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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 03, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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While sitting in agony STILL waiting for my engine block to come back from the machine shop, we have decided to clean the engine well and paint it over, the only problem is that we need to know the correct type of paint to use. Right now its all black, but its all scratched up from being scrubbed and brillo padded to death. What type of paint would be the best to use?. Anyone know [img]smile.gif[/img]

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 03, 10:03 AM
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For a primer, I shot PPG DPLF 90 epoxy primer on mine. Looked good.

Then, I shot PPG DCC9300 with a flattening agent (paint store - $75/quart). The coverage wasn't great so I mixed up some more and reshot. Looked bad, too glossy (maybe due to temperature changes).

I researched this website and alot of folks suggested using Krylon 1613 (WalMart - $2.75 rattle-can) Last night, I scuffed up the PPG paint with a scotchbright pad and sprayed it with the Krylon 1613. Looks GREAT and dried in 10 minutes! Plus, touch-ups can be sprayed anytime.

I'm not a professional painter but I can tell you that going the Krylon route was much easier (no spray equipment to clean up), safer (no iso's) and less expensive. I wish I'd known this before I shelled out the $75...

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 03, 01:34 PM
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I'll second the vote for Krylon....
I have done several cars this way- Scuff the paint, or down to metal if there is a bunch of coats of paint and stuff there already, 2 or 3 coats of Rustoleum Primer followed by Krylon "Semi-Flat"- Looks awesome and holds up pretty good too.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 03, 04:46 PM
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rust o leum code 7777 which is satin black and looks like GM did it.

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Thanks guys, I gonna print this out and take it straight to Walmart [img]smile.gif[/img] . Man I don't know what Id do without you guys [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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The reason I didn't get the rustoleum code 7777 was that many on this website said it took too long to dry. My WalMart had both brands. I'm guessing that either will look good.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 24th, 03, 05:06 AM
 
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I have used both and found that the Krylon works best. The rustoleum paint has a tendancy to be tempramental when it comes to drying. I used it with good results on my outside rear panel, but had trouble with other applications. The Krylon semi-flat always gives good results and the finish looks great.
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If u you use Rust o leum that comes in quarts or gallons and thin it with acetone it will dry in just a few hours. This is if your spraying it with a gun ofcoarse.

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Just finished the underside of my floor pans this morning about 10:00 am with the Rustoleum. it's now 4:00 and its's still a bit tacky, but it came out looking great.
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[img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] Cant beat the rustoleum 7777.

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I agree with alot of you about the 7777 Rustoleum taking too long to dry but I used their Home Depot brand $2.50 a can and it worked great. I think it's called Best choice or something like that. I have the Krylon stuff too but I liked the H/Depot-Rustoleum brand better it went on easier and dryed real fast.

I used flat black on f/wall. I used plasti-kote black bumper paint on fan shroud.


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