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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 17, 8:39 AM Thread Starter
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Painted LS motors

Getting ready to paint my 6.0L and was wondering how some of you have done this, meaning complete coverage including aluminum heads/valve covers/intake, or leaving those parts raw. Would like to see some pics done both ways if you have them.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 17, 11:17 PM
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Por15 orange
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 17, 8:25 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Painted LS motors

Thanks Jason, I'm doing a orange Chevelle as well. I can't seem to get the aluminum to polish as well as yours, thinking about painting it all.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 17, 4:08 PM
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My neighbor has a turquoise '64, with an LS engine painted to match and it looks great. And its something different.

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It's all new in the pictures but after 3 years and 1900 miles it still looks shiny.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 17, 9:07 PM
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Can't really see the orange engine anyways once everything is installed.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 17, 8:36 AM Thread Starter
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Can't really see the orange engine anyways once everything is installed.
Nice 69 Jason, thanks for the replies.

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 17, 7:47 PM
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Por15 orange
Mine looks just like this too. I just like orange. Aluminum block is painted, aluminum heads and oil pan are not. Figure heads are something I might swap and nobody is going to want to buy prepainted orange heads. It also helps break up the paint and looks less like a sloppy paintjob.

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 17, 1:00 PM
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Re: Painted LS motors

Im in the same boat, mine needs to be cleaned and repainted. Someone sprayed it
in black with a can and its peeling due to lack of prep.

Im thinking of painting heads and block same color of car and buying some nice cast aluminum
valve covers along with an aluminum intake. I will try and paint the brackets to match the cast
aluminum possibly. Still contemplating it all...
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DE1620 Duplicolor chevrolet orange, rustoleum primer/paint hammered silver on the covers, rustoleum semi-gloss black on the fasteners.


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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 17, 5:46 AM Thread Starter
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Looks good Jeff

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 17, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Here's what I ended up doing, all the aluminum parts were going to require a lot of polishing to look good, so I decided to just paint it all, after a couple light coats of epoxy primer. Also painted trans as well.IMG_0761_zps0b1n0ojh.jpg Photo by MikeSStroker | Photobucket
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 17, 11:52 PM
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Here's what I ended up doing, all the aluminum parts were going to require a lot of polishing to look good, so I decided to just paint it all, after a couple light coats of epoxy primer. Also painted trans as well.IMG_0761_zps0b1n0ojh.jpg Photo by MikeSStroker | Photobucket
IMG_0749_zpszgqdnreg.jpg Photo by MikeSStroker | Photobucket
That looks good, very close to the color I'm going to paint mine.

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