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engine colour?

Postby 79_lancer » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:06 pm

Hi all,
Just curious as to what everyone's opinion is on what colour i should paint my 4g32... obviously black looks pretty good cos that's what they are standard. im interested as to what other people have done, colour wise, in the past..... was thinking of going with a red but I'm not sure if i will like how it will look...... the car is painted hothouse green.

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Postby 75glnt » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:08 pm

Silver is pure porn!! This is my sexy Saturn!

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This is to go in a yellow gb... Red and yellow go well hence the engine mounts... Gives it a sportier look also :)
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Postby A112H » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:02 pm

White :thumpsup: :thumpsup: :thumpsup:
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Re: engine colour?

Postby 75glnt » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:08 pm

Pics or ban! :P

I know you have them :ban: :lol:
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Postby 79_lancer » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:58 pm

lol, was thinking silver would look good... now i know it does :P i kinda want it to be different though and don't really want to have 'copied' someone elses idea..... the that car in the background also hothouse green??

i'm going to polish up the valve cover too....and maybe the other ally bits on the front.......

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Postby 75glnt » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:21 pm

Yep :) keen eye! It's my brothers TA torana 2 door.

And I don't mind you painting yours silver... There's only so many choices of good colours, someone else has surely done a silver one before myself :P

I'm also polishing the rocker cover, with the yellow lettering to match the car ;-)
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Postby 79_lancer » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:30 pm

Sounds good :) I mite give the red a go (seeing as I already have the paint) I can always paint over it later if I don't like it :)
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Postby 75glnt » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:31 pm

Ah... Watch doing that... I did it with my struts... Ended up with paint crack and the red came through underneath... It's a bitch to cover!
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Postby Jordan1249 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:17 pm

Mines red makes it go.faster
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Postby Scorpma82 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:30 am

Im going black on mine......was planning on coating it with header paint first to try and capture some of the heat soak....then spray wrinkle finish black over the top of that
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Postby amgis_obrut » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:42 pm

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Re: engine colour?

Postby 79_lancer » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:37 pm

:| please tell me that's a v8 in a galant or sigma?
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Postby A112H » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:59 pm

That is a Ford Cleveland in a GH Sigma (I think it is a GH)
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Postby amgis_obrut » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:14 pm

A112H wrote:That is a Ford Cleveland in a GH Sigma (I think it is a GH)


you got it mate !
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Postby A112H » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:27 pm

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Postby geezer101 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:53 pm

I think if you're chasing an old school look use something like a hammer finish paint. I'd aim for either the green or blue - IMO it gives the engine that 'old school mechanics shop' look. The hammer finish grey/charcoal gets lost in the engine bay and wouldn't stand out as well. The red...? Dunno how that'd go. Can never go wrong with gloss black. Wrinkle finish over a rough textured engine block would defeat the purpose as you'd want it to stand out (however wrinkle black rocker cover + timing cover and new nickel plated bolts and washers is the shizzle (H) ) I recently did my first ever satin extruded finished rocker cover and hit it with that coloured anodised paint (blue). It came up o.k. for a first try even though the nozzle spat a drop of paint as I was laying my final coat over it :banh:
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Postby Sparkington » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:42 pm

Pink :D
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Postby ozdusterdave » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:39 am

Late model Chrysler Blue.
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