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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 01, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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who makes the best engine paint ? i used krylon semi flat black, but doesn't seem to hold up. anyone use vht paint ?
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 01, 02:49 AM
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The next time I had to paint my engine, I'm going to use POR-15. I already asked for their catalog to find out info on the header exhaust paint. Some people here have used it and talk wonders about it.
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post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 01, 11:47 AM
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POR 15 makes both header and engine paints
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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 01, 12:30 PM
 
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Por 15 is excellent paint holds up nice and looks great. One suggestion spray it don't brush it. They say you can brush it and you can, but spraying looks nicer, i've done both ways
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post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 01, 01:32 PM
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Ive used VHT paint and it works good.
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post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 01, 04:48 PM
 
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I just got done using por i sprayed 4 coats on, looks great but i guarantee you will have to save some for touch-up
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post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 01, 04:56 PM
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I had some Chevy Orange mixed in acrylic enamel and use a hardner with it, holds up great, even by the exhaust ports. One quart sprayed about 6 complete engines. I think I have the PPG code and will get it from the shop and post it.

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post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 01, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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the por 15, can you use just a spray gun, or do you have to have something special to spray it ?
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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 01, 07:22 AM
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It can be sprayed and they sell a thinner you have to use to do so, only problem is they say its pretty HAZADROUS when done and plenty of ventalation is a must
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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 01, 01:29 PM
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We on the Plymouth owner's board have had a lengthy discussion on this topic and the general aggrement was that POR-20 (the heat resistant version of POR-15) would be the best paint, with Hirsch paint being a tie, and all other enamels, urethanes, etc. being second fiddle at best. The Hirsch paint is high aluminum in the silver variety (that's the original Plymouth paint color) and is very vibrant. Using a standard paint would be good, but rattle can is the pits. Hirsch may make other colors (like orange) but we only cared about the silver.

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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 01, 05:23 PM
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I don't think I would recommend the POR-15 engine enamel. Didn't seem to cover all that well for me, and I did have some cracking in some areas which I didn't understand. I cleaned the block and existing paint that I couldn't remove with marine clean three times, used metal ready and the whole nine yards. I did three brushed on coats. Just got it finished a while ago. Check it out. http://albums.photopoint.com/j/ViewP...223&p=41645361
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post #12 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 01, 01:06 PM
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I would have to agree with pipeman acrylic enamel works great have done lots of engines same colour as car or matched the proper colour
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post #13 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 01, 03:54 PM
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We have had very good luck with engine enamels manufactured by Seymour. They are available at machine shops. I have also found that preparation is the key. On "nice" motors, restorations and such, I will always thier primer first, then the paint. Makes a tremendous difference.

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post #14 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 01, 08:15 AM
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Anybody have any experience with Hirsch? They claim that theirs is the highest temp and used by most showing their cars. http://hirschauto.com/prod01.htm
It can be brushed on but I have never used it. Would like to know how it compares to POR15. I have heard that POR15 can be quirky to apply.

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post #15 of 30 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 01, 02:20 PM
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If you want black, use PPG DP 90 it will stick to anything dirt and all. Holds up great. If you are going orange, I use acrylic enamel but I would not recommend a hardener put in it, it will crack over time. Light coats work well also dont put it on too thick or it will flake off.

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