Paint & Body Work - Satin Black Engine Bay on a Budget?




Wnts2Go10O
03-03-2012, 06:37 PM
wht kind of decent paint/clear is out there in small quantities to do the engine bay?

through reading, im going to stay away from the duplicolor stuff. so the question is what would b a decent paint to use and how much does it usually take to do the engine bay(using a 2k paint btw).

thanks for the help.


FOSTER21
03-04-2012, 08:53 PM
If you want dull finish John Deere blitz black is the best you can buy!

wildbillSS
03-04-2012, 10:22 PM
Check out Eastwood they have an under hood 2k paint kit. Very easy product to mix and spray. I think it's around 60 bucks


Wnts2Go10O
03-05-2012, 01:14 PM
If you want dull finish John Deere blitz black is the best you can buy!

i want a dull-ish finish but not flat.

Azar_Hawke
03-05-2012, 01:20 PM
What about plastidip? Though maybe that is too flat for your liking.

Wnts2Go10O
03-05-2012, 02:54 PM
What about plastidip? Though maybe that is too flat for your liking.

too easy to take off, especially with the environment inside the engine bay

22lambo
03-06-2012, 07:45 PM
http://www.tcpglobal.com/RestorationShop/rspcolors.aspx

You can buy a quart which is pretty cheap. I have painted a few cars with their products and they make awesome stuff

Wnts2Go10O
03-07-2012, 02:04 PM
http://www.tcpglobal.com/RestorationShop/rspcolors.aspx

You can buy a quart which is pretty cheap. I have painted a few cars with their products and they make awesome stuff

if only the "hot rod satin black" wasnt discontinued :lol:

jet black with a matte clear? or were you suggesting the satin chassis black


also, what would a satin or matte look like with a gloss/semi gloss clear?

22lambo
03-07-2012, 04:13 PM
Try this, its the same stuff only under a different name

http://www.tcpglobal.com/kustomshop/HRF201.aspx

Wnts2Go10O
03-07-2012, 04:26 PM
will that stuff be gtg for an engine bay with all the heat, grime, etc?

22lambo
03-07-2012, 07:40 PM
will that stuff be gtg for an engine bay with all the heat, grime, etc?

Personally I have never used it under those conditions but if you do all your prep work right it shouldn't be a problem. I have seen lots of people paint their engine bays with normal auto paint without any problems.

barryp
03-09-2012, 04:46 AM
I got eastwoods 2k ceramic chassis satin black kit that came with their primer as well. I love this stuff!!! I had used por15 in the past and that stuff is junk imo.

It was easy to use--I didn't even thin it and shot with a 1.8 tip. Let me know if you have any questions.

PhantomR/T
03-09-2012, 12:13 PM
i used SEM hot rod Black for mine.

v7guy
03-15-2012, 11:46 AM
I used some duplicolor black with some satin clear. It's actually held up pretty good. Had it painted for about 10 yrs