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Post  bigjohn2007 on March 24th 2013, 12:06 pm

went with a buddy yesturday to a engine shop and as i was looking around a engine caught my eye the lifter valley looked great and the block was just sitting with nothing covering it i said how u get that to look that good and not rust and he said i have my blocks burned and use graphite in a spray can in lifter valley and bottom of block it will stay that way with no rust and want hurt the engine when it built so before i do this i would like some opinions thanks.
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Post  ThndrChkn on March 24th 2013, 12:53 pm

It does work very good, but I still put a bag over my blocks to keep the dust from settling on/in them...
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Post  DFI429 on March 24th 2013, 2:23 pm

Spray graphite kinda works for corrosion control.. but it WILL rust in time. I'd be more worried about the bores/lifter bores/mains though. We use that stuff in various forms (spray, dip, brush) at work. For long term storage there's also soft-film corrosion preventative compound (spray) - it's like a spray wax that can be cleaned off rather quickly with a hot pressure wash. Use that too at work for equipment.
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Post  bigjohn2007 on March 24th 2013, 4:07 pm

i will be putting something over my engine to but i also like the look it make to the lifter valley as long as it want hurt when i put it together.
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Post  DFI429 on March 24th 2013, 4:17 pm

Just don't get any in the lifter bores.. Even though it's a 'lube', it will take up clearances quick and cause sticking/galling.
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Post  bigjohn2007 on March 24th 2013, 4:24 pm

that what i was thinking what u use to clean your lifter bores before installing the lifters would those brushs for summit that u can put on a drill work fine?
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Post  bbf-falcon on March 24th 2013, 7:04 pm

ThndrChkn wrote:It does work very good, but I still put a bag over my blocks to keep the dust from settling on/in them...

Me too. I sprayed my fresh .080 block w/wd-40 and trash bagged it w/breathing holes in the bottom 4 yrs ago.Checked it a few weeks ago to show a friend the block mods and the bores and lifter galley looked great.

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Post  DFI429 on March 24th 2013, 7:05 pm

bigjohn2007 wrote:that what i was thinking what u use to clean your lifter bores before installing the lifters would those brushs for summit that u can put on a drill work fine?

If you're talking about cleaning up the graphite, acetone or alcohol kinda works for what we use (it's tough stuff). Beside that, for the lifter bores I would want to stay as non-abrasive as possible.. dissolve what you can, and beyond that you're getting into taking away material (machining).
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