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Re: engine paint ? #192021 Tue Oct 25 2005 04:33 AM
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d449k Offline
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I've had the Chevy Duty paint you are talking about on my 216 for about 4 years and it looks fine. I brushed it on the block and sprayed it on the valve cover.

Re: engine paint ? #192022 Tue Oct 25 2005 05:11 AM
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52panelguy Offline
New Guy
I just ordered a can from Chevy duty yesterday, hopefully it will work ok... Speaking of engine painting, anyone have some recommendations on how to paint? Put on all the new gaskets, assemble then paint? Or mask, paint and then assemble? Engine is a 54 235.

Re: engine paint ? #192023 Tue Oct 25 2005 10:55 PM
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oldcarandtrucknut Offline OP
Shop Shark
I'm going to assemble mine first, then spray everything- so all the srcrew/bolt heads will be painted.

Re: engine paint ? #192024 Tue Oct 25 2005 11:12 PM
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35 trucker Offline
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All the Chevrolet factory engines were assembled first at least up to the intake & exhaust manifolds (6 cylinder engines)then they were painted a darker gray with blue tint ("Filling Station" has correct gray). Accessories, carb, distributor, starter, etc were then put on after the paint dried.

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Re: engine paint ? #192025 Wed Oct 26 2005 05:05 AM
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961299xgmcwsb Offline
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If youre going to use alk200 make sure you use the hardner, I belive that the ratio is 16 to 1. However I would recommend that you use base clear. If you have the color in alk then you should be able to get it mixed in DBC or Global (PPG products) You may also use single stages in these paint lines. I like the B/C because it provides better protection. When you begin painting it is important that your working with bare metal for the best adheseion. If needed aircraft stripper will wourk great to remove any old paint and should not hurt any seals if assembeled. Once you have bare metal you'll want spray down some etch primer, or epoxy prime or both. You may also etch it then use another sealer but the Epoxy should be suffeceint. I would suggest MP177(etch) and MP170(epoxy)they are cheper than the global or DBC line. Then simply apply you color and clear over you epoxy primer. I'm not sure what the heat range is , but I've always used one of these system on my restoration and they work great.

Re: engine paint ? #192026 Wed Oct 26 2005 04:46 PM
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rmillburn Offline
I used the CD grey (original color) on my 51 chevy motor and it worked just fine. We wiped the motor off with acetone a coupla times (it was a new crate motor) and sprayed it on with a spray gun. Had that truck for 3 years and drove it hot several times over those years (engine water temp was 200 degrees hot I mean). Seemed to work just fine... Good luck.

Re: engine paint ? #192027 Thu Oct 27 2005 11:54 PM
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oldcarandtrucknut Offline OP
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thanks for the advice guys..... 961299xgmcwsb.... you mentioned a hardener for the alk... i didn't see one listed on the product spec. sheet from PPG, what did you use?

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