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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 02, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Well Guys / Gals,

I "finished" the POR Engine kit on the 327 this afternoon. I put finished in quotes because it is really going to need a second coat!

Although the pics I posted look pretty good, believe me, it really isn't that impressive right now. (2 hrs after completion.)

Unless this stuff does something amazing while it dries, I will be applying a second coat after the 24 hr drying time.

Here's a pic: (more pics on my site / URL below)



More pics: http://www.rmfsys.com/rmfracing/cont...paint_por.html

Thanks to those of you who offered assistance. I'll post more pics after the second coat.

Regards,
Rob

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 02, 08:24 AM
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nice! how are you applying the paint?
My brother and i use a touch up paint gun and spray it, it usually turns out alot nicer then when you paint it with a brush. It may depend on the color, but the Gold i used is alot better looking having been sprayed on.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 02, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks CNC.

I used a brush and follwed the directions to the letter!

I'll tell ya', the silver went on, and looked, GREAT and I was psyched to apply the orange. But, after the first coat, I'm a bit disappointed with the finish!

We'll see how it looks after the second coat...

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 02, 09:27 AM
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I used the POR orange on my old set of valve covers and on the old timing chain cover. I used chrome pieces on my engine, so they were "extra" parts. I painted with the silver and then the orange....Three coats of orange later, the parts went back into the blasting cabinet and I'll be using the common spray can to paint them.

I'm sure others have had better luck, but I'll never use POR engine enamel again....
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 02, 10:28 AM
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For engine enamels I prefer to use Bill Hirsch products. They advertise in Hemmings and I have had good success with the paint looking good for years after application. They sell in both brush-on or spray cans and have numerous colors.
www.hirschauto.com
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 02, 12:56 PM
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Looks great man. Obviosly you worked alot on it and it payed off.
Course I am saying how good it looks and your saying it looks bad. Dont worry bout it though after another coat and when the engine is pieced together it will look great. You wont notice the little problems
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 02, 03:07 PM
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It took me three coats for mine to look good. It works better on cast surfaces. The oil pan had a few brush marks but the block and heads looked great. I have a big block with chrome valve covers so did not have to paint them too. I am also running a chrome timing chain cover.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 02, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the kind words folks!

Question:
Do you think I should remove the paint from the timing chain gasket surface?

Also, will the Bill Hirsch product go on over teh POR Enamel? I may give that a shot IF the second / third coats don't pay off. I'm really not pleased with the first coat.

Thanks again,
Rob

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 02, 04:28 PM
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I would remove the paint from all gasket surfaces. I usually use the new gaskets as a masking template. Looks good so far.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 02, 04:33 PM
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Rob,

I think you probably could apply the Bill Hirsch paint over the existing enamel. I have an information sheet around here somewhere from when they shipped me my paint. I could scan it and send it to you via e-mail if you're inetersted.

My engine turned out real well, and as kel said, it works better on the cast surfaces. I used a foam brush to put mine on and only painted the block, heads and water pump. It was black instead of orange which is probably more forgiving in the appearance department also.
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When i spray it on, i'm happy with the finish, when i brush it on, the colors have a weird way of separating and it creates lines in it.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 02, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Jgreen,

Id appreciate it if you could email that to [email protected] if you get a chance.

Thanks very much,
Rob

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That is one schweet ride you have there!


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