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· Dos XX
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Well, I am thinking of painting my motor to match my boat. Does anyone have their motor painted/ powder coated? Can you post some pics? Can't decide what I want to powder coat and don't want to powder coat.

I am thinking of going with a Candy Green to match the green on the boat. Right now I have a 575SCi with a chiller on it.

Thanks in advance for the ideas.
 

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use automotive paint, the good stuff.

my last boat engine I did 2 coats primer, 3 coats color and 2 coats clear.

when the engine was rebuilt the paint stayed on even after the hot tank cleaning.

here is a shot of the latest one, done the same way. Dont fall for that high heat BS, the outside of the engine block gets no hotter than the water temp.


 

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dont have a pic, but clean the block real well, primer/sealer (PPG DP40) based mine with a nice red, and layered about 8-10 coats of clear, the block looked wet until it went away (She died!), now a rattle can does the job just fine, kinda like spending a grip of cash on a prostitute, cant trust her and she will not be around forever! ( bad analogy!...but you get the gist of my thought process!:D)
 

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Well, I am thinking of painting my motor to match my boat. Does anyone have their motor painted/ powder coated? Can you post some pics? Can't decide what I want to powder coat and don't want to powder coat.

I am thinking of going with a Candy Green to match the green on the boat. Right now I have a 575SCi with a chiller on it.

Thanks in advance for the ideas.
I use Duplicolor engine paint. It has some ceramic stuff in it, has a nice gloss, seems to be very durable. On top of that, they do have some candy colors, silver base and multiple coats of the candy color. I only did one that way, candy red, and the guy still has not run the engine so can't say how well the candy holds up compared to the regular colors I normally use.

With a very clean block, I don't use primer.
 

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Powdercoating is great on the naturally aspiratrd stuff because you dont have to worry about any plastic sensors or dissasembling throttle bodys, exc. Remember that powdercoating does not let heat escape, it retains it.Food for thought.

I used PPG acrylic urethane, no hardner on my motors with the color being black crystal pearl to match the boat.The pullys were reanodized pewter silver. Took me two full weeks.
 

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A little color strategically placed can certainly enhance the motors appearance. Here are some of mine, I used to have the cover plates on the inercoolers powder coated purple as well but the last time I had the motors apart the powder coat guy couldn't get em redone within my schedule and I miss that additional color on the motors.
 

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