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Engine Bay paint
#1
Hi Everyone,

I just finished the lower cowl. I put 2 coats of rust bullet on and 2 coats of black shell rust bullett. Looks pretty strong. I also used seam sealer over the first 2 coats on my seams. Learning alot.

The next thing I need to think about is a rattler engine bay paint. I will probably put 1 coat of black shell over 2 coats of the regular rust bullet on the apron panels, rad support and the upper cowl. I want to spray final coat so you can't see any brush strokes. Which brand gives you a factory look on the rad support and aprons? I see Eastwood has a semi gloss for about 12.99. Any chain stores worthy of looking for paint? If I have to pay for shipping I will but am really trying to watch my pennies. This thing is like a vacuum with the $.

I will probably use a brush on the chassis and use the blackshell. I think the rust bullett is the way to go (thanks Scott).

Thanks
D. Rolls

Chasing Rust
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#2
Honestly, I'd just scuff up the Black Shell that's already there (knocking down the brush strokes), and spray the final coat of Black Shell. It's a nice semi-gloss (OK - a little glossier than matte), and it's chemical-resistant, which means it won't give up to the normal under hood chemical spills and mishaps.

That's the plan for my engine compartment. Can't see putting some mere paint on top of the Rust Bullet that'll just need to be refinished at some point when the Rust Bullet will stand up a lot better on it's own.

My opinion though - my car is going resto-mod, not restoration.

It's going to look awesome no matter what though. Post pics!

Eric

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#3
I like regular ol' Krylon Satin Black.
Lots of solids (for a spray bomb), and nice OE type sheen for nice $$$.
Don't have to mail order it either.

Pete - MotoArts Decals and Signs
'71 Sportsroof 351C-4V/4-speed - FINALLY under construction - no, wait, on hold again...
'90 Mustang 7-Up 5.0 ragtop, rolling beater
'66 Sunbeam Tiger Mk.IA, survivor
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Darren 72;25774 Wrote:Hi Everyone,

I just finished the lower cowl. I put 2 coats of rust bullet on and 2 coats of black shell rust bullett. Looks pretty strong. I also used seam sealer over the first 2 coats on my seams. Learning alot.

The next thing I need to think about is a rattler engine bay paint. I will probably put 1 coat of black shell over 2 coats of the regular rust bullet on the apron panels, rad support and the upper cowl. I want to spray final coat so you can't see any brush strokes. Which brand gives you a factory look on the rad support and aprons? I see Eastwood has a semi gloss for about 12.99. Any chain stores worthy of looking for paint? If I have to pay for shipping I will but am really trying to watch my pennies. This thing is like a vacuum with the $.

I will probably use a brush on the chassis and use the blackshell. I think the rust bullett is the way to go (thanks Scott).

Thanks
D. Rolls
Your welcome D ! You could go with the blackshell sprayed for your last coat like 4x4 is doing or if that finish is a bit too glossy for you ..I use the krylon satin black like moto said It works really well & matches o.e. pretty good..I'm getting ready to do the cowl & forward dash on the 71 Camaro & thats what I'm using on it.. (walmart) either way as long as you use the rust bullet as your base your good


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Qcode351mach;25806 Wrote:
Darren 72;25774 Wrote:Hi Everyone,

I just finished the lower cowl. I put 2 coats of rust bullet on and 2 coats of black shell rust bullett. Looks pretty strong. I also used seam sealer over the first 2 coats on my seams. Learning alot.

The next thing I need to think about is a rattler engine bay paint. I will probably put 1 coat of black shell over 2 coats of the regular rust bullet on the apron panels, rad support and the upper cowl. I want to spray final coat so you can't see any brush strokes. Which brand gives you a factory look on the rad support and aprons? I see Eastwood has a semi gloss for about 12.99. Any chain stores worthy of looking for paint? If I have to pay for shipping I will but am really trying to watch my pennies. This thing is like a vacuum with the $.

I will probably use a brush on the chassis and use the blackshell. I think the rust bullett is the way to go (thanks Scott).

Thanks
D. Rolls
Your welcome D ! You could go with the blackshell sprayed for your last coat like 4x4 is doing or if that finish is a bit too glossy for you ..I use the krylon satin black like moto said It works really well & matches o.e. pretty good..I'm getting ready to do the cowl & forward dash on the 71 Camaro & thats what I'm using on it.. (walmart) either way as long as you use the rust bullet as your base your good

I've never sprayed using a gun. Is it as easy as loading the blackshell in the canister and spray? I can get a spray gun at a reasonable price. I do have a compressor so is it easy? I was leaning towards a rattler for convenience but the rust bullett blackshell would probably be a tougher finish.

