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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-12-2015, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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engine block painting

I need some feedback on whether I should use aircraft remover on the engine block and repaint the whole thing, or just kind of go with how it looks now? The paint has chipped away a bit mostly around the head gaskets.

Thoughts and opinions welcome.
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well, seeing as how you have it all apart, I would probably have it shot peened and then spray paint it with the appropriate paint.

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You will likely find stripper to be a major PITA for that job. If you're gonna strip it blasting is the best option.

If you're going to do a clear laquer like factory you'll have to go to bare metal. If your going to do paint though, maybe just sand and feather the chips, then paint over what's there.

Either way, I'm always in the "paint it" crowd.

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thanks

looking at the shot peening stuff, seems a bit much for just getting it up and running again. I do like the feathering out the chipped parts and just go with it that way.

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What I did was cleaned up the whole motor, then sprayed the front pieces that get rock damage. The little scrapes and bruises got some sanding and cleaned with alcohol, then I sprayed some paint into the lid of the can and touched the spots up with a brush.

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I scrubbed mine with scotch-brite while cleaning it. That removed the loose paint, removed the dirt and grime, and left me a surface that was ready to repaint. I sprayed the entire engine, and 2 years later, the paint is still holding tight and looking good.
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I stripped one with oven cleaner, just trying to clean it some but it took the paint right off, so I painted it.

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Scuff,clean and shoot. I will get some guff for this but Harley makes
a silver paint for their engines ( spray bomb at near $ 20.00 ) If you can find a better paint report here.
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Scuff,clean and shoot. I will get some guff for this but Harley makes
a silver paint for their engines ( spray bomb at near $ 20.00 ) If you can find a better paint report here.
I've always had great luck with duplicolor engine enamel. The trick is to be uber gentle assembling and as soon as you get it together fire it up, get it good and hot, and keep it that way for a while. When it cools it's hard as a rock. Just don't use it on air cleaner parts and such that don't get very hot.

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