painting your engine/color selection



painting your engine/color selection

Postby grumpyvette » September 16th, 2012, 11:33 am

theres a good deal of info in the links about painting an engine and block prep, thats a different subject that I want to discuss here, I want to discuss Strictly color choice,
Ive used chevy orange, on most blocks and it works fine, Ive used Pontiac blue, on several engine blocks and it makes finding oil leaks far faster and easier,
I used bright yellow ,on lots of engines, but surprisingly its not easy to spot oil leaks and it doesn,t look that good in my opinion,and its especially bad if your looking to spot coolant leaks, for some reason yellow paint makes minor antifreeze leaks from freeze plugs blend in on some engines, and Ive used bright silver ,and light gray,both those two colors work surprisingly well, ford dark blue, and lighter sky blue also work, but the lighter sky blue tends to make seeing oil leaks easier.
obviously we all have options and might not even care or just go Chevy orange out of tradition, and thats not a bad choice.
whats your thoughts
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Re: painting your engine/color selection

Postby Indycars » September 16th, 2012, 12:24 pm


If it's strictly a race car, then I'm all about function. But when it's see's time on
the street, then I'm also considering how it looks. I've always used Chevy Orange
when it's a stock body car. For my TBucket it was all about the looks obviously
since I painted the engine black.

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Re: painting your engine/color selection

Postby MikeB » September 22nd, 2012, 8:24 pm

I'm troubleshooting an oil leak on an engine that's painted black. Never again! Next time it's Chevy Orange.
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Re: painting your engine/color selection

Postby grumpyvette » September 23rd, 2012, 8:22 am

yes I found silver , chevy orange and sky blue far easier to work with, I used to use school bus yellow but Ive come to avoid it as its very difficult to spot coolant leaks on that color
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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