Just did mine a couple weekends ago. Pulled em, took em apart, cleaned em, taped and painted. Just painted the bodies. I (half ass'd) polished the bowls. Sorry kinda hard to see with all the other "stuff" going on. Last time I did this I used rattle can engine paint. This time it's acrylic enamel (regular automotive paint).
After I cleaned them I was tempted to leave em bare. However, in their natural state they're not a matched set. One is kinda greenish, and the other goldish. Had they matched I would've left em natural. They looked kinda stupid so they got the candy blurple.
I need to stop snapping flash photos. My scoop tray looks like crap. Should've hit it with some polish. Hmmn carb linkage is pretty filthy too. Sigh.....
Last edited by Squirtcha?; 04-07-2010 at 06:01 PM.
Those look great Steve. Wonder how much they charge. I already had the paint left over from the engine build so I had that going for me. I would've been concerned with how long it (the paint) would last, but it was still on there real good from the last go round (rattle can engine paint).
One thing for sure though. You don't want to spray any carb cleaner on painted carb bodies. That's what I used to strip mine to clean and redo them. Takes the paint off right now.
I would've sent them my bowls for the near chrome had I known about this. They're pretty much impossible to keep polished and this process looks like it would keep them looking good.
See if you can find your color in an engine paint. I did these and they stayed painted for 4 or 5 years. Took spraying and soaking in carb cleaner to get it off. I think it was duplicolor. I was really surprised as to how well it was still sticking when I took em off.
Not the best picture.
Last edited by Squirtcha?; 04-08-2010 at 08:56 AM.