View Full Version : Engine painting 101

04-04-2009, 05:46 AM
1. take your stuff to the car wash
2. wash it good
3. take steel wool and wire brush and get rid of the rest of the grease or use a parts washer
4. sand it with 220
5. hit it with aluminum engine paint
6. let it dry
and if you do a good job, it will look like this!
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/9895/img0235i.jpg (http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/9895/img0235i.jpg)

04-04-2009, 02:27 PM
What about the exhaust manifold you painted? Is the paint heat resistant, or... do you like the smell of burning paint? (never mind the toxic fumes... that's what's expected in that territory).

And what about baking the paint in an oven after you finish painting it?

04-04-2009, 03:54 PM
tech you got most of it right but you need to wash the part with dishsoap and water to brake down any grease form slovevents ect. then rinse it good, and let it dry. then paint.

also exaust paint need to ne high heat paint (1200F to be safe)

04-04-2009, 05:16 PM
actualy thats the intake manifold they were parts off a old ford 4.9 300 six Engine. I was going to talking them to a flea market, but i said hey, why not spruce them up some?