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Frenia
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Hi, I'm doing a complete rebuild on a 56 R50. The engine is all torn down---The block was pressure washed and looks OK but has some staining. Did BMW paint these blocks?? Any opinions on painting or leaving "naturale"

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I dont know if I would paint

I dont know if I would paint your block. But try something like Soda Blasting first.....if you have a air compressor. Seems to work well. There are how too set things up on the net. Ofcourse there is walnut shell blasting and others.

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No!

I've never seen a painted block. I my opinion, it would look terrible.

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The rough surface of an

The rough surface of an original block helps with dissipating heat. Painting would defeat that feature.

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Ok, No Paint. Thanks

Ok, No Paint. Thanks

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