View Full Version : Painted some Parts Version 1.0

01-20-2010, 03:34 PM

Oil Pan, Motor Mount Support and Acessoiry Bracket. Its a baked on enamel. My first time painting really, so a few drips but overall not too bad if I say so myself. Cleaning it was a effin bi*** though.


Avant Nate
01-20-2010, 08:36 PM
Did you scuff it and primer?

01-20-2010, 08:39 PM
doubtful there is primer under that baked enamel lol.

01-20-2010, 09:39 PM
Very nice. Awaiting version 2.0. [:D]

01-21-2010, 11:17 AM
It is scuffed up (just from cleaning it I scuffed it up plently), and I had bought Zinc Chromate Primer, but never used it. I cleaned it all up with degreaser, and assorted steel brushes and steel wool. Cleaned it all of with Acetone, then painted it and baked it for 2 hours at 300F. The pictures do mild justice, it looks better in person. Nothing I found backed up using a primer, and like it or not this is stuff noone will see, the only person who will notice the details I am doing will be a mechanic of some sort. I just have a lot of free time to waste on the details.

Very nice. Awaiting version 2.0. [:D]

Indeed. I can't wait, getting my block in a matter of weeks. Painting the block black, and all accesories gold. Thinking of painting bolt heads gold too, but I doubt I would find a strong enough paint to survive putting it on, let alone a bolt that is constantly played with. We will see.

02-16-2010, 07:07 PM
Oil Pump Gear
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs218.snc3/22564_306670379233_504729233_3491327_2517997_n.jpg http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs238.snc3/22564_306670384233_504729233_3491328_1597748_n.jpg
Power Steering Pump, Pulleys and Bracket

Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics, my camera got busted from my house! [mad]


02-16-2010, 07:10 PM
how are you painting in this cold weather? inside?

02-16-2010, 07:27 PM
Looks nice son

02-16-2010, 07:35 PM
Yeah....no way I could be doing this outdoors.....I think the fumes are making me high, or I am just going crazy from not driving my car.


02-16-2010, 08:05 PM
Gold eh? Ballin!

Nice touch terra

02-16-2010, 09:59 PM
Looks pretty good, how long did it take for you to remove all this ive been meaining to change my "fan clutch?" i believe its called (only unpainted part)

02-16-2010, 10:14 PM
Yeah the only reason it isn't painted is because it's a viscuous (fluid) clutch. And it works with temperature, in my head painting it would affect its operation, if someone tells me other wise though it's going gold! LOL. It's hard to say how long it took because this whole assembly was already off my car. But I shouldn't be too hard, the whole fan/clutch part is only held on by one bolt located directly behind the fan pulley. I would imagine you would have to take the front bumper off, and that to me would be the biggest part of the job.