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Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter / Generator adapter?
Posted by: kbryant ()
Date: December 01, 2018 10:53AM

Has anyone painted their old filter generator? If so, what did you paint it with? Engine Paint. Clear coat? Other?



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Re: Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter Generator?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 01, 2018 11:06AM

Are you talking the Gen. Adapter?

Sure... any paint will do..... Aluminum Rustoleum Aluminumprimer.so prime with





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Re: Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter Generator?
Posted by: kbryant ()
Date: December 01, 2018 11:21AM

I'm talking about the assembly where both the old filter and fuel pump are attached. Does it need to be a high temp paint since it sits right on top of the block?

I'm thinking about painting it black to hide all the oil spillage.

Kenny

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Re: Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter Generator?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 01, 2018 11:57AM

Low temp is fine.... Why not fix the leaks //seepages... super easy..





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Re: Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter / Generator adapter?
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: December 01, 2018 01:04PM

check your oil pressure sending switch for leaking. Common problem with those switches. The made in China switches, you can set your calendar by them. Every 6 months they are leaking and need replacing.

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Re: Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter / Generator adapter?
Posted by: didget69 ()
Date: December 01, 2018 03:59PM

The oil imbedded in the aluminum pores over the years will make it hard to bond paint to the part.

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Re: Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter / Generator adapter?
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: December 01, 2018 06:57PM

Best treatment I have found is bead blast and then clearcoat.

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Re: Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter / Generator adapter?
Posted by: beenzo2since71 ()
Date: December 01, 2018 07:07PM

I paint my wix filter flat black to dissipate the heat better, oh by the way the wix brand filters are made by mann now , al

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Re: Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter / Generator adapter?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 01, 2018 07:50PM

That's awesome Beenz!

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Re: Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter / Generator adapter?
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: December 01, 2018 08:08PM

beenzo2since71 Wrote:
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> Oh by the way the wix brand filters
> are made by mann now , al

Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?

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Re: Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter / Generator adapter?
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: December 02, 2018 04:30AM

Hide all the oil spillage ? the height of laziness sad smiley…. FIX THE PROBLEM !!!!

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Re: Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter / Generator adapter?
Posted by: kbryant ()
Date: December 02, 2018 09:17AM

I don't have a leak, I have shaken hands when I pour oil into the spout!

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Re: Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter / Generator adapter?
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: December 02, 2018 10:16AM

Use a large funnel smiling smiley

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Re: Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter / Generator adapter?
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: December 02, 2018 12:01PM

Wagon Master Wrote:
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> beenzo2since71 Wrote:
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> > Oh by the way the wix brand filters
> > are made by mann now , al
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> Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?

You will probably see a little of both. Often, when filter companies are bought, the buyer changes over the filter media quality to what they use. But Mann and Wix were already using similar media.

What I think you will see is the elimination of a lot of part numbers, as Mann, over the years has come up with a bunch of one-size-fits-all, which sort of average out the specs called for in different motors (by-pass pressure, capacity, etc.) to simplify inventory. We very often have to look for original spec instead of just crossing the Mann number.

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Re: Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter / Generator adapter?
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: December 02, 2018 07:35PM

I like the looks of clean aluminum and hardly ever paint it but I'm a form follows function sort of a guy. Aluminum parts on American engines in 1960 was pretty sexy stuff, a departure from cast iron or steel that needed to be painted or it would rust.

I would be of the opinion that a layer of black paint would hinder rather than help heat dissipation away from the oil filter.

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Re: Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter / Generator adapter?
Date: December 02, 2018 08:54PM

I always liked the look of this Chevrolet Experimental Corvair OHC (Overhead Cam) engine:



I've done that look on a couple engines "back in the day"


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Re: Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter / Generator adapter?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 03, 2018 07:47AM

How do I get my engine to look like that?

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Re: Has Anyone Painted Their Oil Filter / Generator adapter?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 03, 2018 07:59AM

joelsplace Wrote:
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> How do I get my engine to look like that?

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