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Old 08-03-2013, 07:28 AM   #1
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hi everyone - got some peeling on the upper intake and want to sand and paint but Idon't know what exactly that gray is called. any ideas? thanks in advance.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:42 AM   #2
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Honestly there was not any paint on the intakes when they were new.
Someone obviously has painted it in the past. I painted mine with a high temp metallic. I think the color was engine silver but I cant recall. This is what it looked like before I sold the stock intake off my 94 . Then the next pic after that is the gt 40 someone painted grey , ill be redoing that when I get a chance but I wanna pull the engine and paint every thing.

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I guess that's why it's peeling...lol. i'll just dremel off what left. thanks
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I guess that's why it's peeling...lol. i'll just dremel off what left. thanks

If your patient enough and can take the time to do it Ive seen pple sand all the casting bumps out and polish the aluminum , its very time consuming but it really looks sharp.
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Any kind of paint will work, it doesn't get that hot. I used ordinary silver spray paint for the intake, and then plastic model paint to highlight the lettering, and it still looks perfect after two years.
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forget trying to sand it off...go to the home depot or w/e and buy some air craft paint stripper. buy the gallon not the spray can. apply it and cover the intake in saran wrap(keeps it from evaporating fast) let it sit for a few mins then scrape the stubborn stuff off with a w/e you can find paint stick, scraper blade then spray the rest off with water
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thanks for the ideas.
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I painted mine with a high temp metallic. I think the color was engine silver but I cant recall. This is what it looked like before I sold the stock intake off my 94.
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Any kind of paint will work, it doesn't get that hot. I used ordinary silver spray paint for the intake, and then plastic model paint to highlight the lettering, and it still looks perfect after two years.
You guys make me want to redo the Trickflow lettering on my intake again.
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When I did my 5.0 plaque on the top , I picked a color and painted the whole entire plate then used a roloc pad on a die grinder to polish the raised area.
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Yeah mine is the opposite. I want to paint the raised letters like I had done originally. I used vasoline/oil around the casting body and then sprayed the letters. Plan didn't work out so well when that stuff is a pita to get back off cleanly. Looked good after I spent all day on it. Not sure if I wanted to go back through the hassle doing it again lol
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