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For complete coverage of the bare engine bay, we used three cans of gray primer, one can for each side of the bay and one last coat to finish it off. We started spraying at the top of each fender and worked our way down until we met up with the crossmember. We repeated the process on the other side, maintaining a 10- to 12-inch distance while laying down the paint. At this point, we decided it would be a good idea to let the primer coat dry overnight before attempting the final coat.