Painting engine bay - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-31-2012, 04:04 PM
bigdog7373's Avatar
Of course it's fast
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2010
Location: florida
Posts: 2,673
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 13
Thanked 49 Times in 49 Posts
Painting engine bay

I need to paint the engine bay in my firebird. Only problem is i'm not pulling the engine. I am, however, getting a new intake and headers so i'll do it while thos eparts are out to give me some more room. Couple questions though:
1. What type of paint is best? I was thinking i need something that will hold up to high heat from the exhaust so maybe engine paint?
2. What kind of prep work is needed?
3. Best cleaner and degreaser? It's pretty nasty right now.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-01-2012, 03:12 PM
bigdog7373's Avatar
Of course it's fast
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2010
Location: florida
Posts: 2,673
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 13
Thanked 49 Times in 49 Posts
Bump.
Another question. Should i just do it all black or paint the inner fenders to match the body?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-01-2012, 06:44 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,578
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 10
Thanked 61 Times in 39 Posts
Cleaning, you could start with purple power or simple green to get it pretty clean, then you might mix a bucket of that cleaner with warm water and scrub with a red scuff pad, cleaning and sanding all in one.

You can use any paint in there as it does not need to be a high temp paint and the best and easiest would be black epoxy and leave it like that.
It is all about what you want but spraying color with engine in is no fun and a just about guaranteed screw up.

Nice thing about painting engine compartments, you can make it an 80 hour career or a two hour job, depending what you want the results to be,
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-01-2012, 07:33 PM
Cape Cod Bob's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: How to title a hot rod Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: MA
Posts: 1,133
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 0
Thanked 29 Times in 19 Posts
Use one of those high pressure washers. I think you can add some soap. Or get a can of scrubbing bubbles bath and tile cleaner and spray ob. Then hi pressure off.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-01-2012, 08:26 PM
Dennis W. Parks
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 56
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
The not so secret secret of good painting is to get the surface as clean as possible, as smooth as possible, and then not get any runs in the paint. I'm sure most folks will tell you to pull the engine if you are painting the engine compartment. You really should do that, but for reasons not disclosed here, you are not going to do that.

Try to use a high pressure washer with grease remover or any of the products alredy mentioned to get rid of as much grease as possible. Rinse well. Then use wax and grease remover to clean the surface again. Move as much stuff as you can away from the panels that you are going to paint. Scuff the surfaces with a red Scotch-Brite pad. To apply paint in the confined area, use a touchup (or jamb) gun. You may need to refill it several times, but it will minimize overspray. Since you will be painting sheet metal, you can use the same paint that is on the rest of the car. Match or compliment to suit your taste.

writerDennis
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-01-2012, 08:52 PM
bigdog7373's Avatar
Of course it's fast
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2010
Location: florida
Posts: 2,673
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 13
Thanked 49 Times in 49 Posts
Thanks for the responces guys. I'll be sure to get it really clean.
I'm going to take as much off the engine as possibke them wrap the motor in plastic so i dont have to worry about getting paint on it.
The headers get pretty close in some places, isn't it going to melt the paint? I'd rather be safe and use high temp if it will help.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Painting engine bay GUITAR1989 Body - Exterior 4 06-15-2011 12:18 PM
Clean up engine bay bigdog7373 Hotrodding Basics 18 11-11-2010 11:44 PM
Increasing of engine bay Nightrider Body - Exterior 26 02-27-2007 06:07 PM
NewB Q about painting engine bay. BaNe Hotrodding Basics 3 02-16-2006 07:22 AM
engine bay 78 chevy truck Body - Exterior 24 11-19-2003 02:31 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.