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Old 07-29-2006, 09:07 PM
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What type of paint can you use to paint an motor?

i wanted to know what kind of paint do you use to paint a motor. i was told that you can use base coat, clear coat but the person that told me wasnt 100% sure. if so how do you go about painting one. do you paint it like any other paint job with sealer, base, and clear.
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wow, well on an engine the only thing i would use is high temp. i dont think your typical body paint would hold up for very long, especally on the heads.

i always use the 1200* high temp spray can stuff after thoroughly cleaning the engine. throw on a few thick layers of that stuff and you'll have a really nice look to it
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Yeah go with the high temp rattle can stuff or look into the por15 engine color kit!
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PPG DCC Concept SS if you want a show job.
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Nothing that comes from a "rattle can" is going to look good for very long. High temp paint is just an advertising gimmick in rattle cans. The best thing to use is catalyzed urethane. Catalyzed urethane will withstand heat far longer and better than rattle can paint. Yes, it is more expensive, but you get what you pay for. You never see any serious builder use rattle can paint for their projects.

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Any good base or single stage will work great.
Stay away from the main companies lower end brands as they will tend to have lower grade pigments used in them and will not hold up under the heat as good.
The powder pigments paint companies use are rated for color fasting and heat by the manufacturers with 7-8 being automotive paint grade but the cheaper industrial pigments are rated 3-6 and heat as well as fasting goes down the tubes fast.
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I've used POR-15 Engine Enamel on 2 engines - great stuff. Doesn't chip off or flake and has good gloss. I brushed it on and it flowed out without leaving brush marks. The only drawback I found was that you are pretty much limited to manufacturer's engine colors - this paint cannot be tinted for custom colors.
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Por 15 is the good stuff.
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