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#1 thom OFFLINE  

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Posted April 20, 2014 - 07:54 PM

I'm curious. Do you paint engine parts before assembly or after. I like for any gasket edges to show unpainted. I always have on car and truck engines. I know most engine manufacturers paint assembled engines , with paint even on the sparkplugs. What say ye? Thanks.


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 07:56 PM

I like gasket edges natural color. Paint before in my opinion. For a restoration it seems more common to be painted after.

 

 

 

 

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Posted April 20, 2014 - 07:58 PM

On the two I have done, I have painted the engines assembled.
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Posted April 20, 2014 - 07:58 PM

    I actually do both, I give all me parts a quick coat, then do the assembly and finish the painting.  usually looks better in my opinion.


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 08:36 PM

Main block assembled, covers and accesories separate and bolt on. Wires left with orig colors.


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 08:57 PM

Main block assembled, covers and accesories separate and bolt on. Wires left with orig colors.

 

I do it this way too.


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Posted April 21, 2014 - 06:34 AM

:ditto:

 

I put the block together without any sheet metal or accessories, tape the shafts, seals ect, paint the tin seperate then assemble.


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Posted April 21, 2014 - 11:22 AM

mostly paint before.


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