: painting engine bay
Nov 27th, 00, 10:35 PM
This weekend I'm going to be replacing the fenders on my 68 coupe. But before I do I want to paint the firewall, subframe and fender wells. Which shade of black should I use. Semi gloss, high gloss or flat black? I'm not going for original appearance just something that looks good. What color do you recommend I use?
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Nov 28th, 00, 02:23 AM
I restored several cars, and the best semi-gloss black paint for the buck is avalable at your local Catipilar Heavy Equimpment dist It is catipilar black medium gloss and a gallon is less than 30 bucks .check it out.
69 rallye green X77 Z/28,1967 SS 396 Conv. 1974 c-10 454 swb
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Nov 28th, 00, 02:55 AM
If you're really not into original, I think the firewall painted body color looks great. As far as black is concerned, noone's ever made a negative comment about my engine bay with Krylon semi-gloss and Rustoleum semi-gloss, again not original, but REAL easy to find.
'69 Garnet Red Convertible, Ivory over black, 350 w/turbo 400
Nov 28th, 00, 03:17 AM
If your not worried about originality, try some krylon 1613 on the firewall and some rustoleum 7777 on the aprons and rad. support. Should give some contrast and look great.
67 Camaro SS Conv.
70 Challenger R/T Conv.
Nov 28th, 00, 05:34 AM
I just did my 67 frame, firewall, and fenderwells in gloss black. It looks great, I know it's not original, but I don't care. The body color is red so it provides a nice contrast when you open the hood. Do what you think you would like the most...that's what it's all about.
Nov 28th, 00, 05:51 AM
Well, we've got a semi-gloss and a gloss now I have to say that I did mine in flat black. The flat black is very forgiving, you just have to get close. Over spray comes off easy. If I had mine disassembled I'd went with semi-gloss.
Nov 28th, 00, 06:06 AM
I just did the frame rails and inner fenders on my 68 and used an aerosol from Eastwood called "Chassis black". It is a semi-gloss that duplicates OEM. Also it has a high solids count so it resists chips and nicks. Great stuff for about $2.99 available through Sears' Auto Store. A can covers 8 sq. feet.
Just my 2 cents.
Nov 28th, 00, 08:16 AM
I just had all of my underhood sheetmetal powdercoated high gloss black. I'm going to do the frame in POR-15 gloss black.
I chose gloss black because I don't really like chrome. I wanted some shine under the hood without having to use chrome.
Pearl blue & white 69 Camaro with supercharged 350, Tremec TKO, and 3.73 12-bolt
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Nov 28th, 00, 03:53 PM
Anyone ever try high-heat ceramic on anything other than high heat parts. I got real good results on suspension parts and differential. I know it sounds weird, but it is very durable, Time will tell if it lasts. I like the semi-gloss. You have my vote!