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RalleyRed

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Can you do it?

Is there a high temp clearcoat?

How do you keep your intake and other aluminum parts clean if you can't use a clearcoat?

Thanks guy's

Rick
 

BigRed

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Yup I painted my plenum/intake manifold/Valve covers/and Thermostat cover with a silverish paint then clearcoated it.

It looks GREAT! just go to a respectable engine shop they should be selling it there.
 
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RalleyRed

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Big Red,

How many miles have you put on it since you clearcoated it?

I take it , that it's still holding up well.

Thanks , I will make some call's Tuesday.

Rick
 
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Every (carburetor-type) intake I've ever seen that's been cleared has turned yellow/brown from the heat, gas stains it, and it looks pretty bad after a while. Brake cleaner is very effective for cleaning gas stains from natural aluminum manifold surfaces.
 

BigRed

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Everything looks fine for now and Ive put on about 3000 Kilometers. My intake manifold only has a brownish tinge to it because Dust and dirt around the thermostat housing loves to collect there and its a real PITA to clean out (Small grooves) other than that everythings cherry
 

69MyWay

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1969 Killer Shark
I have seen it go both ways. I spray my engine stuff with clear coat out of a gun. The same clear coat that you spray on the outside of the car. There is a BIG difference over spray paint from a can. I have not had regular exterior grade clear to turn yellow. However, I have had spray clear to yellow over time. It takes several years for it to yellow, and by then I am usually tired of the car anyway and ready to do something different. The ultimate way to go is to have it powdercoated clear. I had my roll bars done this way on the 69 and they look like they are wet all the time.


Good luck with it.
 
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RalleyRed

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Chris,

Would I have to dismantle the motor to have it powdercoated with clear?

If I have it cleared I'm thinking it could be done as a complete motor.

If my starter had gotten here before the week-end we would have had "fire in the hole" last night.

I should be back on the road by the end of the week
 

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