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#1 thom OFFLINE  

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Posted January 08, 2016 - 04:33 PM

A lot of the engine block and head on my Bolens G9 has never had any paint on them. I kinda like it that way and am thinking about removing what little paint is on the block and head and just painting the rest of the engine parts, black. What do you all think ?
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Posted January 08, 2016 - 05:13 PM

You have my permission.
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Posted January 08, 2016 - 05:24 PM

Your tractor, do whatever you want!


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 05:27 PM

I think it'd look good.


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 05:29 PM

Sounds like it's something to do! Have at it, just post some pics for us to look at!


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 05:30 PM

Paint is to protect iron from rusting but it is your tractor.  I am not a big fan of engine painting so I would say you have the right idea.  Go for it.


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 05:40 PM

Alot of the engines were 90% together when sprayed on the assembly line so mainly the exterior parts were painted originally


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 06:03 PM

Some pictures please.

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Posted January 08, 2016 - 06:20 PM

I on the other hand recommend painting the engine for rust protection as previously stated, and I would use Dupli color engine enamel paint it is in my opinion the best spray paint on the market, it lays down soooooooo nice for being a spray bomb.


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 06:28 PM

You could clean it up and spray it with a clear coat. A satin wouldn't show up as paint per se.
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Posted January 08, 2016 - 06:47 PM

The engine is a 8 HP Briggs  horizontal , so the parts I'm thinking about leaving unpainted are aluminum. Everything else will get a new coat of black and get new decals. I think I will try it and see if I like it. If not I can always paint the block and head afterwards. I will post pics.


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 06:48 PM

on my david bradley I did the block in gloss grey

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Posted January 08, 2016 - 06:59 PM

on my david bradley I did the block in gloss grey

That looks real nice!



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Posted January 08, 2016 - 07:26 PM

That's nice, Noel.

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Posted January 08, 2016 - 08:15 PM

wow jabelman that looks really good ! You wanna get rid of it?

On my DB for some reason I left the engine the way I found it except for the tank , shroud , and aircleaner .

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Like they said (its mine I did what I wanted) Everything else was cleaned and painted .

 

 






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