Hmm, I guess I never thought about this, but I do have a powdercoater and a toaster oven.........
I think I'll leave it up to the professionals. It's been a long time since I did it and I remember having to redo some things. This was the last thing I used it on. Translucent purple powdercoat over chrome on some engine parts. Probably not the easiest application for a newb.
(I can proudly say I built this whole engine, along with several others. It was a really fun project and made good power for a Bug.)
Hard to see and washed out color on right. Coated air filter housings, intakes, coil cover, pulley, generator backing, throttle linkage, and cooling shroud screws.
Wow Keith. I didn't know you were into the old air-cooled cars. I have a bunch of these. Here are a few I have now (I actually keep all my old air-cooled cars). I really enjoy them. Pretty raw and minimalist like the Lotus, but cool old skool.
The orange 69 vert has a CB fuel injected 2110 motor and full carbon fiber interior with nice Recaros.
The red 65 runs high 11s in the quarter
The green 71 motor is all old school parts, Porsche P-40 Carbs, really old Berg manifolds, SPG 82 mm roller crank, etc.
The 58 is a European sliding rag with working semaphores on the really rare 67 911s Fuchs up front and 68 911 deep six heart Fuchs in the back.
The black 69 Vert is not mine but currently in my garage as the owner works on my 51 Standard Split beetle.
I also have a Thing, Ghia, Westy, and the girl has a Squareback. We try to drive them all, on antique tags or course.