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Old 02-16-2012, 04:00 PM   #21
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RE: Painting engines

Walt keeps a small person living in his bilges 24/7 whose only job is to paint and clean them. Labor is cheap in San Diego.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:53 PM   #22
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The boat was first splashed in Oct 2004. The engine and the bilges were repainted 2 years ago. After many years of boating I discovered the secret to having a clean engineroom. Don't use the boat.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:06 PM   #23
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RE: Painting engines

A great tip on engine painting:* Wrap your hoses and wiring harness in tin foil prior to painting.* Way easier than taping.* Just be careful of any electrical connections, like on the alternator.

Some spots will still need to be taped, but the tin foil covers way more area and is easier on curves, tubes, weird angles, etc.

I also keep an old shoe box lid in one hand to block overspray onto the engine room walls.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:33 PM   #24
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Great idea Doug!
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:46 PM   #25
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Walt - How old is that engine room? Looks like it should be in Vogue magazine. How often do you have to clean it? Wow!

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I don't know those hoses look like they may have some discoloration on them.

Perhaps a factory defect.

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Is that paint I see on some of those hoses?* I can only assume that the Cummins dealer is running low on hoses.* ;-)
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:41 AM   #26
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:16 PM   #27
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Only those in San Diego ! The rest of us though..............
* * * ** I'd bet money that Moonstruck does as I do ....Or maybe I should say "I do as Moonstruck does."
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:54 PM   #28
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RE: Painting engines

There are "cruisers" and there are "yachters" per Moonstruck ("Cruising: Fixing your boat in exotic places
Yachting: Paying someone to fix your boat in exotic places").

It appears that Moonstruck and Seahorse are yachters. Where do you fit in? Even if you are in more mundane rather than exotic places. Sometimes I wish that I could be a yachter although most of the time I enjoy being a cruiser. Maybe we should start a poll.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:10 PM   #29
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White is best.* Makes the "dungeon" brighter, and oil leaks show up well.* Easier to find what needs attention, I think.


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Old 02-29-2012, 03:52 AM   #30
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Skite....just wait until your boat is 30 odd years old, then see if white is so good...
But no offence Mark - she is a real beauty, and I'm just envious...
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:25 PM   #31
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i used rustoleum engine paint/primer on my Cats two year ago. still looking really great.
Rust protection and heat safe.
Not the same as original color but ok my boat is not so much a show horse.
The hard part was the prepping (not for me but for the dock hands i had hired to do the job...), removing rust and old paint.
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Mark, that looks fantastic!

I am going the POR-15 route. THey have an engine paint kit that includes cleaner, degreaser, etcher, POR and finally paint. I am going to brush the mounts as well and then primer them with 1-2-3.
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Mark, that looks fantastic!.
lol Mark no fair your boat is new.
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Hola everyone

I've got some corrosion and peeling paint on my twin Cummins 6BTs as well as two colors of paint. I'm going to clean them up and spray paint them with the original hideous Cummins beige. I've fixed the source of the corrosion.

Mechanic suggested I paint the engine mounts with a special paint that changes the rust into a protective coating. I wrote down the name but have since lost the paper. Any idea?

Any helpful tips?
In the UK We use HAMMERITE!!DONT USE ORDINARY PAINT IT WILL MELT
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i used all grip,worked great
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