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My engine is out and I want to paint my engine compartment. It's clean and primed with Krylon. What paint can I put down that will be pretty tough, but without using a compressor? Can paint shops mix something up that will stick fairly well and harden? Any ideas will be appreciated. 1965 Coupe.
 

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go to a good paint shop and have a talk to them, a well equipped shop can put what you want in a spray bomb, but it might take you a couple of cans, good luck

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I agree with toadfish.

Go to a small custom body shop and ask them what they've got. If you feel like doing the work yourself, most good, high-end shops will mix you a can or two of any sort of paint you want.

I shot my engine compartment last year with a mixture from Dentoni's Body Shop. Pearl black.. it changes from black to blue.
 

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I used Krylon, Semi Flat Black #1613. Two coats of primer, then 2 coats of the 1613. Looks great. Test it on something small first to see if you like the finish.

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I just did mine in Eastwood underhood black. I was very impressed with the paint. 2 cans would be plenty. They must put more paint in their cans than normal, because they seem to last for a long time. Get one of their catalogs. They have a lot of great stuff for restoration work.

Here's a link to the paint.

http://www.eastwoodco.com/cgi-bin/sgin0101.exe

Good luck!

Phil



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if you want something that is going to last and be near chip resistant, go with an epoxy primer mixed as a sealer... talk to your autopaint store about this. epoxy like this would be sprayed from a gun though.

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I just painted mine last month. Used PPG DP-90 epoxy primer. I used a Preval power unit. You can spray over just about anything and top coat with laquer or enamel. I top coated with some old laquer that I had from a previous project. Turned out pretty good. If you use the DP-90 make sure you let it dry 24 hours before top coating.

I learned all about DP-90 VFM and talking to my local paint supply store.

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