I did probably go overboard on the zip ties. I even bought the zip ties that were UV rated so they don't deteriarate. The main reason I used so many is because I don't want the block coming off on the highway and messing up the radiator. Better safe than sorry I guess. savoF3 guinea pig away. I did keep an eye on the analog and SG2 temps. The highest the water temp got was 220F. The analog gauge stayed below the half mark. I had exited the highway and I was sitting at idle when I got this temp. It didn't stay there very long and went back to about 192 to 202. The highest I've seen it get before the block was 216F.
Use the painters tape /masking paper to mask off the Strawberry and paint the blocks on the vehicle OR
Use the tape as a 'host' barrier around the pre -painted block edges upon install .Since the tape isn't super sticky it should peel off easily or you could just leave it on if it isn't real noticeable.
Question could I use magnets to block the corners of my grill? The kind that have ads on them seems like a good idea. I'm kind of stuck on what to use. Tape was suggested, but the holes in the corners go all the way through. Please review the pics and let me know.