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    Are plastic parts coming to an engine bay near you?

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    I've started to notice that enhanced finished plastic products are starting to hit the market. Is this the next big styling craze...or not?!?!?!?

    Is this engine bay that will be gracing a show field near you????

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    I talked with some one who owns a Challenger (among other cars).
    He said since you can't see the engine on these new cars, you might as well paint the covers.
    He was telling me about putting on artwork like this:
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    All hemis in cars and jeeps have a pretty good amount of covers, the srt cars dont and they show off their aluminum intake manifold proudly. The 2.2 and 2.4 world engines from chrysler also have a pretty good amount of plastic covering.

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    Personally I like engines where you CAN see everything better. If they're covered you might as well dress em up. But the plastic - I see that being a ricer favorite.

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    Personally I think the plastic stuff just looks tacky. When I had my black Explorer, the first thing I did was ditch the plastic engine cover. Nothing but a cheap looking PITA.
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    they may all come with plastic covers , but it doesnt take much to clean up an engine bay so you can see the engine again, plastic parts in my engine bay........ i think not
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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Its not for me but I can see how some folks could get into this stuff.


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    probably going to be the new trend at the car shows this summer......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jibber View Post
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Its not for me but I can see how some folks could get into this stuff.
    I totally agree. Some will probably think it looks clean and cool and everything matches. To me it looks like someone was too lazy to get things powder coated if that's the effect they want, and it just looks cheap and fake compared to powder coating or billet. Of course, power coating and billet can be taken too far for good taste, as well, IMHO. But to each his own. I guess it's a good thing I'm not a show judge, as I would have trouble voting for any of this stuff.
    Bruce (aka: "Stealth Fighter Pilot")
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