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What color to use on engine bay??

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Burt4x4, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    So as I pull the front of my rig I want to paint the inside engine bay.
    For our trucks what is THE color to use?
    Gloss Balck
    Flat Black
    Some other color????
    Thanks
    Burt
     
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    I like the looks of the satin black. Not shiny but not as dull as flat. I painted my inner fenders satin black this summer (rattle can job)
     
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    I have my inner fenders off now and plan to paint them the same color as my truck (black metal flake).

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I like the looks of the satin black. Not shiny but not as dull as flat. I painted my inner fenders satin black this summer (rattle can job)

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    Me too!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I think that looks the best with a bright orange Chevy mill between the frame rails! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    [ QUOTE ]
    So as I pull the front of my rig I want to paint the inside engine bay.
    For our trucks what is THE color to use?
    Gloss Balck
    Flat Black
    Some other color????
    Thanks
    Burt

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    "THE" color is the one that matches the truck (on the firewall)...the inner fenders are supposed to be black.

    Eastwood Company sells really nice paints for this kind of thing. Chassis Black has worked well for me. They also sell the Yellow Cad paint for the brake booster, and paints to reproduce the look of fresh cast iron (like the master cylinder)

    If you're going to the trouble of doing all this, you might as well paint and "detail" all those little items and make it look factory fresh again.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    When you build the engine, be sure to paint the block Chevy orange....which will be period correct and will look cool.
     
  6. Burt4x4

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    No no Greg not that much detailing!
    I want to give the bay a freash look, I think semigloss Black is a good Idea and I will make the block Chevy Orange.

    Now somebody get all the other detail hashed out for me my head is spinning....Big Block Big Block
    YYYYYEEEEEEHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!
     
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    Satin black. For the motor, I am fond of GM Corporate Blue....Three motors that color, along with many misc. parts....
     
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    I think semi-flat black is the way to go. Also you should use engine paint because it will stand up to chemicals better than other paints. Personally I don't like chevy orange...but I would never paint the motor ford blue /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Hmmmm, good Idea Bro! I think I will /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    I was planning semi gloss black for the engine bay. With engine primer for the block and heads and black for the valve covers and intake.
     
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    jekbrown's guide to color use on offroad K5s...

    if it gets hot (diffs, engines, headers, calipers, tcases etc) = flat black.

    if it doent get hot and isnt really visible from casual observation (inner fenders, frame etc) = satin black.

    if its a part of the exterior (wheels, body panels etc) = gloss black.

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    "THE" color is the one that matches the truck (on the firewall)...the inner fenders are supposed to be black.

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    Exactly...... the blower motor and box are black too.

    John
     

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