Originally Posted by AutoGear
The engine builder painted the gold-iridated looking Milodon 30909 (post-1986 SBC) oilpain. Just engine enamel spray bomb. I called Milodon direct and the guy said he cant recommend touching it without damaging the oilpan and "requiring a new one". Is it not actually an iridated finish; just a faux finish? Has anyone ACTUALLY gotten overspray on one and taken it off without harming the finish?
Paint stripper (dichloromethane) should do it. My Milodon pan, oil pickup, slosh baffle, and windage tray have survived several years of hot oil (inside) without the finish coming off. That's a pretty weird thing for Milodon to say.
From their Web site:
Milodon oil pans are plated in our trademark gold. Aside from a quality look, this plating is actually a military spec rust preventative. After an acid dip to to remove all surface imperfections, the initial coating of zinc is applied with the cosmetic gold applied over that. Unlike painted oil pans, this gold plating can be applied inside and out to provide a totally clean and rust free oil pan. As painted oil pans can not be painted on the inside, they will be subject to loose welding debris and other contamination.