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Old 08-07-2018, 08:34 AM   #1
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Hi guys, whatís the best advice you can give me regarding engine preparation for painting silver, I see lots of you have done this, my engine is mucky & oily in places, I donít have enough air capacity to use a shot plaster, what good ways do people find best for removing the old crud before painting, Iíve etch primer and engine paint.
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:25 PM   #2
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My current head was covered in grease and crud, I stripped it down and the guy that did my head work left it in the parts cleaner for a while before having it ultrasonic cleaned, cane up like new!
However, if your not going to strip it down, then a GOOD pressure washer, followed by a good soaking with engine degreaser, followed by another pressure washing works well, donít buy cheap degreaser though, itís false economy, I quite like a degreaser by Chemical Guys, itís made very light work of the oil spray underneath my car from an oil leak.


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Old 08-07-2018, 12:26 PM   #3
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If you clean it up enough then I wouldnít bother with paint, however if you do decide to paint it, donít bother with VHT paint, itíll just flake off and look rubbish in a month.


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Old 08-07-2018, 04:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info guys, definitely going to power wash it degrease it, I will check out the chemical guys, I have seen that vht paint but never used it, I was once told if you etch prime a engine block first then any paint will work, thatís why people have stated to colour code there engines the same colour as there car.

I called into Helmsley steam engine rally today, picked up some de-buring tools to go on the end of a drill, Iíve not seen these before there rather smooth, not like the harsh ones.

I will have a play with these later on & see what the results are like thanks guys
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I just saturated my block with degreaser and scrubbed it with a small wire brush, then more degreaser followed by an air dry. When dry, I then used metholated spirits and a rag to wipe it all down till the rag remained clean, then painted.
I used VHT silver engine paint without primer, and 2 years later its still there.
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Cheers for that, Iíve not thought about methylated spirits Iím thinking itís going to take about 10-15 hours from start to finish, so I will start this week at the evenings whilst the weathers good cheers


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Think I might do the rocker cover black, I know everyone goes for red, I might add a bit of red somewhere


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