Sump paint

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  1. steve 35

    steve 35 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi all, just picked my sump up from the shotblasters, just wondering if anyone had any recommendations on a good quality paint to use on it prior to fitting , :)
     
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    Got my V8 sump powder-coated..
     
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    Black Hammerite, brilliant job at masking oil leaks as well! Finn.
     
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    I was gonna leave it with him to get powder coated, but think I'd rather paint it, I probably will go down the hammerite route
     
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    hammerite smooth always works for me
     
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    I would fill it with liquid first and check for leaks. I've had sumps leak after shot blasting even though they looked Ok. Just a case of very thin metal on the edges and due to corrosion.
     
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    Good idea, I'll do that , thanks, :)
     
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    Painted the sump after having it blasted inside and out, is there anything I can put in or coat the inside with to stop it rusting prior to fitting? going to be a while until the engine gets fitted, ill leave the sump off till then, or is it better fitting it and filling the engine with oil?
     
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    Just wipe it with clean engine oil or a light coating of WD40.
     
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    cooking oil works
     
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    For cooking bacon?
     
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    wouldnt want to cook bacon after its been use tbh, but it will last longer than WD40
     
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    I've used WD40 on a shell I bare metalled, lasted for a good year, no what you are saying about it though.
     

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