Engine Dressing: The TSI Lettering

Engine Dressing: The TSI Lettering

1st February 2020 Off By Yeti Admin

Engine dressing for my Yeti is a must now because she is 10-years old this year. Today I’ll do something with the TSI lettering.

The first thing I want to know is if the plastic HT leads cover that has the TSI letters embossed into it gets hot

I go for a 15-mile drive then pull over, pull the bonnet and then put my hand on the HT leads cover – it’s warm. Good news! Too hot and probably not much will stick to it, except maybe heat resistant paint for plastic, but I don’t want to pay £10 for a spray can I will only use a tiny amount of.

And I also do not want to be spraying paint anywhere near my Yeti 😮

So, from the DIY store I buy a permanent red marker…

red pen for engine dressing

I clean the area then get going…

paint letters under hood


I hate it. Even a thousand applications won’t make these letters look good.

I need another idea. 🙄

Okay back to the DIY store for a tin of model paint and some brushes.

The permanent red marker doesn’t want to come off (that’s permanent for you!) so I have to paint over it

use model paint on engine bay

plastic red lettering under hood


I hate it. The more coats I apply and the more tacky it looks.

I need a new idea. 🙄

Walking around that DIY store for the third time today I spot something hanging in a section of signs for doors and offices and businesses.

Well well, I wonder…

warning strip under bonnet

So let’s try this idea and see if a good result can be achieved 🙏

covering the letters inside engine

modern engine bay parts

cutting engine letters

The ‘I’ looks decent so let’s carry on.

engine dressing is fun

changing engine colors

And just as some clouds gather above to see how I’m getting on (and probably to try and hinder my progress by spitting rain down on me) I finish up and step back to survey the result.

great skoda yeti engine

I am more than satisfied, especially when I think of my first two doomed brain waves 💩

Good times.

have you dressed your engine?

I am going to continue with engine dressing over the coming weekends.

Feel free to stay tuned for more modifications I have planned.

You can see what I have done so far, here: Yeti Customisation

And I am always interested to hear about your Yeti, whether customised or not.

Would you care to share and help me grow my site?

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