Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: N.W. Washington
i've got two aluminum intakes that i painted orange, and the first one is perfect, but the one thats on the car now has a couple of little stains, from getting carb cleaner on it. both have seen gas spilled on them from jet changes, and the gas never phased the paint. but a couple of big drops of carb cleaner on the one on there now messed up the paint a bit, but it still actually looks good. i think carb cleaner is just particularly nasty. i think they clean up way better as well, but i did it purely for the stealth look of the factory orange paint. all i did was cleaned them real well, with brakleen, then sprayed a pre paint cleaner on them. after that just a couple coats of duplicolor chevy orange and all is good. i think the main issue is clean clean clean, as with any paint. hope that helps
1968 rs with an old school 354" SB2.2 pump gas motor.
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