 1st gen and 2nd gen so might as well post it here since people visit the 1st gen side more :laugh:

our dipsticks are orange, which is ugly as hell :squint: i have a huge can of black spray paint left over from summer when i spray painted an extra set of emblem to black as a small test project. i am wondering if i can use the same ones for the dipstick? i forgot the brand of it but its primer + paint all in one can.

question is....can i jsut use that to paint the dipstick? or do i need engine paint or high heat paint for it?

also...do i have to do it like my emblem, where i have to sand it first then paint?
 

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I used high temp flat black on mine but honestly any paint should work. I always sand down the plastic a little bit before painting it.
 

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^ thanks ink :thumbsup:
 

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i used a non high temp flat black spray paint and its been good for almost a year now. make sure to tape up the parts you dont want painted such as the little o-rings and metal rod itself.
 

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i used a non high temp flat black spray paint and its been good for almost a year now. make sure to tape up the parts you dont want painted such as the little o-rings and metal rod itself.
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i used a non high temp flat black spray paint and its been good for almost a year now. make sure to tape up the parts you dont want painted such as the little o-rings and metal rod itself.
Don't paint the part that goes into the dipstick hole. It won't fit if the paint is too thick.
 

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Don't paint the part that goes into the dipstick hole. It won't fit if the paint is too thick.
That just sounds naughty. With a little lube, anything will fit.:leghump:
 

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