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Old 12-20-2003, 02:46 PM
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Here's polished (alot of work) and clear powder coated. It's not as "clean" now, and I don't think the powder coater "baked" (outgassed) it enough, but it sure looks better than before....



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Bob James, thanks, that's nice. I went ahead and decided on Red\Black though and am in the process, thanks guys!!
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The powder coater will want to sandblast or beadblast it first. Part of the process. The only 'different' thing is the outgassing of the magnesium first. The coater should bake the fan in the oven for days before coating. This bakes impurities out of the magnesium so they do not cause the coating to bubble up.
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Here we go. The ever-popular before-and-after pics.

Before:



And after:

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That's what I'm after Superman, nice!

I see some hours of work in there, very sharp-

I'm getting close myself, mine should look extremely similar, but with Webers.
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Darn you guys. My engine is sitting on the floor in my garage and now after seeing all these pics i need to make it more purdy.

At this rate I'll never get it re-installed.

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My red fiberglass air shroud thingie (technical term) is kind of ratty. Can it be painted and if so, what paint works well? thanks.
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Yeah, I've got the same problem, mine is green. It's in good shape, but I'd rather it be red too.

I've seen other posts claiming it can be painted with some type of fancy 'plastic' style paint, but am not sure.

Anyone??
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Here is another shot of Mike Kast's engine bay:
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Errrrrrrrr,

Am I the only one here who thinks "What's the point?!?"

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Hi Ho .....S I L L L L VER...

Al Reed does some mighty fine polishing and powder coating.



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Errrrrrrrr,

Am I the only one here who thinks "What's the point?!?"
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Roger,

It's kind of a USA thing (for some of us) to have a very detailed and "pretty" engine compartment . I have family still in Germany and they think it is quite ridiculous to spend so much time cleaning, painting/powder coating engine components.
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My question is:

If you spend so much time detailing/painting/cleaning an engine like that, what happens after you drive the car let's say 1000 miles? Does it still look the same or does it get dirty again?
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The "after" pic was taken in its usual environment.....at least 2-3 months since last wiping, 800 miles per week commute.
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My question is:

If you spend so much time detailing/painting/cleaning an engine like that, what happens after you drive the car let's say 1000 miles? Does it still look the same or does it get dirty again?
Once a month cleaning keeps it looking good.
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The engine bay and fan look good for a long time. Just need a touch up now and then.
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Thanks Leland, I still haven't seen any pics of your car.
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