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Old 06-13-2015, 11:46 AM
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Default Best Practice - Painting Engine Parts

Any feedback on the best way or best practice to paint engine parts, oil pan, front cover, etc. Interested in best longevity and appearance. Rattle can, spray rig, what type of paint?
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Old 06-13-2015, 04:42 PM
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I have had really good luck with Eastwood's hi temp engine paint mixed with their urethane activator. I do 2 light mist coats and 3 fairly heavy coats waiting about 20 minutes between each coat. I use a HVLP touch up gun. Looks and durability has been excellent so far.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:00 PM
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Meticulous surface prep is the key to any coating. But powder coating will give you the most durable finish.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:51 PM
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I started with a '68 side oiler block so, of course, it had some surface rust. Used Eastwood Fast Etch - worked great. Then Eastwood primer followed by hi-temp ceramic paint. I decided to brush it on and it turned out well. Photos in my album "ERA #795" of the engine before and after painting if you're interested. I agree with the surface prep comment. I only have 7,000 miles on my engine so not a longevity testimony but the paint is holding up perfectly so far.

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Old 06-13-2015, 11:06 PM
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Anybody tried the POR15 engine enamel? Seems like a good product. To be honest, I bought the Duplicolor enamel with ceramic, but a little leery of engine paint in a rattle-can. I've used to paint some engine brackets, not sure about painting an engine pan. Or just go for the powder paint.
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Old 06-28-2015, 05:52 AM
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SEM epoxy black. great for engines
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