DO NOT USE SIMPLE GREEN
Originally Posted by jokerchief462
Clean with a degreaser simple green or something similar. Mask off what you don't want painted. Auto parts stores have a specific spray paint for engines in many colors. Have some fun be creative with the colors. I went black no problems two coats. I also used an aluminum color on the intake trans and transfer case.
to degrease just before painting. It will leave a residue that can allow your paint to bubble and peel. Go to a professional paint supply and buy a can of prep degreaser and cheesecloth. OR go to home depot and buy a can of MEK Substitute
and lint-free microfiber cloths and wet the cloths with the MEK and wipe down your surface prior to painting. Let it dry completely before you start painting. I highly recommend using a "Direct to metal" primer or Self Etching Primer on any surface prior to rattle canning it.
80% of any paint jobs longevity is determined by the prep work. Don't skimp on the prep or you'll pay the price later.