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Old 08-11-2003, 06:46 PM
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under hood paint

Ok I just read some advice to use krylon paint in the engine compartment but I have a question of my own. I have used krylon,rustolum and eastwood under hood black all with the same results. It looks factory new until it gets even a little dirty then it takes on a dull slightly dirty appearance that I just can't seem to remove. Factory under hood paint cleans up ok so why can't I do the same with aftermarket paint? What do you guys use and what am I doing wrong?

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Old 08-11-2003, 10:04 PM
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I used Martin Seniour Idustrial Flat Black industrial enamel for my frame. It cleans up very nice. It is about $30 a gallon and also comes in gloss, or you could mix the two for semigloss.

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Old 08-12-2003, 06:29 PM
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if your talkin rattle can, only use SEM brand black frame paint. it's like $7 a can tho and alittle hard to find and make sure you get the same cat. no. because there is flat black, semi-gloss and glossy and all the caps look the same, but all the numbers and names are printed on the bottom of the cans. i would use semi gloss on the frame/hood/firewall
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Old 08-14-2003, 08:28 AM
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I've always used a catalyzed single stage urethane. The catalyst seems to keep it protected and shiny. Just try to keep it clean and mop up any grease, bugsplats, antifreeze,etc. as soon as possible and try not to scratch it and it stays looking new.
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Old 08-14-2003, 02:29 PM
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Years ago I had a 68 Chevy pu. I don't know what they used to paint under the hood, but it looked like plastic. It had a high gloss, and seemed to be indestructible. Would love to know what that was, and how to get some.
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Well I don't need a glossy black but I would like factory like simi-gloss black that would last. I just painted my 65 stang and the sanding dust and other shop crud has trashed the under hood paint, it just will not come off. I think maybe I will try the SEM products semi -gloss black like bullheimer suggested as I am sure that it is a much better quality than the wall mart variety.
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