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Stupid engine painting question

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  • Stupid engine painting question

    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

    Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" |

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    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

    Tom - Bradenton, FL

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