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Whats the best paint to use for painting an engine block?

Looking to paint it black.

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i would say normall mat/satin black would do . No major heat on the outside of the block.

Still never painted a block myself. All my blocks have been newish with good paint already.

The blocks should not get as hot as the max water temp should they?
 

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Different areas of the block would get hotter than others, areas closest to the turbos and exhaust.
how hot do reckon they get? 100c + maybe? I would guess less myself and say the normall paint will be fine. But im no pro here. Anyone else know how hot it gets?
 

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just painted mine in black hammerite'smooth' looks like new but ill report on how it holds up ..
 

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Halfords sell some black high temp stuff for painting engines, in matt or gloss. Not expensive, and seems to do the job.
 
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