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Ok, just curious if you can paint a honda block like the domestic guys do? I meen, does it effect any heat disapation? BTW, where can I get some K20a.org stickers?
 

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yes u can paint a block
 

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use paint designed for that use. a high heat engine enamel. dupont rattle can brand works great. easy paint to use , comes out nice , and lasts. drys super fast too. why would it hurt cooling? this aint no VW bug , lol , its not an air cooled engine , lol. im just teasing , lol.
 

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Bought all the supplies but Im having second thoughts as well. Im afraid of it chipping and looking like hell after a bit. Anyone had long term(2+years) experience with this?
 

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how long it lasts depends on the prep work , not the product in most cases.
 

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Clean as a whistle. Freshly bead blasted and hot tanked block/head/tranny. Engine primer and grey enamel...
How long have you ran with these parts painted? This car will actually be driven on track and streets...
 

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I was thinking in terms of it being aluminum as far as cooling goes. And I agree on Eastwood products FOR SURE!!! I have many thing from there and they all have gone beyond my expectations.
 

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Por-15 makes an engine paint. lots of color choices. it is bulletproof.
i painted a d16z6 engine block and it's holding up excellent after 2 years with a turbo setup.
makes the block really easy to clean also!
 

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will the aluma blast in the 12 oz can really work on an engine. it says it only stands up to 250 degrees F. usually engine enamal is atleast 500.
 

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i say don't paint it. once you paint and it starts getting ugly, there's no turning back. It's more work to remove the paint.
 

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believe me. spend a little extra money and go with the POR 15 engine enamel. you paint it on with a brush. it is pretty self leveling. i hit it with a hammer and tried chipping it off with screw drivers to test it. it is BULLETPROOF!!!!
you can buy a kit. it comes with a cleaning solution and a Metal Ready spray which helps the paint stick even better.

i do not work for POR 15 fyi. i just was really happy with the results.
they make a aluminum color. and it keeps all the oil from staining the block. very easy clean up.
 
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