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Engine Compartment- what paint?

I want high gloss black in the engine compartment... whats the best paint?

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Re: Engine Compartment- what paint?

Thanks for the help

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muddynut-
i'd like to return the favor but i'm not a paint pro although i would probably buy some rattle can paint at walmart. doesn't have to be high temp right? how about some guys use herculiner like i did my tub. that appeals to me. what do you think?[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Engine Compartment- what paint?

Looking for a high gloss.. herculiner doesnt give me that shine.. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] thanks.. did you figure out the shackle problem?

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Re: Engine Compartment- what paint?

Go for the "engine enamal" rattle cans at Wally World. I gave it a try last summer, and was more than pleasantly surprised. I'm quite sure they carry a high-gloss black as well. It went on easy, and withstood the heat inside my engine compartment, but also the Minnesota road salt in the other areas I sprayed that were exposed (now that is a small feat in itself [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]).

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Re: Engine Compartment- what paint?

Its a real b*tch to clean the mud out of my Duraback Bedliner, and even worse to clean the oil/grease off the inside of the hood that I Durabacked as well. I wouldn't want anything textured in my engine compartment that would make clean-up more difficult


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Re: Engine Compartment- what paint?

Tractor enamel is pretty hard to beat, it's cheap and holds-up well...If you add some acrylic enamel hardener it gets real shiny and dries faster.

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Muddynut:

My engine compartment, and firewall, is painted the same as the tub. I'd say...use whatever paint you want. However, I'd look into Hammerite Smooth. It's got a gloss to it and is durable, easy to wipe down.

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Re: Engine Compartment- what paint?

Are you going to use a gun to spray it? If so, go with a high gloss black enamel (not base /clear). I used it on my bumpers and an engine bay on another vehicle. Think it was DuPont brand? Was expensive though, $75? You don't need much for an engine bay but I got the smallest can they had. NOTE, try to find the smallest spray gun you can. I had a big one and it was tough to get into the cracks and corners! Primer your bay before you spray the good stuff to prevent runs and save paint.

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There is a automotive store here in NC that carries some tractor supplies. They also have the Tisco brand paints that are supposed to match the factory colors of the John Deere and Farmall tractors. This is real good paint if you can find it where you live. Most of the regular spray paints will just run when gas hits them. This stuff takes a litte longer to dry but it stays like factory car paint and thay have a gloss black.

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