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#1 Chris M

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:31 PM

Hi all I’m in the process of removing the engine in my MPI to fix some oil leaks & repaint the engine bay. The cars colour is volcanic orange & i’m thinking of painting the engine that colour.
Does anyone know where I can get some engine paint mixed to colour code?

#2 Steve220

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 06:26 PM

Just use 2k paint. It'll work just fine!

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 06:29 PM

Hi Steve I think think that but my colour is a metallic-Pearl paint

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:44 PM

Doesn't matter chap. It'll still work :)

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:16 PM

Thanks Steve. How would I go about doing it? Paint it on or spray it & then clear coat it?

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:37 PM

From what i've seen, usually body shops do it as they then bake the paint on!



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:37 PM

You want to spray it on ideally with a painting gun, or you could use an aerosol but you will get a less superior finish with aerosol.

Ideally you'd want the engine out the car to paint as you will be able to prepare the engine better, also being able to move the engine around to get better coverage

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:46 PM

Engine will be out of the car as I’m planning on stripping it down to fix oil leaks, valve stem seals etc.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:59 PM

You can use rattle cans without a problem. Just make sure you clean the engine very....very well!

 

You can get the original Mini engine colours in 1K rattle-cans and they give a really nice finish.



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:50 PM

I found a seller on eBay that makes engine paint to colour. I’ve just ordered some item number 302654118934 though I’d give it a go

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 10:35 AM

For the longest lasting finish warm the cleaned block before you etch prime, then topcoat.

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM

For the longest lasting finish warm the cleaned block before you etch prime, then topcoat.

 

What etch primer do you recommend, and would it be the same for an aluminium head?



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 11:59 AM

Ahh - not sure about that - you may need a primer specifically for ali - on my cast iron parts I just use an off the shelf etch.




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