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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 10, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Professionally Paint or Spray Can?

Taking my motor out and was wondering what is the best way to get show quality looking paint?
I do not professionally paint would have to send it out.

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Taking my motor out and was wondering what is the best way to get show quality looking paint?
I do not professionally paint would have to send it out.
Whats your plan? Do you want it painted the same color as the car? or just chevy orange or just black? Orang or black do it yourself. Clean with acitone (sp) and paint. If your painting the same as the car send it out.

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There are many older posts that cover this in detail...Personally I use an air brush.

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Going Chevy Orange.

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por 15... and a disposable brush. 2 coats of black por followed by 3 coats of their chevy orange engine paint. It will look great and last forever and be impervoius to all liquids, gas, brake fluid, everything. Only on the cast parts, steel parts need to be sprayed, brushstrokes will show.





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That por15 is some wicked stuff if you us it wear a resperator but it is tuff as nails

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por 15... and a disposable brush. 2 coats of black por followed by 3 coats of their chevy orange engine paint. It will look great and last forever and be impervoius to all liquids, gas, brake fluid, everything. Only on the cast parts, steel parts need to be sprayed, brushstrokes will show.
So you can spray the POR 15?

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So you can spray the POR 15?
Not without a forced fresh air respirator according to their web page.

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So you can spray the POR 15?
You can, but yes, a air supplied respirator is recommended. Outside in a stiff breeze might be fairly safe. It doesn't kill you quick, takes a while.

My motor doesn't have a lot of smooth steel parts left... Front cover is chome, manifold is alluminum, oil pan is anodized, etc...
When I first did it, I had Dart iron eagle heads and painted those also. The ends of these heads are machined smooth, and the brush strokes made me nutso.

My new AFR heads are alluminum, no problem there.

and the brush strokes don't show on the rough cast iron. Stuff if tough as nails, it's been 4 years, motor's been out and apart twice since I smeared it on. Stuff still looks like the day it was applied. Color is a lil different than spray bomb chevy orange.

If I had a factory oil pan, front cover, and valve covers, I'd consider spraying the por (out in the driveway on a windy day!) but would also consider other solutions.

also worth noting that por doesn't stick to smooth steel for nuttin. It likes a surface with some bite. hit that oil pan HARD with a coarse wire brush. Or consider another solution.





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If you decide to bomb-can it, VHT is excellent.


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Re: Professionally Paint or Spray Can?

I ground mine smooth, coated it with high solids primer, sanded it out and base/cleared it.....been in 12 years looks as good as the day it was painted.
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Has anyone tried the Eastwood's ceramic engine paint?

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Re: Professionally Paint or Spray Can?

I'd go spray can

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I use PPG DP90 metal etching sealer reduced and finish with PPG base/clear. Any other high quality base/clear finish should get you approx results. It will last several times longer, it will not discollor, stain or lose its gloss and adhesion is superior. Even brake fluid will not harm a lot of the newer clear coats.

Most importantly I use about half a gallon of degreaser through a cheap paint gun to clean the engine before hand and blow it dry.

I have had my share of trying different rattle can finishes and didnt like the results with any of them. I have also used POR products and didnt care for them.. I havnt tried the engine paint though.

If you want it to look like it was just painted yesterday years down the road a good quality base/clear is the best method IMO.

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post #15 of 38 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 10, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Professionally Paint or Spray Can?

Doesnt look like Spray bomb is what I am after(Quality) so might just send it out to have painted.
Stripping it as we speak.

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