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High heat bright colored paint 3 75.00%
Stock coating 1 25.00%
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:00 PM
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Question Painting the Engine Head

I just recently finished rebuilding my engine head along with the gaskets. i painted my valve cover bright red with some high heat paint to be able to see any oil leaks. would it be worth its to also paint the head if i have to take it off in the future or just leave it with stock black coating the machine shop put on it???

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seems if the valve cover is going to leak, it has to leak on the head..so, if your reason for painting the VC was to see oil leaks, wouldn't it also follow that you would want to see where it's leaking?.....paint the head to make the oil show up

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Old 08-08-2011, 04:18 PM
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i was just wondering if there might be any set backs to painting the head. will have any issues with high heat paint? and what temp would the paint need to handle?
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any high temp engine paint you get at the parts store will handle it.....the head is not going to get any hotter than the rest of the engine.....210 degrees....it has water jackets in it, same as the motor, to keep it cool.......Now, with a new VC gasket, there shouldn't be any leaks...most people just paint motors and heads and such for aesthetic value....to give them a clean, new look...it's a personal choice.....
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