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    what can i do to make my carbs look as nice as the rest of motor? anybody painting them, pix

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    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.....



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    You can try these guys. I've always had good luck with them.

    http://www.customcarbs.com/CarbShopCoating.htm

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    there's a company that sells the spray paint to restore them to look just like they came out of the box! ...check them out

    www.eastwood.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebo View Post
    You can try these guys. I've always had good luck with them.

    http://www.customcarbs.com/CarbShopCoating.htm
    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.

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    rattle can job ...........needs new paint every season

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    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.

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    thanx for all the replies. not sure what im gonna do. might just clean up an wait til nxt year an get them coated or something

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    Eastwood sells all the paint to restore them to look new again.C & J Eng. does mine when they freshen them up for me but I like the OG look for my stuff.Nice Pictures

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    Has anybody noticed a performance change after painting a throttle boy? There is a reason I ask!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ol guy View Post
    Has anybody noticed a performance change after painting a throttle boy? There is a reason I ask!!!
    not I said the blue carb guy ...........whats the reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebo View Post
    You can try these guys. I've always had good luck with them.

    http://www.customcarbs.com/CarbShopCoating.htm
    that is awesome, how much $

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    CARB SHOP in Ontario CA

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    Quote Originally Posted by WELLER View Post
    that is awesome, how much $

    Don't know what they charge to paint/coat them. I have only had them go thru some carbs for me. (no paint) Call em'

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