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Mike S

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Engine chrome paint spray protection?
« on: March 16, 2012, 06:20:01 PM »
Just curious how a motor that was equipped with chrome valve covers were painted. I read coffee type cans were placed on the distributor, caps on hose nipples and tape (or magnet) on engine pads, but how were the chrome covers protected from overspray?

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Re: Engine chrome paint spray protection?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2012, 03:11:30 PM »
Just curious how a motor that was equipped with chrome valve covers were painted. I read coffee type cans were placed on the distributor, caps on hose nipples and tape (or magnet) on engine pads, but how were the chrome covers protected from overspray?

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Mike

They were masked with vacuum-formed plastic covers, similar to those used to mask aluminum intake manifolds.
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Re: Engine chrome paint spray protection?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 05:15:54 PM »
That's interesting and sure makes sense.
On another note, if cans were used over the distributor then is it safe to assume that the hold down clamp and bolt were also covered in over spray?

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Re: Engine chrome paint spray protection?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012, 04:05:14 PM »
That's interesting and sure makes sense.
On another note, if cans were used over the distributor then is it safe to assume that the hold down clamp and bolt were also covered in over spray?

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Mike

Yes, it's quite common to see some orange overspray at the bottom of the distributor.
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