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Old 11-05-2003, 10:55 AM
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Painting Engine Parts

If I want to paint engine parts that have no relevant on the engine working (i.e. covers, etc). What paint should I use? Can I use regular old spray paint?

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Re: Painting Engine Parts

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If I want to paint engine parts that have no relevant on the engine working (i.e. covers, etc). What paint should I use? Can I use regular old spray paint?
i used a high heat enamal (sp?), may be called high heat manifold paint

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If you look at your neighborhood auto parts store, they should have some hi-temp engine paint. As long as you are painting a part that doesn't get too hot, other paints will work. Many people that have the engine painted the same color as the car use the same paint they used to paint the car. Of course this is mostly show cars that don't get driven much.
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Hi temp engine paint is just an advertising ploy. Most rodders that I know paint their engines with the same paint they do the bodies with and have no problems.

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there is a difference in the paint (high temp and paint)
i dont work at a paint shop but im sponcered by one.
and when i go in there and they mix me up my paints. they use different bases for high heat....
normal paint may work but after time it will fade and or chip off.
but for a quick cheap good looking engine paint run down to you hardware store and buy a can of high heat paint, cheap and easy
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Another opinion; I am not happy with any rattle can for this application. My experience is they all break down fairly quickly. My preference is for top quality base coat/clear coat catalyzed urethane as used on sheet metal. This give a porcelanized looking, deep gloss finish that is resistant to chemicals, chips and heat except exhaust temperatures.
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That is exactly the finish I was refering to Willys. I have not been pleased with any rattle can engine paint finish either. I also stand by my statement that hi-temp engine paint is a marketing ploy.

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Sorry Vince, I misread your post as endorsing rattle cans. Please excuse my Alzheimer's.
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Whoa Willys, I wasn't really responding to your comment about rattle cans, I was responding to the comment about hi temp paint being different. Just agreed with your rattle can comment.

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I painted my motor with the same exact paint that is on the car works fine and looks great!!
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