You can use 1 or 2 coatings.
How to powder coat aluminum intake manifold. How do you clean an old aluminum intake manifold. Acetone or brake cleaner works quite well then wash it with hot water with a little dishsoap mixed in rinse with hot water let it dry completely then coat it with clear engine paint satin it will look sharp and stay that way. I have a brand new intake manifold and its the natural aluminum finish not polished.
I am inquiring about the best type of coating for a vintage aluminum intake manifold. A single coating that we recommend would be our dry film. In this video i show the method i use to restore aluminum intake manifolds.
Powder coated my aluminum intake and alternator case hi gloss black. Are powdercoating or ceramic coating preferred for this type of application. I like the look of the satin finish but i hate how the pors suck up all the dirt in the air.
These are known as fluid retaining coatings and the fuel air mix as it passes through an intake manifold on a carbureted engine is treated like a fluid in motion. You can also coat the inside of the runners in an intake manifold. 32ratsass dec 10 2012.
I did an aluminum manifold in silver powder coat and it held up great and looked good with the exception of the heat crossover where it contacted the heads discolored. If i was to use the rattle can clear coat that is heat resistant for motors on it would it keep that nice new look. Coated the aluminum valve covers in a textured finish gray.
You should find jasco strippers in almost every hardware store in the usa. I am willing to ship the. This is not the most durable method but if you are looking to make your manifold.
A local powdercoater recommended jasco paint and epoxy remover after saying they had two sandblasters one wouldn t touch the coating and the other was so big it might destroy this aluminum intake manifold. Powder coating can be removed from steel parts by sandblasting.