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Old 02-10-2008, 01:11:55 AM
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ok hate to tear it down runs to good but what to make it all nice and shiny for the new year of shows?? or at least the county or state fairs who knows who see it this year
anyway the paint is old and has some nicks
my question is spray or brush
I use auto engine paint with stand grease oil and gas and heat
Now heres what i thought of is power wash it and de grease it and power wash again then either brush or spray just want to see what others think not many engine guys around here
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I don't see how you'd power wash and paint prep a complete engine without driving dirt, water, paint chips, and so forth deep into the working parts. Painting an assembled engine to look good would be a challenge, too. If you don't want to at least partially tear down the engine, you might consider just cleaning it up good with rags and kerosene and maybe touching up the worst skinned spots with a brush.
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Using Kero will dry out the existing paint. Try using auto trans fluid! There are quite a few ways to preserve an engine's appearance, check with the archives! Personally, the engine's original work clothes are more attractive than a new looking one, unless it's being put in a static display in a museum. A working engine will look used, the first time you put it to work!

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Default Re: Repainting a running engine

Yes Bob, I've done a couple that way. You can take it as far as you want, paint whole unit with brush or spray or combination. Remove mag and other accessories for better detailing or just do your best with it all assembled.
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I use auto engine paint with stand grease oil and gas and heat
Now heres what i thought of is power wash it and de grease it and power wash again then either brush or spray just want to see what others think not many engine guys around here

We call that hot mopping down here in Florida. Give it about six months to a year and the paint will be flaking off.

Take the engine apart strip it or blast it and do it the right way. If your not going to take it apart you might as well leave it old and greasy looking. Just another opinion and everyone has one.
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Thanks to all
I do like old machinery in there work cloths or orginal state i probly just power wash it and leave it alone and just restore one of my other engines wife likes them sparkly clean/ shiny
I jsut wanted to see what folks here had to say
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