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might sound daft but i am currently rebuilding my luvs engine and want it to look nice so ill paint the block and bits, now the question is do you need to use a primer on engine enamel on the block?

also i think that the original paint on the body work is enamel im not going to take it all the way back to bare metal just repair whats needed do i have to use enamal paint over it or can i use some other paint?

sorry for the basic questions but im attempting to get out of my rattle can flat black comfort zone!

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might sound daft but i am currently rebuilding my luvs engine and want it to look nice so ill paint the block and bits, now the question is do you need to use a primer on engine enamel on the block?

also i think that the original paint on the body work is enamel im not going to take it all the way back to bare metal just repair whats needed do i have to use enamal paint over it or can i use some other paint?

sorry for the basic questions but im attempting to get out of my rattle can flat black comfort zone!


Engine paint: You can buy engine paint in spray cans but not ideal if engine is in the car. There used to be a few makes of paint in a can but its hard to find now.
Last week I came across paint made for engines by "KBS". Its not cheap though, $52 for 1/2 litre. I painted the block in my Sport which apparently was originally black. The can says no primer is needed although its should be oil free of course. I used degreaser then pressure washed and then dried my engine. http://www.KBS-coatings.com.au to find your nearest dealer and find colours available.

for the body, find a local place that deals in Auto paint for pro advice on what you can use etc.

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Hi Mr flibbles

Go to a Bursons or Repco centre and get a can of VHT Engine enamel, they come in various colours and go on without a primer. Give it at least two coats. unlike a lot of spray cans, it goes on well but as Glenn says, best used if you have the engine out. It's also been proven that a red engine will improve your car's performance.

I used it to do the block in the yellow peril when I rebuilt the engine about 10 years ago and it's still all there.

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