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    Eats rice, drinks V8. Batmobile_Engage's Avatar

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    Engine Painting

    Who here has experience with painting engine components? Since I am in the midst of an engine build, I was considering painting a few things.

    I don't think I want to paint the block, though I have considered clear coating it, if I can find a good high-temp clear coat. However, I was thinking that painted valve covers, timing covers and alternator covered might look pretty good. Has anyone done this? What advice can you offer?

    Also, what colors would be good? I was thinking of doing the valve covers red, to match the intake manifold and my Perrin FMIC tubing. (My car and engine bay is black.)

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    On a quest of STi erudition! Alin's Avatar

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    Re: Engine Painting

    Quote Originally Posted by Batmobile_Engage View Post
    It doesn't have to have a nut on the outside. Many are short, but I often try to find long ones that sometimes have a bend in them.

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    Powdercoat >> paint

    Thats about all I know.

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    Re: Engine Painting

    Prep work as well since it has to be really clean to hold paint or powder coat but yes I'd do powder coat over paint.

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    +1 for powder coat. At one point I did my entire engine with duplicolor metal cast. It was a really nice finish but it did not last long.

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