That's why I'm tearing into it. Can't get that close without cleaning it up. My plan is to be completely done with the engine compartment so when I move on to the rest of the car I don't have to think about it. Roadworthy... suspension.... wheels..... body and paint.While you are in there clean and scuff up the engine bay and paint it, you won’t a better opportunity than now and won’t regret it.
I like that idea, what would be the steps involved. Scuff, like what grit would you recommend, tape and shoot with what particular paint, can this be done in home shop or must it be in a booth or something seriously equipped for spraying. Curious.While you are in there clean and scuff up the engine bay and paint it, you won’t get a better opportunity than now and won’t regret it.
The automotive paint store where I get my paint will do the same and I've used them in the past. They work pretty good. Since I want to use a gun to paint, along with a touch-up gun, I've already gotten a quart of single-stage Chamonix.theres a few sites like paintscratch.com that will mix up a rattle can with your car's color.
Bravo Dan! I am sure you will never regret this part. Will look amazing and well worth the extra steps.Didn't get all the masking done but got close. Should be painting tomorrow and feeling like I've turned the corner and heading back "up" from this point on. Hopefully I didn't just jinx it!