Old 2nd June 2009, 19:06   #1
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Painting an engine block and more

I have bought a car that has an engine that needs an overhaul, so I decided while I was having the engine out, I wanted to paint the engine block as well.

Question is, how do I paint the engine block? What sort of paint do I need?

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Old 2nd June 2009, 21:34   #2
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A quick Google search looks like it's about the same clean/scratch/prep/paint/repeat process as it takes to paint any other metallic surface (A very dirty, rough, greasy metallic surface that gets pretty damn hot), though common sense easily tells me you'll need special heat/grease-resistant paint for this kind of a job...

I don't know if any stores like Autozone or Pep Boys sell any engine block paint, but I do know sites like Jegs sells ceramic engine block paint...What car do you have and what color are you aiming for?

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Old 3rd June 2009, 01:18   #3
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Engine paint.
It's made for high temps and is available almost anywhere.
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Old 3rd June 2009, 15:27   #4
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After you get it clean enough to eat off, wipe er down with "Final Clean".
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Old 3rd June 2009, 16:17   #5
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I live in norway. Customizing Chevys isn't very common. It's a 79 Caprice with a 76 350 Engine. I am lucky though. My girlfriend is bringing me new valve covers from the US when she's coming here.

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Old 3rd June 2009, 21:06   #6
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Why would you paint anything under the bonnet?




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Old 3rd June 2009, 23:55   #7
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You wouldn't but under the hood is a different story.
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bonnet is the english word for hood
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a boot is the trunk, a lorry is a truck, a spanner is a wrench and the parts littering the road usually come from British cars
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Old 4th June 2009, 07:39   #10
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Just some house paint should work. If it melts it'll buff right out.
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RoH, is the expression "Spick&Span" also from English? it means something is physically clean, right?
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DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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bonnet is the english word for hood
I think that's the point; Unless it's got an American engine, like say an AC Cobra/Shelby Cobra, there's nothing worth painting under the "bonnet" of a British car...

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Hey man, your car industry will very soon be like ours.

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are you kidding?

what about aston martins? uhh... are there more english cars? too dumb to remember
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RoH, is the expression "Spick&Span" also from English? it means something is physically clean, right?
Yep. It combines two nouns that are now obsolete, spick, "a nail" or "spike," and span, "a wooden chip." In the 1500s a sailing ship was considered spick and span when every spike and chip was brand-new.

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Hey man, your car industry will very soon be like ours.

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Ford is expanding production, knowing that liberals running GM and Chrysler, even with a 30 billion dollar taxpayer boost is doomed.

Meanwhile Chrysler and GM are forming a joint project for a new fuel efficient prototype that has 3 horsepower, gets 1000 miles to the gallon. It's called the Anal Intruder! It doesn't really go anywhere. It just makes you walk faster.

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Play it safe

To be safe, hire a professional painter.

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Re: Play it safe

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To be safe, hire someone who does painting in Washington DC for a living.
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