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Engine Paint and Finishing


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Question Engine Paint and Finishing

I've restored a few engines and am now working on a Fuller Johnson NC. The exterior hopper portion of he engine has some pitting but nothing major. After attending some shows and looking at pics on the net I've noticed that some engines have a very smooth finish to them, they hardly look like cast iron. What is the best way to smooth out and fill-in imperfections? First thought is "bondo", but now sure it will hold up.
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Default Re: Engine Paint and Finishing

The current practice for show car engines is basically sanding so get as smooth as surface as possible folllowed by a sealer primer and then some filler primer (basically a reasonaby thick primer that will fill most small pits). That is sanded followed a color coat.

Check with a local paint supplier and make sure all the products are compatable.
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