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Old 07-31-2013, 02:16 PM   #1
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Painted upper intake.

Hey guys, im tired of the bland non painted upper intake. Question i have is can i paint it with spray paint? Or do i have to get it powder coated since its aluminum
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:33 PM   #2
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Hey guys, im tired of the bland non painted upper intake. Question i have is can i paint it with spray paint? Or do i have to get it powder coated since its aluminum
I'm pretty sure you can use VHT spray on it. Just make sure the can you're buying says engine enamel or I believe you could even use caliper paint because that's also good up to 9000 degrees
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:48 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure you can use VHT spray on it. Just make sure the can you're buying says engine enamel or I believe you could even use caliper paint because that's also good up to 9000 degrees
9000 DEGREES!!! Do brakes even get that hot?! And thanks. What is VHT spray?! Can i buy it at autozone?
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VHT is just the brand of one maker. They have others that make it too. You can get it at autozone, pepboys and just about any other auto parts store here's the VHT website

http://www.vhtpaint.com/
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Sobers right. That's just one of the main brands. I bought this stuff from autozone for about.. $12 I wanna say? Something like that. But Oops, typo. I meant 900 lol



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Sobers right. That's just one of the main brands. I bought this stuff from autozone for about.. $12 I wanna say? Something like that. But Oops, typo. I meant 900 lol
I was gonna say lol do they still get 900 degrees? Uhm will this paint have any trouble adhearing to the aluminum?! Do i have to primer it first?
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I was gonna say lol do they still get 900 degrees? Uhm will this paint have any trouble adhearing to the aluminum?! Do i have to primer it first?
I don't think so lol. Only if they're seized they start getting hot. And I do not believe it will as long as you do all the proper prep work. Primer is not necessary but doesn't hurt I suppose
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I don't think so lol. Only if they're seized they start getting hot. And I do not believe it will as long as you do all the proper prep work. Primer is not necessary but doesn't hurt I suppose
So i should obviously get all of the dirt and grease off it first but what else needs to be done
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So i should obviously get all of the dirt and grease off it first but what else needs to be done
Yeah definitely do the prep work. The cleaner you get it before you do it the better it will be and longer it will last. No need for primer just make sure it's extremely clean and would wont have a problem.
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You can paint the throttle body. Just cover it up properly.
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I used caliper paint on mine.
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Not trying to jack your thread, but while we're on the topic I figured I'd ask how to clean really badly corroded manifold? Cuz I'm sure the paint wouldn't stick to it..
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I would use a good wire brush on it then just blow the dust off.
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I used caliper paint on mine.
That's a beauty... Did you use a brush for the blue? Do you have any pics of it on the engine itself?
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I would use a good wire brush on it then just blow the dust off.
Alright. Cuz it's crazy bad, I've never seen one in this kinda shape haha
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Alright. Cuz it's crazy bad, I've never seen one in this kinda shape haha
Mines pretty bad too.
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That's a beauty... Did you use a brush for the blue? Do you have any pics of it on the engine itself?
Thanks. Yea I used a brush on the whole thing sorry the picture is kinda dark. I'll get a better one tomorrow.
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Thanks. Yea I used a brush on the whole thing sorry the picture is kinda dark. I'll get a better one tomorrow.
Thank you for a new idea! Just paint the whole engine lol
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Thank you for a new idea! Just paint the whole engine lol
Yea man. Go for it. I had the motor out so I figured why not.
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Yea man. Go for it. I had the motor out so I figured why not.
Oh you had the motor out.. That explains it,, can i do it with the engine in or does it have to be pulled
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You could do most if it but you won't really be able to get to the block its self. You just have to do a lot of masking off stuff. But it could still look good if you took your time.
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Get a flap wheel(like pic.) polish the lower part of the upper intake while its out and gain 5hp. Don't forget to pressure wash the intake afterwards. Yea, all about easy hp gains
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Get a flap wheel(like pic.) polish the lower part of the upper intake while its out and gain 5hp. Don't forget to pressure wash the intake afterwards. Yea, all about easy hp gains
what does that do?
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what does that do?
It is like port and polishing. But you are only polishing.Any one can polish because all the flapper wheel does is give it a mirror like finish. Air will travel faster. It creates a swirly/vortex like effect forcing more air into the combustion process. Producing more hp. The computer can do small learning curves in this area without a tune.
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i painted mine in plastidip a few months ago....so far no issues and love the finish lol

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I painted mine along time ago lol when I first bought the car


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Not trying to jack your thread, but while we're on the topic I figured I'd ask how to clean really badly corroded manifold? Cuz I'm sure the paint wouldn't stick to it..
I cleaned my manifold with busch aluminum wash they have 3 levels of strength I used the heavy duty one! Here's what it looks like but I think I'm going to now polish it with sandpaper down to the polished aluminum. Also don't get this on a cai or on your alternator and it leaves like white spots on it that I used a brush and tooth brush to rub off.

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Personally do not prefer the Ford silver rebuilt color. I Going to go back and do a orange n blue.
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Here's a good pic of mine on the engine
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Here's a good pic of mine on the engine
You even painted your valve covers!?
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You even painted your valve covers!?
Yea. Almost everything is painted.
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i painted mine in plastidip a few months ago....so far no issues and love the finish lol
I like.....Im gonna do mine. did you take the manifold off or just cover everything around?
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Here's a good pic of mine on the engine
How did you paint the alternator and ac compressor?
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How did you paint the alternator and ac compressor?
I split the alternator apart in to two halfs,and taped off the coils inside. And I just painted the compression I put tape behind the pully so I could paint the front blue ad keep the back part black.
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