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Re: Who has painted their engine?
when i put together my gti hybrid engine i meticulously cleaned and preped the block and head. only after bead blasting, some time with a wire wheel, and a dremel with several attatchments was i able to get the outside perfect enough to paint. the color i used was FORD DARK BLUE (keeps the pistons under the hood better than those gm colors).
i will not have any pics until i get the truck out of winter storage, but it turned out great. if you do not do the proper prepping, the paint will just flake off over time and it will look like $hit.
the valve cover and oil pan were bead blasted, rust proofed, and painted with several coats of dupont gloss black.
some people say that painting an engine will increase the operating temp, but since i had also upgraded my cooling system, mine runs cooler than stock.