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    Leave engine bare?

    how we doin guys?

    First off, I know this isnt a performance question, and....is somewhat about looks, which I know isnt really important, but I wanted to get your guys' opinions here, instead of DTT...(call it respect, the knowledge, the possibility of a smart ass remark ..) who knows...

    Anyway, Just had my engine Glass bead blasted, im thinking of just leaving it bare, let it tarnish over time, just keep it clean, Thought about paint...but paint will chip/crack/discolor over time.... anyone have an engine they just bead blasted and left it?

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    You'll have to do something with it, glass beading leaves the surface porous and any marks will show real bad (even fingerprints will stain surface)
    I would paint the silver bits silver and cylinders black, at least it doesn't need primer
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    You'll have to do something with it, glass beading leaves the surface porous and any marks will show real bad (even fingerprints will stain surface)
    I would paint the silver bits silver and cylinders black, at least it doesn't need primer
    I dabble in rocket science, when I\'m not picking my nose
    The other night I gave my girlfriend an orgasm, but, she spat it back at me

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    Decent engine enamels are self priming, self curing and last a long time.

    People sometimes use powder coat but the jury is still out as to whether that traps too much heat in an air cooled motor.

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    Decent engine enamels are self priming, self curing and last a long time.

    People sometimes use powder coat but the jury is still out as to whether that traps too much heat in an air cooled motor.

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    leaving it bare will look really awful in a year, glass beading makes the surface really good at holding on to things, especially paint, but it will settle for tar, bugs, oil, etc etc... best to just paint it and leave it with a cleanable surface unless you really like the smell of frying bugs and road detritus

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    leaving it bare will look really awful in a year, glass beading makes the surface really good at holding on to things, especially paint, but it will settle for tar, bugs, oil, etc etc... best to just paint it and leave it with a cleanable surface unless you really like the smell of frying bugs and road detritus

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    satin clear works too

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    satin clear works too

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    Thanks for the solid advice guys...looks like im gonna look into some engine paint....Been looking hard at the POR-15 line....Ive heard good things, anyone have experience with the POR-15 engine paint? Ive used their tank sealer with awesome results.

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