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henroan
Prepping engine for priming and painting. 12 hp with alum head and base. Should I use paint thinner before priming to prep surface? Also hows the best way to clean out between the fins on the head alot of rust and corrosion? Do they get painted? Any suggestions for a primer? TIA Patrick ?

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Brettw
Perhaps take it to one of those high pressure wash it your self places. Some of them actually have an engine de-greaser mode too. Spray it with Gunk, or some other de-greaser before you head over, and it should clean up nice. Rust is another issue. There is sandblasting, and other methods of removing rust, but before I would sandblast a motor, I would be prepared to do a complete and very thorough cleaning and intense washing before I re-assembled the motor.

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