Had A Block Powdercoated

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Slimtadder

Senior Member
I know, normally you would take it back and have the guy clean the over spray off, but put it this way I can't go 1000 feet from his place of business. I tried Paint thinner and got almost all of it off. My question is there's some (not much) on the block and I'm worried about setting the head on with the over spray on there? I'm I o. k to do this or any idea's?

Thanks
 

htrcivic96sir

Senior Member
i put APC stickers on my block......do i peel them off or do i let them BURN off :chuckleslikeBeavis: heh heh heh heh heh heh die die heh heh heh
 

SolReaver

Senior Member
Originally posted by Slimtadder@Jan 16 2003, 08:28 PM
No one answered me yet?

im assuming the paints on the block, not the paint on the car's body

paint stripper will get rid of overspray with ease,
 

SolReaver

Senior Member
Originally posted by Slimtadder@Jan 16 2003, 08:36 PM
Doesn't work, is it going to fuck anything up? Head Gasket not seating right maybe?

Thanks

No, i said paint stripper, not paint thinner. Paint stripper will take it off, it melts down the paint on cars in a matter of seconds. Go to sears and find the aerosol paint stripper, it will get it off. If for some reason it doenst, just get the block resurfaced.

And paragus, i dont help scammers either, but b16 said its been taken care of :)
 

SolReaver

Senior Member
im not an expert in resurfacing, but i really dont see why they wouldnt be able to do it without destroying the powdercoating

they just mill the top of the block
 

Slimtadder

Senior Member
Originally posted by SolReaver@Jan 16 2003, 08:50 PM
im not an expert in resurfacing, but i really dont see why they wouldnt be able to do it without destroying the powdercoating

they just mill the top of the block

Is it fairly cheap, do you know?

Thanks
 
try lacquer thinner...or paint stripper like Solreaver said. paint thinner only works on oil based paints and acrylics. i work at a sign shop. i would look deeper into what resurfacing might do because that would be alot like shaving the deck...should only be done by professional engine builders with specialized equipment. if the surface isnt perfectly flat to within like 1/100 of an inch, you will have major engine problems.
 

chevy302dz

Senior Member
Use a gasket scraper to clean the surface first then wipe it down lacquer thinner or something similiar to clean off any left over residue. Just be careful not to dig into the metal with the scraper
 

civicracer901

Senior Member
umm, I dont know but iam just asking WHY? would you powedercoat a engine block?? If its dirty just use engine cleaner? Iam sorta confused? :blink: :huh: :eek: <_< :unsure:
 
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