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    Talking What color did you paint your motor?

    Im curious to see if anyone stepped out of the normal black and silver and went with something a little more original.

    i personally sanded down then entire block till it was smooth and went with a burnt copper metallic on the block and oil pan and valve covers since the heads polised out nice. ive also taken the valley cover and timing cover and sanded them down with 320 grit sand paper and went to town with them on the buffing wheel making them look just like billet which compliments the color really well.

    ill post pics when i get to the house tonight since there on my computer there

    but what colors and extra elbow grease did you put into your engine while it was out just to make it that much better looking???
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    pics as promised just got it painted now its time to re assemble it
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    If it's aluminum, I leave it aluminum simply because I like the look and I also don't want to inhibit the aluminum's ability to disipate heat.

    On my 6.0 LQ cast iron block however I painted it the factory orange since that was the color it is supposed to be for the car I installed the engine in I left all the aluminum as is however.

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    Heat resistant red metalic, with a heat resistant anodizing red clear over that.

    Gives it a candied look.

    I've done others in solids, blue (70's GM engine blue) red, black, gold, orange, casting gray (clean cast iron look) and I am currently working on a metalic blue one on the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    If it's aluminum, I leave it aluminum simply because I like the look and I also don't want to inhibit the aluminum's ability to disipate heat.

    On my 6.0 LQ cast iron block however I painted it the factory orange since that was the color it is supposed to be for the car I installed the engine in I left all the aluminum as is however.

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    damn that looks great FBJ ill post up some pics of how good that natural aluminum looks with some sand paper and a good polishing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Heat resistant red metalic, with a heat resistant anodizing red clear over that.

    Gives it a candied look.

    I've done others in solids, blue (70's GM engine blue) red, black, gold, orange, casting gray (clean cast iron look) and I am currently working on a metalic blue one on the side.
    I loved the blue on your 3800 that you had pics of that has to be one of my favorite colors just wasnt sure on how to get that color to pop like you did
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    I haven't but I plan on painting my block snakeskin green when I build my 512 ci lsx. Like what comes on the viper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WICKEDLS1 View Post
    I loved the blue on your 3800 that you had pics of that has to be one of my favorite colors just wasnt sure on how to get that color to pop like you did
    Thanks! The trick is anodizing clear in the same shade as the base..

    Here's the 3800 stuff.





    And this one is a carrier from my 2nd LQ1 build.




    and of course the 3-4 year project motor also an Lq1 setup for TT's..lol



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    got the long block assembled just waiting on the intake to arrive and to get the valve covers and fuels rails back from being annodized

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    Quote Originally Posted by WICKEDLS1 View Post
    got the long block assembled just waiting on the intake to arrive and to get the valve covers and fuels rails back from being annodized

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    I really like that color!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WICKEDLS1 View Post
    got the long block assembled just waiting on the intake to arrive and to get the valve covers and fuels rails back from being annodized

    Nice color. What color is that? It looks kind of like a copperish orange or something close.
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    its burnt copper metallic to be exact. have to get the oil pan off my other motor so we can paint it as well
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    oil pan painted and installed, still havent got the valve covers or fuel rails back from being annodized....
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    im also almost done with the painting of the engine bay. i just chose gloss black since it will make the motor stand out nice. i left the fender wells silver too to kinda tie it all together

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    it is finally installed
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    Looking good! Keep up the good work. The color looks great

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    Wow looks great! I'm a Chevy Orange block guy lol but I have to say this color choice will def stand out! Look forward to seeing more pics of the progress.

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    Man,, I can't say enough about how much I like that color!!

    Looks like you're making some nice progress, can't wait to here her and see her done..

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    keeping an eye on this one im pulling my moter this winter to paint a bunch of stuff and this is giving me some ideas.

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