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Since it has been unseasonably warm here in the North East I decided to take advantage of the weather and finally get around to painting my engine covers and related parts. I also decided to paint and install the B5.5 Cowl Cover and Battery Cover which I bought 10 months ago.
Getting the Cowl Cover in was a PITA but the end result looks good. Here is how it all turned out.











 

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I just did the TL in the last couple days .. the Passat a couple years ago .. in all actuallity its easier to keep clean painted.







Great job on the white .. looks great
 

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looks good.
best of luck keeping it clean.
LOL..Thanks, I figure it won't be easy but since I'm pretty much a fanatic about my car I'll do my best.

As for Purplezr2 question about how to do this job. There are many threads in here about taking on this job where you can find excellent info which helped me out while doing the project.
Check out these threads:
http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=208004


http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=177680


http://http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=202805

I used a spray paint especially for Plastics (Krylon Fusion). It worked well but you have to clean the parts VERY well before painting.
I sealed the paint with Spray Polyurethane.
 

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I just did the TL in the last couple days .. the Passat a couple years ago .. in all actuallity its easier to keep clean painted.






NICE! I actually referenced your posts and pics on the subject before and while doing mine. :thumbup:
 

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As a reformed V6er, I'm impressed!
What is even more impressive is the fact that your cover still has the VW emblem intact.
I take it you used Audi "5V" valve covers? My 2003 had different covers (center was different too - it had V6 30V).
You do need to see about the coolant reservoir - I think some people have fited the driver side cover from the A4 3.0 engine bay.
 

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As a reformed V6er, I'm impressed!
What is even more impressive is the fact that your cover still has the VW emblem intact.
I take it you used Audi "5V" valve covers? My 2003 had different covers (center was different too - it had V6 30V).
You do need to see about the coolant reservoir - I think some people have fited the driver side cover from the A4 3.0 engine bay.
Thanks
Actually the covers are the ones that were there when I bought the car, I'm quite sure they are the stock ones. The VW emblem is still in tact but the clear laminate on the outside is starting to go away and the black around the outside of the circle is starting to chip as well. It may need to be replaced soon.
As for the coolant reservoir, I hear ya. I would like to cover it and the A4 3.0 engine bay idea is a good one. Anyone have insight into if this actually will work for a B5 and what if any modification will need to be done for fitment?
 

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I know someone on here did the 3.0 cover - I don't think it required extensive modifications, but I'm pretty sure it was a B5.5.
Fortunately the W8 already has a cover on that side, and the top of the coolant reservoir is black.
 
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