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Old 07-09-2018, 03:56 PM
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Please move if this isn't the right section (plan on adding pics to this when I do it). Ok guys so I'm bored and plan on pulling my 5.9 Magnum degreasing it and print it along with the transmission. Now I am going to power coat the following in Plum Crazy Purple valve covers, timing cover (doing the chain double roller cloyes), intake manifold (doing plenum repair with a homemade 1/4 CNC cut aluminum plate), PS bracket, accessory bracket, and harmonic balancer. Now I want your guys opinions what color should I paint the block and tranny to look good with Plum Crazy? I thought chrome but thought that would look to gody. I don't think black would look good (maybe?). Mind you the whole truck (engine bay included) is getting painted plum crazy. I just want to get everything ready before I pull it so I don't have to make 100 trips.
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Actually, I think black would make a good contrast color.
 
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:00 PM
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Actually, I think black would make a good contrast color.
I'll ldo that with a purple tranny. Now my only problem is the only engine Paint is "Plum Purple" I wonder if regular automotive paint will work... Powder coating won't work as the powder is ok back order
 
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Nope, you need high-temp paint, or it will bake right off the first time you run it.
 
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Nope, you need high-temp paint, or it will bake right off the first time you run it.
Read this though and give me your thoughts
http://knowhow.napaonline.com/how-to-paint-an-engine/
 
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I have just basic walmart spray paint on my intake....its still there 500 miles later lol. Purple and black would look awesome, make sure to post some photos, please!
 
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I have just basic walmart spray paint on my intake....its still there 500 miles later lol. Purple and black would look awesome, make sure to post some photos, please!
I'm going to get a quart of Plum Crazy Purple (Acrylic Enamel) spray the parts with a gun (after masking off machined surfaces) and then clear it (might go with an engine high temp clear or regular clear )
 

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Read this though and give me your thoughts
http://knowhow.napaonline.com/how-to-paint-an-engine/
Now that was an interesting read. Sounds like a good plan to me.
 
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:26 PM
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Now that was an interesting read. Sounds like a good plan to me.
I may not get the whole block painted in time taking a look at it (a lot of grease build up) as I have about a day and a half to get everything done.
 
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Don't bother with it then. You just don't have enough time to prep, paint, and allow to cure.
 
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