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Engine paint

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Tshane, Dec 26, 2002.

  1. Tshane

    Tshane 1/2 ton status

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    Have any of you used the duplicolor high temp (1200) orange engine paint??

    How close does that look to chevy orange??
     
  2. Tshane

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    Come on someone out there must of used this paint /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    yep I used it and it works, I buy the chevy orange fron Checkers for $3.60 a can. Really makes a motor look nice! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    As always prep work is key, so do good job on the degreaseing, easy to do with the engine on an engin stand too, I also used it on my brackets . Look at my web pics and you can see the side shot off my motor.

    later Shawn /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Hey Supersize 75.....You must have some of those new "wireless" spark plug wires on your 396. Or are they the clear 8.5mm silicone wires? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I also use those clear heads and vavlve covers, carb and air cleaner! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Naw I just was taken the top end off to replace my push rods and installed roller rockers /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
    , just installed them on christmas but I have to wait till saterday to set them. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    good eye, good eye!.........ya didn't notice my front diff on the drivers side though /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif.........i fliped the pic /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I just used some VHT, but glossy black. The finish is awesome, but I have not used it in Chevy Orange.

    As you probably know, prep is definitely important. My approach was first to pressure the engine, than I sprayed it with Castrol cleaner. Let it dry, then used my drill and a wire brush to knock the rest of the crude off. Then sprayed it numerous times with the Castrol Cleaner. Once it was looking very clean I took a spray bottle and sprayed the block about 3 times with Acetone to get any remaining grease and grime off. Really looked good and I'm thinking the paint should stay on a long time.
     
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    I personnally like plasti-kote, it makes the engine look like it was waxed, really nice.
     

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