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need some tips/advice re: sanding engine bay

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by tiger9297, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. tiger9297

    tiger9297 1/2 ton status

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    Have a '90 K5 and I'm about to pull the engine. While its out I wanted to paint the engine bay, axles, frame, etc. to make it look brand new when I go back up with it. I realize I'm going to have to just get under there and start sanding. However sanding that kinda stuff is somewhat difficult. Do any of you have any tips/advice for me to make this process a little easier?

    also, I was looking at the Eastwood products like their "chassis black" coating. Has anyone used this? I don't want that rubbery undercoating stuff. The truck didn't come with that on it anyway.
     
  2. 68MUDSTUD

    68MUDSTUD OCD with shiny things

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    I say sandblast it.
     
  3. zeroz400

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    Scuff everything with a wire wheel and use POR15. Friend did it to the engine bay on a camaro, looked good.
     
  4. CGT80

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    I am going to do my engine bay too. Last time I had the engine out I used industrial oil based paint. It didn't hold up that well. This time I will use either single stage urethane or I am kicking around the idea of POR Hardnose finish.

    Has anyone used Hardnose before? I might try POR 15 on my battery trays since they always get messed up from the acid. I have never tried any of their products though. the rest of the sheet metal isn't rusty. it just needs scuff sanded and degreased.

    Any other ideas guys?

    I would like something that is gloss black and will hold up and retain its sheen for a long time.
     

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