View Full Version : Stupid engine painting question

01-28-2007, 01:35 PM
I'm getting ready to paint my water manifold. I assume that the mating surfaces (water pump, manifold to block) should be left bare?

Dumb question, but better safe than sorry [B)]


Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard

01-28-2007, 02:07 PM
I check and correct any mating surface issues before the paintwork. Clean up when the surfaces are flat and get some blue masking tape for the mating surface. This is a low tack tape so the paint on the rest of the manifold won't peel from pulling the tape. As mentioned, a clean surface will seal better than a painted one.

Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

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