Painting an intake

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  1. oldkimmer

    oldkimmer FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Whoodja use some kinda silver or chrome type. My buddy wants the intake LD340 to look awesome again. Kim
     
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    Like this !

    Get it cleaned up then a coat of auto body Gray primer surfacer. Then I have been using 2003 Dodge Caravan Silver Metalic in the Basecoat Omni line by PPG. Then Clearcoat over the silver basecoat with a good quality automotive clearcoat. 2 coats, will stand up to oil and gas.

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    And side shots of painted cast iron intakes. Basecoat / Clearcoat paint

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    • pishta

      pishta I know I'm right....

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      glass bead it and then clearcoat it. Itll get it lighter than cast but itll sparkle. I kinda like them engine color.
       
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      • RustyRatRod

        RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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        I used Rustoleum hammer tone silver on mine. Looks real good.
         
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        • str12-340

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          I think that you would find that clearcoat will yellow over time in an engine bay. Whatever you use as a color, use engine paint. I too favor engine colored manifolds, but there are a few silver engine paints, even one from chrysler I think (1950s Hemis?). you could always polish the manifold, but it's a pain to do and an even bigger pain to keep nice.
           
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          • krazykuda

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            I like to paint mine engine color so it looks like the stock cast iron manifold and you have to look close to notice it's an LD340....
             
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            • 89on35s

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              I used bright silver VHT engine paint from Canadian Tire on mine. It turned out great. You can see the difference between the painted intake and the thermostat housing I forgot to paint.

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              • Matts440

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                Same as others VHT silver engine paint for me too.

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                • sireland67

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                  Painted my LD340 engine color.

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                  • TheGrateRonzini

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                    I like Alumablast 9D5F9400-35ED-48B7-969A-1EA4C7753031.jpeg
                     
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                    • '63GT

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                      Krylon used to make 'Dull Aluminum ' that looked great. Like above.
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                    • CudaChick1968

                      CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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                      It's been so long since I had a FABO job come in that I'm laughing right now. But I'm still a diehard!! :D

                      Paint it ... and it might last a few months. Do it once and do it right, and it will look new for decades.


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                      • '63GT

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                        Gorgeous looking stuff !!
                         
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                        • Grumpyoldman

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                          • CudaChick1968

                            CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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                            Oh Steve, that's WONDERFUL NEWS about your grandson!! :thumbsup:

                            I'll be around whenever you're ready.
                             
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                            I’m super happy with this stuff

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                            • oldkimmer

                              oldkimmer FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                              My buddy had it painted with Some kinda high heat aluminum paint. I’ll get pics tomorrow. Kim
                               
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                              oldkimmer FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                              Here ya go

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                              • K.O. SWINGER

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                                I will have to agree with Cuda chick if I cannot get the desired look with carburetor cleaner and a wire brush I would definitely move towards powder coating very durable very hi high end finish

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                                • Princess Valiant

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                                  Try epoxy primer on the bare metal before painting. The primer helps the color stay more consistent, longer and prevents peeling.
                                   
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