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Primer on engine?

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by captain cj, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. Dec 29, 2005
    captain cj

    captain cj Member

    Crystal Beach...
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    Does anyone use a primer on thier engines a friend of mine told me to prime it but could not remember the correct primer for heat. I have never done this but if someone makes a good heat resistant primer it would probably be a good idea. What are your thoughts.
    Steve
     
  2. Dec 29, 2005
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

    Albertville, AL
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    The block is already rough, theres really no need to prime it.
     
  3. Dec 29, 2005
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member

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    They do make engine primer, should be in the section with the enamel engine paint at the parts store. I used it on my L226, can't hurt to prime it. I believe the paint in general should last longer with a primer coat, but certainly can't prove it.
     
  4. Dec 29, 2005
    jd7

    jd7 Sponsor

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    I saw an article in Hot Rod Magazine years ago about it saying that you should use primer. Wish I knew where it was. I never have used it because of temps and wondered about a high temp primer. I have had an engine builder tell me that he painted their engines the color of the car if the customer brought him the paint he used primer and told me that modern paints were durable for the temps that engines generate.
     
  5. Dec 29, 2005
    Rondog

    Rondog just hangin' out

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  6. Dec 29, 2005
    Uncle Jeep

    Uncle Jeep Snow in the desert??

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    VHT makes primer as well as engine enamels. You can but VHt stuff through Summit catalog
     

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