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Old 07-30-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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Engine bay paint

Hey guys im painting the engine bay in my 68... I was wondering what color it should be...ie flat black, satin or so on
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:44 PM   #2
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I would go with satin. I find flat hard to clean. Just my opinion.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:22 PM   #3
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Mine is satin black and it looks sooooo much better then the gloss I had. It really makes your engine pop even If you don't have it all done up.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:11 PM   #4
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Ohk.... Looks like it goanna be satin hahahahaha
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:49 AM   #5
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Lol I tend to like semi-gloss. It's a little more user friendly in an engine compartment than satin. It's easier to clean, and will give you a nice enough shine. I guess it all depends on how clean your engine is, stays, and how long you expect it to last.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:33 AM   #6
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Black plastidip lol
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:47 AM   #7
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Go with the same color as your car with a flat clear on it. That's what I wish I did with mine :/
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You got any pics of that engine bay? I'd love to see it....
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:07 PM   #9
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Of mine? Mines just a flat black. I was saying I wish I did the same color as my car with a flat clear over it
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:29 AM   #10
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Oops...sorry. I misread. Lol, good idea none the less. Mine is gloss and I don't like it at all. One day I'll get it satin. I find it looks good and it hides most imperfections. But if my car was not black I would definitely paint the motor bay the same color.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:29 AM   #11
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When painting the engine bay the same as the car, is there a clear coat that should go on the engine compartment, that wouldn't necessarily be on the exterior paint? I have my car stripped and I'm considering what to go with.
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You spray a matte or sattin clear over the engine bay but not the outside of the car
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That's a good question but I think I would go to an automotive paint supply store for advice. I guess you are concerned with fluids and chemicals?
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:40 PM   #14
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Fluids chemicals heat.....thanks for the advice. I'm looking to keep it sexy, but have the usability of it at the same time. It won't be a daily driver, but it'll get regular use.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:52 PM   #15
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When I did mine

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The guy recommended a one stage house pf kolor

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Haha come on iPhone! Quit tweaking out on me!! But I was trying to say is the guy recommended a one stage flat house of kolor paint its black he said it would resists the oils and fluids
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:37 AM   #16
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Yours looks pretty sweet man. What did you use to strip the paint off?
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I just sanded it... Didn't take it down to everywhere just when I could see rust... Crossing my fingers here
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