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Shovel80
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:50 pm    Post subject: Type 1 tin Reply with quote

Some one once told me that the engine tin should be kept black to allow for max cooling of the motor Is this true and if not what type of paint is best to use for a new look
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What colour do you want? mine is Sunburst Yellow (Mazda colour) which is the same colour, and paint as the outside of the car.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The stock VW engine tin paint is and 80% semi-gloss I believe. We usually paint engine tin in a full gloss single stage black for two reasons. First, it looks awesome, and second, it makes it easier to keep clean, dust free, and if a leak develops, it's a lot easier to locate on a clean engine. I'm not entirely sure about the cooling properties of black paint, but I once read that way back when, some pigments used in some colours of paints used matterials that interfered slightly in the cooling of the tin. I'm not sure if this is true of the paints used to day, or if it's even something to really consider, but in my opinion, black just looks better.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always liked seeing engine tin painted to match the car and accesented with chrome.

36hp Doghouse fan shrouds, spark plugs wires going threw the fan shroud with rubber gromets and the coil hidden somewhere. A single weber or duals.

But tin...deffinatly looks good when matched to your cars color even if black hides muck.

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