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big_wave_dav 03-30-2012 08:44 AM

Engine Painting Question
I currently have my engine out & am getting ready to paint it. It's been cleaned and its down to bare metal in some places. Do I need to prime it with high temp. primer or just go ahead & shoot it with regular hi temp. engine paint?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

speedbump 03-30-2012 10:41 AM

Duplicolor makes a rattle can system that has primer, color and clear. All high temp engine paint. I like it close to the Eastwood stuff that you have to spray with a gun. Just depends on how pretty you want it.

327NUT 03-30-2012 12:00 PM

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Just painted my Cadillac block with DupliColor engine primer and enamel. The inside red color is Glyptal, not really necessary but I had a can of it so why not.

Richiehd 03-31-2012 02:41 PM

I did mine today, as a matter of fact. I used the Eastwood stuff, with hardener, sprayed with touch up gun. Did aluminium intake as well as the rest of the motor, No primer.

lmsport 03-31-2012 04:24 PM

I would suggest you use aerosol stripper to get all of the old paint off.
I have had the best luck with catalyzed auto body enamel in terms of durability. I have not seen the rattle can stuff stay on more than a year or 3.

327NUT 03-31-2012 04:34 PM

The "rattle can stuff" stays on just fine ....if you use a good quality paint made for the application and do the proper prep work before painting. Not eveyone has a compressor and spray gun to paint a block and related parts.

bondo 04-01-2012 05:42 AM

Ayuh,... I paint my motors with rattlecan Rustoleum....

Never had any paint loss, except for the hot spot on the intake manifold, at the cross over...

speedbump 04-01-2012 01:11 PM

I also use the Eastwood stuff with hardener at times. Makes a really nice glossy finish. Even better than the Dupliclolr clear, but more of a hassle.

HrdNox 04-01-2012 01:21 PM

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Seal it and paint no need for hi temp.

speedbump 04-01-2012 01:37 PM

Nice job!!!

Richiehd 04-01-2012 07:27 PM

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Eastwood with hardener. I know its Ford dark blue, going in a blue and white boat

Prof. T. Soggmeyer 04-01-2012 08:32 PM

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Eastwood with hardener, same color as the body.

67-4-fun 04-01-2012 10:56 PM

is there a red close to a candy red to paint an engine of that color?

68NovaSS 04-02-2012 07:31 AM


Originally Posted by 67-4-fun
is there a red close to a candy red to paint an engine of that color?

Take a trip to the parts or paint store or search online for color chips for crying out loud! :drunk:

67-4-fun 04-02-2012 06:32 PM

Just thought I'd ask no big deal

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