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Old 04-20-2006, 05:23 PM   #11
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If it'* weathering, it might be a good pressure wash job, and not much else. Just be careful with the sensors and ignition stuff.

And don't blame the searching. Blame my memory.
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Here is a directory of the pictures of my Bonneville'* engine, showing the areas of paint that need to be removed! As you can see, I have replaced the engine cover already (was a metallic red color). Thanks.

http://www.lansingfx.com/bonneville
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ya that is gonna take some work to get off
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I'm not concerned about ALL of it, but I'd like to get it as close to original as possible.
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Pressure washer is the only thing I can think of.......some of it looks like it'* ready to come off to me. You'll probably have better luck on the plastic parts than the metal stuff, and the airbox and tanks might be cheaply replaced with wrecker units.
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So while I'm pressure washing, what should I watch out for on the engine? Some of the parts I may not be familiar with. I don't want to wreck anything. Essentially, is there anything I should avoid spraying?
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coils, alternator, and anything electrical like that... avoid all sensors... you might have better luck buying a new overflow tank... they are cheap
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Would this thread be the definition of "Look before you leap"????

sorry, had to say it
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coils, alternator, and anything electrical like that... avoid all sensors... you might have better luck buying a new overflow tank... they are cheap
So what is the best way to avoid these parts? Should I put plastic bags on them?
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Also, whoever had my car before me used some sort of metallic spraypaint to coat the engine and make it appear chrome? Is there a safe, non abrasive way to remove this paint? I don't want to do any harm to the engine.
I couldn't help thinking this sounded familiar, and I thought perhaps the previous owner who painted the engine was a member here.......so I did a little search.....

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=19287

Although the link is dead, I clearly remember what it looked like.
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previous owner at least you are a changed man I'm proud
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