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Porsche Crest Fan color?

I have a green engine shroud on the 2.7 liter motor, and I am wondering if I should paint my fan (since I have it out right now) green too, or go with the red that I really want, but it might look strange.

I am also considering using a rubbing compund and spraying clearcoat for a shiny silver look too...

My engine bay is black, which was stock for the '69 T car, and I am having the car painted silver soon.

Could you guys show pics of your fans?

This is my favorite look (found on board photos): By the way, who's is this?

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Old 12-18-2003, 11:53 AM
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Silver is always a crowd pleaser. Here's the one from my '72E:
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Here is mine out of the car. I had it powder coated. It cost me $50 for all of it. I have a green shroud aswell, but my car is white. You can always paint the shroud.

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Polish that bad boy...

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Most clear coats won't stick well to the magnesium. Also, you'll need to be more aggressive than just a simple rubbing compound. To clear coat it, a clear powdercoat would be the way to go. Otherwise you need to "touch-up" the polish every now and then. I really like the beadblasted look too. Paint gets thrashed after awhile, powder coating holds up well, just adds a bit of weight and could feasibly throw off the balance of the fan if pourly applied. A polished or blasted finish will maintain a "look" longer...
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Here's my E motor with re-painted fan-shroud, fan, and v-covers.
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Cool, Vince, I was hoping someone had a green one to show me, now I know what not to go with, sorry. It sounded like a possibility though.

That polished look is real fine. I never heard of clear powder-coat before, interesting! Thanks Geof-

White is not what I'm after I see, but on some cars, I'm sure it's cool. Thanks Terry-

Kurt, on the engine I am trying to sell, I have that flat silver, and I do like it a lot too, thanks.

I'd have to say that I am now leaning towards the red or polished look now. Either way, I'm going to go with a black fan shroud.
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nice engine colors but i think the polished look is the best, i would worry with paint in the years ahead if it started to flake and chip off
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A completely different engine but I like the understated silver/black look (powdercoated).


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Porsche Crest Chrome?

It seems that guys around here don't like chroming parts for some reason, what is the deal?

That would be a great way to do this I think too.

Superman, is that powdered? FenderGuy, I agree...
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Painted fans are very nice. I took this one at a show.



How do you polish a fan? What tools do you use or is it all by hand.
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Last year, I took the time to polish the one on my smaller engine by using heavy to light grits of emery-cloth, and it looked fine except for some pitting that I couldn't get out.
Then 24 hours later, it looked strange like oxidation, so I painted a light coat of bright silver over it.

It looks OK, but not what I want for this one.
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Much elbow grease, sand paper all the way down to 2000, deep cut rubbing compound, to a final polish. Took me about 15 hours total, maybe a bit more. It's all by hand as tools won't really fit... I polished the inside of the shroud too, just not as "bright" a finish. Nice contrast. Up close you can see some light scratches but the effect works. I could get out all the scratches but the fine polish time would be a nightmare.
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Match the strap color??

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It sounds like polishing is a harder process than painting. Not to mention the time that it would be out.
Other than hand polising could Dremal tools be used to speed up the process?
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biggest problem with a dremel is access. I tried and it wasn't practical. The process is worth it tho' as you can see.
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I've been waiting for a fan thread for weeks! I just had mine powder coated silver with the housing in black. I polished the strap without removing it from the car. $60.

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Most colors look good on a clean engine. This one is powdercoated and matches the intake runners which are also:
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I am partial to the "au natural" look.



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