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03-17-2013 02:48 PM
rusty duck
engine and firewall paint

Thanks again fellas
03-17-2013 01:08 PM
69 widetrack I think many people may feel that all parts of the engine get extremely hot when in reality the areas that get exceptionally hot are the exhaust manifolds or headers...heads have coolant flowing through them as does the block etc. Now, I wouldn't paint exhaust manifolds or headers with base clear or any other body paint, but, engines...body paint will stand up, will work and will work real well.

03-17-2013 01:01 PM
33Willys77 I agree again with Ray. I am not sure why some people feel it will not hold up and burn off. Just think about it, how hot does your car surface get when sitting in the hot sun, what temps do you think paint is baked on with? If your engine gets hotter than that, you will have bigger problems to deal with than just the paint.
03-17-2013 12:24 PM
69 widetrack
Originally Posted by 33Willys77 View Post
I use regular automotive paint on my motors - single stage paints, urethane or enamel.
For the last number of years I've been painting any engine I use in a build body color...that has meant base clear....start with a bare metal engine, epoxy primer, base coat and then clear coat...and it holds up well.

03-17-2013 11:19 AM
S10xGN I've used Hammerite on frames and frame parts. Wouldn't hesitate to use it on a engine, though I never have (yet). I've used every paint from epoxy to rattle can junk on engines and engine parts without any failure. I guess if your engine overheats, it *might* discolor, but it never has on any of my stuff...

03-16-2013 10:13 PM
rusty duck
motor and firewall paint

Thanks, Willy
03-16-2013 10:08 PM
33Willys77 I use regular automotive paint on my motors - single stage paints, urethane or enamel.
03-16-2013 09:32 PM
rusty duck
Engine and Firewall Paint

Thanks, guys. The reason I thought it might work was after a guy I met said he used it on boat motors and said " it is tough as nails". I didn't ask him more questions at the time, so he might have been referring to painting the case on an outboard. I was hoping someone on this site had used it on a sbc or ford motor and could report the results. Until I hear otherwise and know for sure it works, I will not try it.
Thanks again
03-16-2013 06:45 PM I doubt if they would hold up under engine heat. But the hammertone looks great on three old Rem Line tool boxes I restored last year.
03-16-2013 06:30 PM
killeratrod may work on the firewall and some small parts , But will not work on the block or heads or valve covers. I just would not use to stuff. But it is your project. Good luck.
03-16-2013 06:19 PM
rusty duck
Engine & Firewall Paint

I have heard Hammerite paint and Rustoleum Hammered paint works well on engines and firewalls. Has anyone used this paint in this way? How did it work?Thanks

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