I'm going to get some paint this morning to paint my new engine, I'm undecided between black and silver (stock looking). I'm not going to loeave this one bare because I keep my engine really clean, and the aluminium pits a lot from corrosion when it's unprotected. I was going to paint it silver with metalmask or something, a nice professional look and not far off OEM. Then I thought I might paint it black, since everything else is black or is going to be, and I've never seen a blacked-out engine bay. So vote!