Small post on the paints used. I like to use several colours to give then engine some dimension, they’re only all silver from the factory as its cheaper.
I’ve used VHT paints for all the engine parts –
VHT Engine Enamel
- White primer – SP148
- Nu-cast aluminium – SP995 or Nu-cast Iron – SP997
- Gloss clear – SP145
So each part gets a 3 coat covering.
Only downside to this paint so far is the nozzles block affecting the spray pattern. So ensure you clean them off when you finish painting with some thinners.