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Engine paint- WOW!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by GMC BUBBA, May 8, 2010.

    Joined: Jun 15, 2006
    Posts: 3,385


    Being kinda disgruntled with the engine paint offerings on the market over the years, i seen that someone once upon a time offered a additive for enamel to use on engines . ( I think it was Eastwood a few years back)
    So for the last few years this is what we use on engines and it is awesum!!!

    I buy one shot sign paint and blend up a mix. In this case we are after chevrolet orange. For the chey color i use one can of one shot orange and a half can of red blended in. Add a cap full of gloss enhancer, hardner and fish eye and thin about 50/50 with one shot reducer.
    Add one rebuilt chevrolet hot rod engine , cleaned and wiped off and wow !!!


    Lindross hosing it on the engine, talk about coverage !! Look like you could swim in it !!!!!!:eek::D



    My only draw back is the one shot has gotten costly !!! But so has the good engine paint ( if theres any good stuff out there..:confused::D

    I will add some more pics afterthis is installed and running with chevy script covers,grant flamethrower and green roadster body ......
  2. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,949

    metal man

    Looks good . My dad did the same thing , different color . Seems to have worked very well .I just use regular old Centari acrylic enamel and that holds up well too .
    Nice job , but where's his respirator?:D
  3. Wow thats orange. That could be seen from space.
  4. I was just looking for Caddy Blue and couldn't find any, Had to use dark ford blue.

  5. Orange you glad it was a chevy motor they was paintin????

  6. dante81_98
    Joined: Sep 26, 2005
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    1. A-D Truckers

  7. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,226

    Da Tinman

    Safety Nazi!:p

    Looks great thanks for the tip!
  8. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,868

    from Indy

    thanks for the tip. is that at the old shop?
    Joined: Jun 15, 2006
    Posts: 3,385


    Yes , i still have a storage unit over there ( too much stuff :D)
  10. dyman
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
    Posts: 14


    i saw a cherry picker like that in kentucky once
  11. Chevy55
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 409

    from Nebraska

    I just got done painting a big block Chevy with Eastwood engine enamel and it looks great. I have been really disappointed with the spray bomb stuff on the last two engines I painted and so far the Eastwood looks great. It costs around $25 a quart but I think I should be able to paint at least 1 or two more engines out of the can. I have only run it about 30 minutes so far but it is holding up well.
  12. I tend to paint the engine the same color as the body or chassis. As long as it is prepped right, regular straight enamel works great. Just takes a long time to dry and is getting harder to find.
  13. I saw the first picture and thought that was going to take a long time to bursh a complete engine with a 00 Mack brush.

    Looks good.
  14. IL GIMMI
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
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    It's the great outdoors....
  15. Never2low
    Joined: Jan 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,145


    Anybody use the stuff from POR? I saw it in the brochure, was wondering if anyone has expirience, good or bad?
  16. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    I used the Chevy orange engine paint from Bill Hirsch for an OT restoration and I was pleasantly surprised. I too was used to the cheap spray bombs that never covered the sharp edges. What a difference in coverage.
  17. 1941ihkb5
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
    Posts: 338


    Hey you forgot to tape off the chrome valve covers!
  18. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    Safety third, I allways say.
    Thats so ORANGE it hurts.
  19. Looks good, but did you at least stuff some rags in the exhaust ports? The paint is probably nice & thick in there!:D
  20. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,678

    from Ks

    Citizen's arrest! Citizen's arrest!:p
  21. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,299

    from Michigan

    That orange paint was so bright, I had to put my shades on to view it.. :cool: :D
  22. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,940


    I read the One Shot tip way back in the 80s in SRM. Sure works well! I have also had great luck with the Epoxy Appliance paint although you colors are limited. Yes, the engine in the 54 is 70s Olive!
  23. chad
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,012


    I have had no problem with holds up good
  24. 65 impala
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,086

    65 impala

    no need for respirator its outside lol looks nice and shiny
  25. GaryM
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 215


  26. I've had good results with the POR 15 engine paint, brush it on and it dries with no brush marks and good coverage. I painted the "rare Ford experimental OHV" (thinly disguised 307 Chevy) in Henrietta the '38 Ford pickup in Ford flathead green using the POR 15 paint.
  27. JDHolmes
    Joined: Nov 25, 2006
    Posts: 918

    from Spring TX

    Bill Hirsch engine enamel is excellent stuff, though a bit pricey at $36 retail a quart. But, it is designed for engines. I stock the stuff if you need any information and give Hamb'ers a discount. However, if you're closer to the east coast, shipping would be cheaper from Hirsch themselves.
  28. ZRX61
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 175

    from The AV

    It's a LOT cheaper than using Imron at $207/qt...;)
  29. Hellfish
    Joined: Jun 19, 2002
    Posts: 6,482


    Looks great! Did you mix in some pearl?
  30. Curly Hand
    Joined: Mar 24, 2009
    Posts: 324

    Curly Hand
    from Tucson

    Man that is orange till Tuesday brother! Looks great!

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