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Old 08-18-11, 10:12PM   #1
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Hey there everyone, I am new here so hopefully I posted in the right section...

Anyway, I am working on a '68 firebird and I have the engine out and at the machine shop. On top of that I stripped the engine bay so there is nothing in there. I am in the process of degreasing it so I can paint it and my questions are

1. What kind of paints can I use? I don't have a sprayer or anything so I am limited to rattle can or hand painting. I wanted to use something like zero rust or POR 15 but am not sure.

2. What is the best combination? a few coats of epoxy primer with a krylon engine paint on top???

just looking for advice on the best way to do this so I only have to do it once but also so I have ample protection from rust and high heat.

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Old 08-19-11, 04:12AM   #2
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that looks good, I don't have a spray gun or compressor which is what limits me to the rattle cans.

I was thinking of using the VHT chassis black, it is an epoxy all in one kind of deal.

either way what would be a good clear top coat to preserve the paint color and add protection?
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valspar clearn, I will have to look for that. Thanks
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I used the POR 15 semi gloss black on my sub frame, after it dried it ended up having an ugly flat finish so i went over the whole thing with some semi gloss krylon.
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Old 08-21-11, 04:48PM   #5
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that turned out nice, thanks for sharing


I tried that oven cleaner, I think that did the trick. I was having a hard time cleaning some spots so I bought some oven cleaner at the dollar store and sure enough it cleaned right up.
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