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Engine compartment Paint Prep.
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Hey guys, just thinking about painting my engine compartment and dont know exactly what brand and what type of Black color to pick. Plus, can any give me any ideas or hint as to how to prep the compartment with paper, plastic, etc.? I will cover up the whole car, plus underneath so the paint doesn't get anywhere else on the car (dont want to ruin my new paint job).
Should I use primer, if so what kind?
What should I use to clean the grease area around the master cylinder and power steering box?
How should I cover up the engine?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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#2
Good questions, I'll be doing the same thing this fall and don't want to mess up my new paint either, so post up those recommendations.
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sharpstang72;21123 Wrote:Hey guys, just thinking about painting my engine compartment and dont know exactly what brand and what type of Black color to pick. Plus, can any give me any ideas or hint as to how to prep the compartment with paper, plastic, etc.? I will cover up the whole car, plus underneath so the paint doesn't get anywhere else on the car (dont want to ruin my new paint job).
Should I use primer, if so what kind?
What should I use to clean the grease area around the master cylinder and power steering box?
How should I cover up the engine?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


This is what I did:
  • I removed everything that was not welded in leaving only the sheet metal.
  • I pressure washed the whole engine bay.
  • I sandblasted the whole engine bay
  • I pressure washed the wole engine bay a second time.
  • I wiped the whole engine bay with paint prep.
  • I spray painted the whole engine bay with PPG DPLP epoxy primer.
  • I painted the whole engine bay with PPG DAR 9000 with a flattening agent mixed in.
  • I reassembled the car.

I can post up pictures of the pocess tonight.

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White 1973 (351C stroked to 408, 4V, FMX) convertible with blue deluxe interior AC and power windows.

Mike
Irwin Pa (MCA # 52193)
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#4
As far as cleaning goes I used Castrol Super Clean on my engine compartment. It is a real good degreaser. I sprayed it down and towed the car to the local quarter car wash and power washed it.

As far as paint prep what I know is the cleaner the better. I'll leave any further discussion on paint to the many here who know more than I.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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When you think it's clean .clean it some more..

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Hey vertstang73, can I get these two products
(PPG DPLP epoxy primer & PPG DAR 9000)
in aerosol can? Im not a professional painter, I just want to spray it in my garage with can, don't have any experience w/spray guns.

Thanks,
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sharpstang72;21142 Wrote:Hey vertstang73, can I get these two products
(PPG DPLP epoxy primer & PPG DAR 9000)
in aerosol can? Im not a professional painter, I just want to spray it in my garage with can, don't have any experience w/spray guns.

Thanks,

I know that some paint supply houses will mix your paint into a aerosol can. I should have said PPG DPLF.

Mike

[Image: 57_23_07_10_12_47_19.jpeg]

White 1973 (351C stroked to 408, 4V, FMX) convertible with blue deluxe interior AC and power windows.

Mike
Irwin Pa (MCA # 52193)
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sharpstang72;21123 Wrote:Hey guys, just thinking about painting my engine compartment and dont know exactly what brand and what type of Black color to pick. Plus, can any give me any ideas or hint as to how to prep the compartment with paper, plastic, etc.? I will cover up the whole car, plus underneath so the paint doesn't get anywhere else on the car (dont want to ruin my new paint job).
Should I use primer, if so what kind?
What should I use to clean the grease area around the master cylinder and power steering box?
How should I cover up the engine?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The process vertstang73 described is the Correct way if you have the engine out & can spray My process was similar but different products & I'm a firm believer of not using water on bare metal or sandblasted metal..No matter how good you think you dried it off all it takes is a small amount in a crack or crevice to start the rust process..Here's how I prepped mine which is similar to verts process but no water involved..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4PVATPY94o Seems to me you need the "down & dirty method" 1--wrap motor electrical etc with tinfoil 2--remove what ever bolt on's you can 3--power wash clean with simple green purple industrial(home depot) after it's dry scratch up all panels etc with a red scotch brite pad followed by a grey scotch brite pad 4--blow out dust etc with compressed air 5--wipe down all areas to be painted with wax & grease remover 6--mask off all areas (fenders windshield) USE KRYLON SATIN BLACK (walmart) I've done quite a few engine compartments with this paint & it works great & looks great for the quick down & dirty method..Watch my vids here http://www.saturdaymorninggarage.com



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Qcode351mach;21177 Wrote:I'm a firm believer of not using water on bare metal or sandblasted metal..No matter how good you think you dried it off all it takes is a small amount in a crack or crevice to start the rust process.
I too feel the exact same way and although not a professional like Scott, I try to do the right things when it comes to my automobiles. I used a more user friendly and by this I mean those who don't have the facility and equipment to do Scott's method. I used a 3 step system by a company called KBS http://www.kbs-coatings.com Did just about every part on my car that I could. The awesome thing too is that the paint comes in almost factory colors like the brick red used on the 3rd member and driveshaft, satin black used on rearend etc... You can brush it on and you won't see the brush marks. How cool is that?
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Qcode351mach;21177 Wrote:
sharpstang72;21123 Wrote:Hey guys, just thinking about painting my engine compartment and dont know exactly what brand and what type of Black color to pick. Plus, can any give me any ideas or hint as to how to prep the compartment with paper, plastic, etc.? I will cover up the whole car, plus underneath so the paint doesn't get anywhere else on the car (dont want to ruin my new paint job).
Should I use primer, if so what kind?
What should I use to clean the grease area around the master cylinder and power steering box?
How should I cover up the engine?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The process vertstang73 described is the Correct way if you have the engine out & can spray My process was similar but different products & I'm a firm believer of not using water on bare metal or sandblasted metal..No matter how good you think you dried it off all it takes is a small amount in a crack or crevice to start the rust process..Here's how I prepped mine which is similar to verts process but no water involved..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4PVATPY94o Seems to me you need the "down & dirty method" 1--wrap motor electrical etc with tinfoil 2--remove what ever bolt on's you can 3--power wash clean with simple green purple industrial(home depot) after it's dry scratch up all panels etc with a red scotch brite pad followed by a grey scotch brite pad 4--blow out dust etc with compressed air 5--wipe down all areas to be painted with wax & grease remover 6--mask off all areas (fenders windshield) USE RUSTOLUM SATIN BLACK (walmart) I've done quite a few engine compartments with this paint & it works great & looks great for the quick down & dirty method..Watch my vids here http://www.saturdaymorninggarage.com

Hi,

What kind of rustoleum satin black dit you use ( have to look if it's available in Europe ) , did you use a spraygun for the job ??

John

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