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This is gonna sound dumb but I can't find any info anywhere! :crazy:

I've got hold of a brand new oil pan that I plan to paint along with the rest of the engine, this weekend. However, the new pan is already black inside and out. Is it paint, is it powder coat is it ....? Should I remove it from the outside before I paint it? Should I remove it from the inside before fitting it?

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The outside of the pan i would deffinately scuff it up with light sandpaper or a scotch brite pad before painting, as far as the inside of the pan i:huh: dont know, i would alway be afraid of the paint peeling and finding its way into places where it should not be, i have seen where some people paint the lifter valley so the oil flows back down to the pan easier, sounds like a good idea,but what if the paint peel's, and what kind of paint to use :huh:


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See if laquer thinner or acetone will remove the black finish. If not, it probably powder coat. I would wipe the outside down, scuff it with scotch brite, light primer and paint. Leave the inside as is.
 

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Thanks guys. I've never seen new components like that in anything other than bare steel :WTF

I was worried about trying to remove it then have someone tell me that it is supposed to stay there :thud:
 

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Nope, thinners doesn't touch it. I wiped it over for ages with thinners - nada. I left the thinners soaked rag on it on half an hour - same result...
 

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Scuff the outside with fine sandpaper or a scotch brite pad then clean good before painting. ONLY do the outside. You will be good to go.
 

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Thanks guys :thumbsup:
 
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