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Old 05-21-2007, 03:36 PM
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Engine/transmission paint

Does anyone have any experience with custom paint on engines and transmissions? I need to paint some drivetrain parts and want to go beyond rattle can Hi Temp paint. I often see high end show cars with matching paint to the exterior on engines but wonder about it's longeviety. I have used 2 part polyurethane Awlgrip paint in the past over epoxy primer on boat engines with some success but wonder what y'all are using these days that is durable and really pops out. Base coat/ clearcoat an option? what else?

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Powdercoating. I have not done it myself yet. This is just what I've seen latley
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While I don't know what the latest paint products are I do know that its the prep work that makes it POP.

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I just clean real well. Shoot some epoxy on it, then spray with base clear.
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I shot my engine with PPG 2 part single stage (no clear) and so far it is holding out well. I wanted to keep the coating thickness down, so no primer or clear, just clean really well before painting. I cleaned the engine really well and used spray cleaner (brake clean) to get the oil out of the castings.
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That Purple stuff is kick arse for de greasing!!





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Base coat/clear coat is the way to go for looks and long term durability. Would not want to powder coat an entire engine .

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I had a 68 amx years ago and had a local paint store mix a synthetic enamel in the original amc engine color and was amazed as the years went be how durable that paint was. Years later I decided to build that same motor up and even after a chemical vatting at the machine shop there was still paint on the block. I believe it was martin senior paint. It held up great, even at the exhaust port on the heads where temps are high, no dis-color.
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