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Old 12-27-2010, 01:25 PM   #1
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So i maybe im missing something but is there like a paint/body work section? If so mods please move this.My question is im pulling my motot to rebuild it and im thinking while its out to pait the heads and block.What are my options for pait that can stand up to the heat?I am not looking for something like the spraypaint you buy at advance id really like something very close to WRB. Thanks in advance.



Oh and im sure ill get flamed for this but whatever it aint your car
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:52 PM   #2
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http://www.por15.com/ENGINE-PAINTING...ductinfo/EPKA/

i suggest the aluminum color. this will just keep the block and head looking brand new. painting an engine colors looks tacky some times. go wild on the valve covers and the timing cover! nothing looks better than a super clean block and a crazy colored valve cover. and powder coat the intake mani wrinkle black.
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Old 12-27-2010, 02:06 PM   #3
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yeah i already have that stuff in mind for the intake mani and the cold side of my turbo hot side is already red i agree with you i like the idea haha thanks
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Old 12-27-2010, 02:13 PM   #4
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If WRB is what you want... what I have done on street rods & muscle cars/show cars for years is Duplicolor Engine enamel in the lightest/nuetralest grey. then get a couple cans of Color matched WRB from Grimmspeed, watch the banner ads @ the top of the forum. its on a link every day randomly.

edit: http://www.grimmspeed.com/catalog/pr...FU7u7QodLB7ozg

Clean it all REALLY well... degreaser followed with soap water, air dry. Then spray the Dupli-color engine enamel... LIGHT coats.. 2-3 maybe 4 to get coverage. Let that dry over night. Then take your color matched facotry paint color, right over the top. Let it dry over night before handling... spray gun or the Grimspeed spray can.

One of my person mustangs has been painted using this exact method, I've put 20,000+ miles & still looks like the day I rolled it out of the spray booth.

If I ever have to pull mine in the Wagon, I will go full bore on engine detailing... I always do.

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Old 12-27-2010, 03:42 PM   #5
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^the problem with useing spray paint on a daily driver is that you are always going to spill something........it happens. then the paint comes off, or gets stained and looks worse than just having dirty raw aluminum. the por15 aluminum color paint is STRONG you can spray it with brake clean no problem.

oh wow! i was joking gona say get a bunch of G2 caliper kits lol. but they make an engine paint kit! iv never personally used the POR15 stuff but have heard ALOT about it.

http://www.g2usa.com/Merchant2/merch...roduct_Code=G4
^i have used that on calipers before and its so glossy it hurts, you can let the calipers sit in a bucket of brake fluid after you paint them and i honestly dont think anything would happen lol. the coolest thing about G2 is they will custom mix ANY color. give them a paint code, money, and your address. you paint it on pretty thick and the paint flows out smooth and you dont see any brush marks.
i would use a really good cleaner tho, the stuff in the g2 kit is normally just brake clean.LA's totally awsome is GREAT and found at the dollar store.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:04 AM   #6
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the only thing that would lift std automotive "body color" is brake fluid.

If as stated above it true, then Heck YEAH the g2 is the way to go. If they can match paint codes, I will give it a try too.. LOL.

What I listed above has been working for years no problems. As with ANY painting process the final results & durability are ALL in the prep work. The cleaner you get it the better the final results & durability.

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