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Busso 2.5 v6 paint and lacquer

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About to buy a 156 2.5
What would be involved to clean, lacquer and paint red detail on this this beautiful engine?
The cambelt has recently been done so it would literally be just what I can get to.
What materials would I need and how easy for a novice?
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So what are you wanting to achieve? Something like this?

That was my old 156 V6 lump.
It all depends on what you want to spend and what you want to achieve.
I used chrome effect spray paint from here
https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/...-paint-aerosol. Followed by a few coats of clear PU lacquer.
You don't really need to use anything temperature resistant, it only gets to 38 to 40c on the covers and plenum when the engine is hot... I checked!. I used antique gold spray on the fuel rails. Use plenty of kitchen foil behind to prevent over spray and you'll find it easier.
Simple tip for the raised lettering.. A steady hand and deep rouge nail polish!. A low heat and speed hair dryer works wonders on evening out brush strokes making it a smooth paint effect.

Lacquer them all up when dry... Use spare kitchen foil and autosol on the intake runners Job done, it's not rocket science and no need to spend a fortune. I'll let the photo speak for itself!
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So what are you wanting to achieve? Something like this?

That was my old 156 V6 lump.
It all depends on what you want to spend and what you want to achieve.
I used chrome effect spray paint from here
https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/...-paint-aerosol. Followed by a few coats of clear PU lacquer.
You don't really need to use anything temperature resistant, it only gets to 38 to 40c on the covers and plenum when the engine is hot... I checked!. I used antique gold spray on the fuel rails. Use plenty of kitchen foil behind to prevent over spray and you'll find it easier.
Simple tip for the raised lettering.. A steady hand and deep rouge nail polish!. A low heat and speed hair dryer works wonders on evening out brush strokes making it a smooth paint effect.

Lacquer them all up when dry... Use spare kitchen foil and autosol on the intake runners Job done, it's not rocket science and no need to spend a fortune. I'll let the photo speak for itself!
Thanks
Wow your engine looks incredible👌🏽
Yes I think that would be what I want eventually
I’d probably wait until next belt change Togo to that detail.
Thanks for the links 👍
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