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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-19-2010, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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So I decided to paint my fuse box cover to match the other painted parts of my engine bay. The high temp primer I used said to cure it in the oven at 200 and then 400 degrees.

Me, being a complete idiot, didnt bother to think that even though the plastic could handle 200 degrees it probably couldnt handle 400...and now its a melted pile of crap

Getting to my point, as long as I keep it clean the fuse box should be ok for me to drive with uncovered til I pick up a replacement cover, right? I always have a can of compressed air around and I can give it a wipe down as well.

I know of a self serve auto yard so I can try there tomorrow if I have time after work.

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As long as you don't drive in the rain. Because it will get wet.
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Luckily it doesnt rain here too much, but if it does I do keep a towel or two in the trunk and I would have to figure something out that wouldnt end in something catching on fire or whatever. Ill go look for a new cover asap...

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Try some saran wrap for the time being. If a towel gets wet, it will soak through. With plastic wrap, the water will roll off.


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Try some saran wrap for the time being. If a towel gets wet, it will soak through. With plastic wrap, the water will roll off.
x2. Wrap it up and tape the ends to ensure it doesn't buckle and you will fine until you get the new cover.

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The saran wrap will not melt under the hood? :\
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The saran wrap will not melt under the hood? :\
thats what I was thinking. you may opt for aluminum foil...

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I was trying to think of a way to incorporate a clear Plexiglas into this...Im pretty handy overall, even if I make retarded decisions sometimes haha, but I could most definitely build a Plexiglas/plastic box on my own, if I could be sure the plastic or Plexiglas wasnt going to melt.

For now Ill do whatever it takes to keep it dry. I was also unsure about the foil due to the electricity factor in the fusebox

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Do they sell custom covers anywhere that you know of? id really like a metal one as well...

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Id still need a normal cover, but I know ive seen a couple people with these

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I think Chris might have one laying around. Not sure tho. I'll text him and find out.




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I found some self serve auto part yards, but since they dont seem to keep inventory I just have to go there with my toolbox. (Im also looking for a new passenger side headlight since my original has gotten water in it and despite being opened/dried/sealed by me it still got some more moisture in there.

def let me know though, thanks!

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