Painting engine and gear box

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  1. mjbjck

    mjbjck New Member

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    F68D5E11-C6E0-48DA-B382-13F2CCDDC29F.jpeg hi guys

    Just looking for some input. I’m having my engine taken out shortly as I’m having a complete internal overhaul, while it’s out I want to paint the gearbox and engine. What colour would you recommend and what brand of heat resistance paint?

    See pic as to what colour code i have my bay at the min.
     
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    AzAc54 K20 VSM EK Staff Member

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    Personally id stick with a silver to freshen it up, id imagine any high temp paint would be fine just make sure its prepped well and has enough coats of paint.
     
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    High temp silver :nice:
     
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    Is it worth trying to chuck a bit of laquer on it too? I painted mine and after a wee while it started to look a bit crap, didn't take a clean up well either!
     
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    civicx3 Drop a gear & disappear!

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    VHT isnt needed on engine covers so doubt its needed for engines. Id just give it a proper clean and leave it, less hassle, cost and dont have to worry about it coming off or looking **** after a while

    If you do paint it remember its going to need very good prep and primer as its alloy, id try polishing it before painting
     
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    I've always been told not to put paint on the head as they get mega hot! Try clean it up
     
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    Also, bear in mind, if the car is sitting for a while in damp conditions the aluminium oxidises rapidly. This can be seen in the pic you posted. Obviously, the paint will begin to flake when this happens.
    I still think it's worth doing do. Freshens up the bay.
     
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    Prep is the key, I did my block and head in black, I didn't prep it enough and it didn't look good for long, I ended up stripping it all.
     

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