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Re: Engine color please

Subject: Re: Engine color please
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 18:08:42 EDT
In a message dated 10/09/02 3:01:17 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> My question is what is an exceptable engine paint?  Is aerosol enamel OK?
> What about temperature and oil resistance?   I painted my MGA a non 
> standard
> Jag BRG and have been kicking around a lime green motor paint.
> Unfortunately, at least for me an obvious heretic, this color is not
> available.  Maroon is sooooo common.  So any advice?

My Twincam race engine and street Mk 2 coupe both have red engines, but what 
I have often done over the years with some of the race engines I've built is 
to use 'Rebuilder's Grey', which is light enough to show oil leaks (important 
in race engines!), but otherwise looks very like a raw cast iron casting 
would look, if beadblasted. Looks like metal but isn't.

Something you might like to look at.


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