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what kinda paint to paint engine/ axles with?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 89BlazerK5, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. 89BlazerK5

    89BlazerK5 1/2 ton status

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    i'm gonna paint the engine before i put it back together, and i'm going to go ahead and paint the front axle while its out. the axle is going to be black, but i might paint the block hugger orange, and the intake manifold a silverish peweter color. should i just go to the hardware store and get the high heat spray paint? like rustolieum or something? should i hit it with a clear coat whem i'm done?

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  2. Confedneck

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    try the auto parts store..get high temp engine enamel...you'll be set, enamels are HARD
     
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    I'm using two coats of a black, low-gloss engine enamel on my axles (got it at walmart). Pretty tuff as far as I can tell...haven't moved the axles around too much to see if it's really sticking well, but it looks good. Pics are in the link in my sig.
     
  4. CHEVY 4WD

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    just because its a enamel does not mean its hard but you DO want to use a enamel(unless you wanna spend alot of $$$). The other cheap choice you have is a expoxy paint... Rustolem isent that great but its not TO bad either if you can find a BLP Mobile Paints store they make some nice stuff the rust-kill is what you will wanna go with(its good up to 300degrees)
     
  5. BlueKnight

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    hig heat engine enamel will work the best for the engine. A hard enamel on the axles will last the longest but you really need to prep well. You can use polyeurothane paints on your engine. I did in my showcar. Matter infact my block is the same color as the car and it has lasted really well. Arund the header not so much.
     

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