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    I think it's worth painting. It looks real nice once it's all together. Just tape up any holes and the top and bottom. I had my kids running around before dinner when I painted my block. Took less than an hour and maybe 5 dollars worth of high temperature paint. I went for black though. Paint the oil pan too! It also protects it from oil and such and makes it easier to keep clean.

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    Ha umm looking at the box i guess the address was wrong BradMPH!! I keed i keed but i can get you the link for them if you want! they are only 112 bucks on Amazon shipped. And Uncle Spence how many coats did you do?

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    I primed it with a high heat rust preventative primer (red I think) and then just lightly covered the block one layer at a time. I think probably the equivalent of 3 coats.

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    Did you paint the freeze plugs? the machine shop installed new ones after they pressure tested the block and i really dont wanna redo them when they are brand new.

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    If your trying to paint the block without painting the plugs just put grease on them then paint the block and wipe it off when your done.

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    I painted mine. Ya they look pretty all shiny but they will rust eventually so I just painted them. I've never heard that you weren't supposed to.

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    Paint them.

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