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Old 12-13-2004, 07:22 AM
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Painting an Engine Block!!!!!!

I have a 350 SB engine stripped down, just the bare block now and I used a drill with various steel brush attachments. Now the block is very clean and ready to be painted.

My question is: Do I need a primer first because it's right down to the metal? And can I use bc/bb paint on the block?

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Old 12-13-2004, 07:24 AM
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yes

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make that 1st one a no
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Old 12-13-2004, 07:27 AM
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Paint it just like you would the car. Epoxy primer, BC/CC catalyzed urethane. Will withstand any chemical you throw at it (except stripper!) and all but the hottest parts of the engine. Exhaust X-over may degrades, although it hasn't gone bad on my Chrysler yet in 5 years. Powder coating is the Cadillac finish.
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your saying I don't need a primer even if I use bc paint?

what about the heads, I know that they get hotter than the engine block?
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:30 AM
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I would like to paint my heads too.Can someone walk me thru the procedure.(new dart heads).thanks bm
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no rocket science here guys. Just use laquer thinner and wipe EVERY CROOK AND CRANNY down and make sure it is clean and oil free. Prime it. Then paint it! I use Plasticote paint out of a rattle can with good results. Its all in how clean you can get the cast iron.

The paint will look terrible on the rough casting if you don't prime!
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Let me get this straight you first have to prime (what type of primer) before the paint(bc/cc)?
Because I talked to other friends and they said you do not have to prime. Thanks for taking the time to read this JM.
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