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I'm almost ready to paint my engine bay. I'm curious what everybody has used on their restorations. I'm going for the original look, or as close as I can get anyways.
 

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Krylon 1612
 

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Uhhh, that's Krylon 1613.

Someone posted about a Duplicolor DE-1613. I wonder if Krylon uses the same paint coding that others use...Hmmm....
 

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1612, 1613, whatever it takes.

Sorry about that. Shows what happens when you try to be first to Know It All.

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DP-90LF and 402LF catalyst

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this has a slightly grayish look to it, but it will pass concours judging.

i have had good luck with PPG DAR9000 with 25-30% flattener
 

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Thanks for your comment, Charles

It doesn't look gray to me. I got the recommendation to use DP90LF from Pete Morgan (67-68 MCA Gold Card Judge & 67-68 Shelby Certified Judge). See previous post

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Pete and I restore cars together and do not always agree 100% on everything. I think the DP is too grey, just my opinion. The original engine bay paint was a deeper black with a touch of gloss.
 
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I used POR15 chassiscoat black, dont know if its concours correct but it looks really good. It's a nice smooth shine not too shiny not too dull. Sorry dont have any pics posted yet of how it looks, but I think it looks great, Good Luck..

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We do disagree from time to time and he still does not believe me about what the letters and digits of a part number represent!!

I believe I recommended DP90LF with 402LF catalyst and a DT reducer (number code depends on humidity) mixed at 2:1:0.5. The slower catalyst allows the paint to set up smoother and the reducer flows the paint better creating a better semi-gloss appearance. I don't think the color is gray in anyway, but I do agree with Charles that the original black is a blacker black, if that is possible.

Regards,
 
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