Scott I am planning on scuffing up new aprons on the front and back sides and putting the 2 coats of silver and two coats of blackshell on including rad support. Is this overkill?

Thanks
D. Rolls
Mister 4x4;25775 Wrote:Honestly, I'd just scuff up the Black Shell that's already there (knocking down the brush strokes), and spray the final coat of Black Shell. It's a nice semi-gloss (OK - a little glossier than matte), and it's chemical-resistant, which means it won't give up to the normal under hood chemical spills and mishaps.

That's the plan for my engine compartment. Can't see putting some mere paint on top of the Rust Bullet that'll just need to be refinished at some point when the Rust Bullet will stand up a lot better on it's own.

My opinion though - my car is going resto-mod, not restoration.

It's going to look awesome no matter what though. Post pics!

Same here. I am just trying to make it look good and most importantly having fun with it..sometimes..lol. Mine is definitely not going to be a factory restoration. I'm not that good.
MotoArts;25798 Wrote:I like regular ol' Krylon Satin Black.
Lots of solids (for a spray bomb), and nice OE type sheen for nice $$$.
Don't have to mail order it either.

Thanks

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Darren 72;25774 Wrote:I've never sprayed using a gun. Is it as easy as loading the blackshell in the canister and spray? I can get a spray gun at a reasonable price. I do have a compressor so is it easy? I was leaning towards a rattler for convenience but the rust bullett blackshell would probably be a tougher finish.

Scott I am planning on scuffing up new aprons on the front and back sides and putting the 2 coats of silver and two coats of blackshell on including rad support. Is this overkill?
D..you could do the 2 coats of reg (silver) rust bullet then use the krylon satin spray bombs..it will be perfect..no need for the blackshell if you never sprayed with a gun before.


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Qcode351mach;25839 Wrote:
Darren 72;25774 Wrote:I've never sprayed using a gun. Is it as easy as loading the blackshell in the canister and spray? I can get a spray gun at a reasonable price. I do have a compressor so is it easy? I was leaning towards a rattler for convenience but the rust bullett blackshell would probably be a tougher finish.

Scott I am planning on scuffing up new aprons on the front and back sides and putting the 2 coats of silver and two coats of blackshell on including rad support. Is this overkill?
D..you could do the 2 coats of reg (silver) rust bullet then use the krylon satin spray bombs..it will be perfect..no need for the blackshell if you never sprayed with a gun before.

Thanks Scott

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#8
Again in my opinion...
Overkill is the key word here.
Ask yourself what the intended use of the car will be.
If you're not using it through the northeastern winter, simply degrease the intended area to be painted, scuff the nicely adhered stock paint to give it "tooth", seal the seams, a coat of good primer on any bare metal spots (acid etch works great, available in spray cans too), shoot the Krylon or equivalent and call it done.

The detail job will outlast your ownership, especially if it's a weekend cruiser that lives indoors.

Pete - MotoArts Decals and Signs
'71 Sportsroof 351C-4V/4-speed - FINALLY under construction - no, wait, on hold again...
'90 Mustang 7-Up 5.0 ragtop, rolling beater
'66 Sunbeam Tiger Mk.IA, survivor
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Qcode351mach;25839 Wrote:
Darren 72;25774 Wrote:I've never sprayed using a gun. Is it as easy as loading the blackshell in the canister and spray? I can get a spray gun at a reasonable price. I do have a compressor so is it easy? I was leaning towards a rattler for convenience but the rust bullett blackshell would probably be a tougher finish.

Scott I am planning on scuffing up new aprons on the front and back sides and putting the 2 coats of silver and two coats of blackshell on including rad support. Is this overkill?
D..you could do the 2 coats of reg (silver) rust bullet then use the krylon satin spray bombs..it will be perfect..no need for the blackshell if you never sprayed with a gun before.
Dto

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MotoArts;25871 Wrote:Again in my opinion...
Overkill is the key word here.
Ask yourself what the intended use of the car will be.
If you're not using it through the northeastern winter, simply degrease the intended area to be painted, scuff the nicely adhered stock paint to give it "tooth", seal the seams, a coat of good primer on any bare metal spots (acid etch works great, available in spray cans too), shoot the Krylon or equivalent and call it done.

The detail job will outlast your ownership, especially if it's a weekend cruiser that lives indoors.
Moto..he has no "stock paint" He did a major reconstruction..your procedure would work fine for a refresh of a compartment in good overall cond..& I'm going to disagree with you on the "acid etch primers" They suck !! They provide no corrosion protection what so ever ! They do have their place though in a production type shop doing new car work when you replace a fender hood etc & just want to shoot over the factory e-coat.

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