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Old 10-28-2008, 01:55 PM
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paint and undercoat

i was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction... i want to paint the engine bay in my camaro as well as maybe put some undercoat under the car/or paint the bottom as well.... i was considering getting some stuff from the POR15 website...what do you guys think...what kind of paint should i be looking for? i want something that will last for a long time.

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I would look into some of the paint that the Eastwood company sells.. There is also a paint called Zero Rust that works very well and is available in quarts or spay cans.. There have been a lot of people that have had bad luck with POR 15. The problem is mainly when people apply it over clean metal and it will then flake off over time. Zero Rust is the same type of product but I have never seen it fail and it will stick to clean metal.
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A lot of us use epoxy primer then we can undercoat or paint as needed..Since i use epoxy it has eliminated the use of several different products in my ahop and saved me alot of money..

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I have used epoxy many times as well.. The last few customer cars done at our shop we actually shot the firewall in black base and put a flattened clear over it. Looks really nice and is a little easier to keep clean than straight epoxy. On somthing of my own I would just shoot epoxy and be done.
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engine bay and underbody

okay...let me ask you this...what steps/procedures would i need to do in order to get my final product to turn out like the black in this picture? http://www.clubhotrod.com/photopost/...t=&ppuser=1156
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Epoxy will be pretty close. Depending on the brand though it may be lil flatter. There are plenty of choices for a single stage semi gloss back. SEM makes one and Hot Rod Flatz. I would probably base it and then put a flattened clear on top. What kind of budget are you working with? Do you have the equipment to spray paint or are we talking rattle cans here?
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can you give me a more detailed answer please...ive never done this before...so i dont even know where to start from...if i posted a link to a couple of pics would that help to see what it looks like now and what i want to achieve... what do i do first...do i sand it down to the bare metal..if so what grit paper do i use...or do i just clean and degrease it(what would i use?)..i think you guys get the idea...i want it to end up being nice....doesnt have to look like a mirror...but end up with a little shine(kinda like the link i previously posted of the engine bay). do you know of any websites/arctices with a detailed process of how to do this properly? hope you guys can help...id appreciate it very much...thanks in advance. i dont have a budget...it is what it ends up being...if i have to buy something to get the result that i want...then so be it....id rather do it right and not do it just to get it done.

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