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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 02, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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I will very soon have a new engine for my 68. The only problem is that the engine is factory painted industrial black. When it comes, I want to paint it bright Hi-Gloss orange. What would be the best brand paint to search for and from where? Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 02, 02:34 AM
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I have had good luck with Plasticoat, nice chevy orange, glossy and lasts pretty well. I get it from Advance Auto.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 02, 05:23 AM
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I like Plasticoat too. The paint seems thicker than Krylon.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 02, 11:07 AM
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I've had great luck with VHT,its real shiny too.I can send you a few pics if you like.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 02, 11:16 AM
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Here's another vote for Plasticoat, they also make clear so you can add gloss if you want. It holds up great and can be touched up without a problem. I wouldn't recommend Duplicolor, it looks ok, but you have only one shot at it. If you try to touch up or add a second coat it will wrinkle. Just a heads up.


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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 02, 11:32 AM
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I've had good luck with diplicolor. Its supposed to have ceramic in it. (go figure that one). But hasnt discolored on the motor and their clear stays clear. Got it at napa.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 02, 03:43 PM
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Here's another vote for the Duplicolor.
They have a version that is heat resistant up to 1200 degrees F. It will rinkle if you lay it on too thick, or if you don't wait long enough to spray your second coat. I've used it on 14 engines, and have had excellent results.
Another tip. If you want to paint your engine a color that Duplicolor doesn't make, find one that they do make that is close, and lay it on good, about two coats, then scuff it with a gray scotch brite pad lightly, then spray on your color of choice, again, about two coats, and then you have an engine painted any color that you want. This works very well for anyone that wants to paint their engine the same color as the body, or trim.
Hope this helps!
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 02, 04:38 PM
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I know some here don't like it but I have had great luck with the POR-15 engine paint kit. Very glossy. Bright orange! Just brush it on. No brush marks. Probably want to use some spray paint on the pan though.

I get a lot of great comments on my engine bay. I have digital pics if you want me to e-mail them to you. Let me know.


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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 02, 07:01 PM
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VHT on the outside, General Electric Glyptal on all the inside non machined surfaces. I have used both for many years.
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