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An aerosol will be fine for the painting of the engine compartment. Just go to your local Sherwin Willliams paint store, or comparable custom body shop and have them mix you up a glossy black in a 12 oz (or so) can.

The way I removed the paint from the engine compartment is by hand-sanding... That's the best way. I hand-sanded, then primed it with Krylon, and then went to my paint store and had the most glossy black mixed up... Looks beautiful now.
 

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Yeah, you want to get down very far into the metal. I brought the engine compartment down to the point where it was shiny silver, then primed it (LIGHT coat) and then shot it with gloss black.

Use a fairly fine grit... I used 70 grit first, and it turned out bad... Then I went to 3M's 110 grit, and it worked much better.
 

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Nahh it's not that bad... It's very fine, and is a long job. It took me about 3 1/2 hours to sand down my engine compartment (and 2 bloody knuckles) buit it was WELL worth the effort... Its the best lookin' engine compartment I've seen on a lot of Stangs.
 

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BAH... I suppose you could do that, but you wouldn't get the same feeling.
 

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I thought the idea WAS to use anti-corrosive paint? I did...

I neglected to mention the anti-static tack cloth, my bad =)
 
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