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Hot Rods Quantity of paint for an engine ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by elroots33, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. Can someone tell me what approximate quantity of paint is necessary to paint an Olds 330ci engine ?
    Thanks !
     
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  2. alchemy
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    I'd pick up two cans of Krylon. One probably wouldn't cover enough. Especially with that big bellhousing.
     
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  3. 19Fordy
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    A pint of brush on Bill Hirsch paint. It's the best and flows out beautifully.
     
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  4. I have used a couple of rattle cans for the last two engines and they have held up extremely well. HRP

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  5. squirrel
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    depends how you are going to apply it. Spray cans...two. Brush on...one pint. Spray with a spray gun...quart.
     
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  6. Bandit Billy
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    This doesn't come in many colors but it is extremely good ceramic paint with hardener. Hy 330 Hemi is getting a gloss black paint job right now with this stuff. Good to 650 degrees, tough as nails. Wear a respirator!
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  7. DDDenny
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    YOWZA
    They sure are proud of that stuff!
     
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  8. HSF
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    Hirsch or Eastwood engine paint, 1 quart. I shoot it, always great results. The key is clean the motor thoroughly. When you think it's clean enough, do it one more time. Acetone and a red scotchbrite work great.
     
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  9. Bandit Billy
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    If Krylon is like Crown Royal then this stuff is more like Johnny Walker Blue. I like them both but there are times to go top shelf.
     
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  10. DDDenny
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    Krylon was my go-to for years, especially liked their semi-flat black (chassis black) but they reformulated it, it's not what it once was.
    So, if I was comparing a particular brand of rattle can paint to Makers 48 (impossible I know) what would you suggest?
     
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  11. Bandit Billy
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    Seymours.
     
  12. jimgoetz
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    3ci. more than a Chevy 327 ?
     
  13. DDDenny
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    WUT!
     
  14. Flathead Dave
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    What I did as a small kid "ONCE" I placed a pile of crayolas on my dad's motor to watch it melt and run down. Might not work for you...
     
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  15. Moriarity
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    About a half pint of sealer, a pint of gold base, a pint of intercoat clear with gold mini flake, about a pint of candy pagan gold, and a pint or two of urethane clear....


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  16. I paint my engines with catalyzed urethane base coat/clear coat auto paint. As Mark shows above, your color selection is infinite. Catalyzed urethane is super tough, withstands all the heat an engine can generate, except for the direct area of the intake manifold exhaust X-over passages, and results in a beautiful, ceramic look for the engine. If all you want is a color, a couple rattle cans of Rustoleum, Krylon, or any other quality paint will do the job.

    I usually powder coat pans, intake manifolds, and other bolt-ons that will see nicks and bumps if my color scheme is mild. Much tougher than paint and easier to keep purty. You can get powder coats in a big variety of colors, even candies, but not the variety available with auto paints. The 235 straight 6 I built for my king cab '53 Chevy pickup was entirely powder coated white, including the block and head. The 350 SBC that I built to go into my buddy's '42 Willys pickup was entirely powder coated black metal flake.
     
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  17. ls1yj
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    @DDDenny,

    Looks like you were enjoying that Makers when you chimed in... they only offer 46 ;)


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  19. squirrel
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    I like to use automotive paint, but like with the outside of the car, I use sort of old fashioned acrylic enamel, with a catalyst. I don't use primer on the engine, I figure it will look more betterer if there is just iron under any chips in the paint, not primer. And it seems to stick real well without primer.

    Getting the oil off the engine first, is the hardest part.
     
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  20. I would probably use catalyzed acrylic but in Kalifornia you get a life prison sentence if caught using it.
     
  21. DDDenny
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    DOH!
    That's what happens when I run out!
     
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  22. noboD
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    Yes, I like all their paints.
     
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  23. I used an open spray can of Duplicolor Chevy orange on my SBC and had enough leftover to do the bellhousing and still have some in the can.
     
  24. I agree with DD. KRYLON 1613 and 1301 were my chassis and engine paints for years.
    Then it got reformulated to be easier on our brain cells and it went to pot.
    I do like Eastwood spray paint now though.


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  25. anthony myrick
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    Clean clean clean
    Wax and grease remover with a red scuff pad.
    Epoxy
    Automotive paint
    Enjoy
     
  26. 41rodderz
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    That sure is pretty. Great job.
     
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  27. Thanks for all, guys !
     
  28. Deuces
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    = Beautiful!... :);)
     
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  29. 4wd1936
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    According to the car dealers one can is completely rebuilt and two cans is now original, matching numbers.
     

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