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Old 07-17-2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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I went to the local hardware store to get some exterior paint for the house and while waiting for them to finish my order, I noticed a rack of spray paint for plastics. Hmmm...this looks interesting....

So I picked up a can of Satin Black. Been wanting to change a few dull colors in the engine bay to something else....



Hey, I got some extra valve covers and an extra new UIM laying around waiting for a day like this.


I dug out my jug of industrial grease and oil emulsifier to clean them up real good. Then prepped for painting. This stuff dries real quick!!!



The UIM came out looking real good. Almost wanted to... oh nevermind.



Then I look at my existing throttle body and noticed that it looks nasty the way it is... ripped that one off and cleaned it up with (TOP SECRET)



And after being painted. It doesn't look all that great in the dark.




It started to rain a little bit, so had to pack things up for the night. I'll finish this up tomorrow morning hopefully. Well, I better because this needs to be ready by Mon A.M.
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Looks good Mike. I'm a fan of black under the hood.
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Looks great, but how does it hold up to getting gas on it?
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I'm a fan of black under the hood aswell. Looks good, I'm unterested to see how it holds up in that environment
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Looks great, but how does it hold up to getting gas on it?

Dunno. Prior to putting things back together, I shook the fuel lines of any excess fuel. That way the fuel wouldn't drip onto the painted parts.

I'll do a test piece to see what happens when I put fuel on it.
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I wonder how well its gonna hold up to the heat since that paint ain't made to take anything more than typical outside temperatures.
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I wonder how well its gonna hold up to the heat since that paint ain't made to take anything more than typical outside temperatures.
Guess we'll find out when the time comes eh?
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i used the gloss red fusion on my old grilles and they dealt with the radiant heat from the radiators and motor very well.
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Finally got working on it this morning...

Here'* the UIM off...



Both valve covers off....



Here'* the redesigned stovepipe that Bill Buttermore gave to me a few years ago. Have yet to have any issues since then.



And here is everything put back together...





Next project, (which I'm still working on) is my other LIM. Still in the process of porting and polishing that one. Once that is done, I'll probably paint those ones too. Nice having spare parts laying around to tinker with.

I did do a paint sample on a piece of metal. I did 2 coats and awaiting for it to dry to do the gas test...


I should gain about .2 HP after all this has been done today
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That'* a no-go with gas. It get'* all gooey and smears with your finger. But, if left alone, it will be fine once the gas dries out.
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