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    repainting my SC...

    i got one of the old red SC's that all teh oem paint or powdercoat??? is peeling off.
    i plan on sandblasting all the old stuff off, getting it rebuilt by jerry, and then painting it fully assembled.
    i plan to use duplicolor high temp engine enamel.
    anyone offer any suggestions on helping the paint stick real good, i will use a primer, not sure if its gonna be the self etching kind of primer , or the high heat primer.
    any other tricks?
    anyone know how hot the SC actually gets when in use.
    they have a high heat engine enamel rated for 500 degrees, and another rated for 1200 degrees...
    the 1200 states better corrosion grime chemical and salt resistance. i know i dont need 1200 degrees, but the corrosion resistance is key!!


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    With the case split, tape off certain areas to protect them....sandblast them LIGHTLY...remove the tape, clean good, then hit with brake cleaner...Make sure hands are DRY and OIL FREE, retape the areas to protect...then using the high temp paint, DUST it on...Let it flash tack up for 4-5 minutes, dust again...repeat until it is good.

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    I like to bake small parts like that in the oven, say 300 degrees for 15-20 minutes. of course it would just be the shells - no bearings, shaft, etc... Ron

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    i'm not disassembling the SC after jerry rebuilds it. so its going to be complete with shaft impeller bearings etc.
    is it ok to bake at 150 or 200 for 20 minutes??
    can the internals take that kind of slow heat up??

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    I just cleaned mine after jerry rebuild with brake cleaner and painted with high temp engine enamel SEVERAL LIGHT COATS with no bake. No problems.

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    Be sure to take pics.

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    A friend of mine sandblasted his SC and got it powercoated, it turned out great.

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    mine is a bit corroded, areas are not smooth anymore, so powdercoat would be overkill. its still gonna look used
    zach, can you check torq on a newly rebuilt SC after 10hrs??
    i will need to do this this summer

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    keith what do you want pics of??
    ugly nasty corroded SC??
    stages of sandblasting and paint stripping??
    i already did all that.
    it was ugly and a royal PITA to get off all the old paint that wasnt corroded!!
    took 4 cycles of stripper.
    2 trips to the sandblaster.
    i still need to do one more final sandblast and prep before i paint.
    that will all be after jerry rebuilds it!!!

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    powdercoat will hide some of the imperfections! I did my intake manifold for my car and it came out awsome. manifold is aluminum with welded ports and sides, powdercoating hid the welds so you cant see those waves in weldes.

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