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Old 09-11-2007, 04:55 PM   #1
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Hey guys I was thinking about painting some things in my engine to make it stand out more. But I was wondering if anyone who has done this to show some pics so I can get a idea on what color would look good.
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I am rebuilding my N/A series 2. I took the time to paint the block, heads, timing chian cover, water pump, valve covers, lower and upper intakes, and the engine cover. The block, heads and water pump are all dark ford blue. The valve covers are the Duplicolor Charcoal Metal Specks with the Blue metal specks as an accent in the groves. The lower intake and t-stat housing are the Blue metal specks, the upper intake it the Charcoal Metal Specks, and the engine cover is the charcoal with the the ribbing and "V6" done in the blue. I also cut the ribbing out for a more unique look. This color combo turned out REALLY NICE. I was blown away with this paint. It adheared tp the plactic with no prepping at all (except for cleanong it) The Charcoal Metal Specks have a textured feel to them. Once I get my motor fully assembled, I will take some pics.
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Pete...TFC has done this on his 94 and there should be pics around..until he posts them up.
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here is my old school 95
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here is what I am doing currently on the 00
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A big pile of money and someone willing to polish that much surface area.
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After painting my first Bonneville'* engine, I realized I liked the more "stock" look, so my current 94 is pictured below. I used aluminum paint for the aluminum, black to freshen up the black, and cast iron on the valve covers and various other parts, including the coolant and washer fluid bottles. It is very clean and doesn't hit you in the face.

The best way to paint things on your engine is to remove what you are painting, though I was able to get A LOT without removing anything (I used a brush). Use engine clear coat after the color to help protect it more.

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