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Old 03-03-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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Default Satin Black Engine Bay on a Budget?

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).

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Old 03-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #2
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If you want dull finish John Deere blitz black is the best you can buy!
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:22 PM   #3
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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
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If you want dull finish John Deere blitz black is the best you can buy!
i want a dull-ish finish but not flat.
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What about plastidip? Though maybe that is too flat for your liking.
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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
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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
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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

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?
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Try this, its the same stuff only under a different name

http://www.tcpglobal.com/kustomshop/HRF201.aspx
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will that stuff be gtg for an engine bay with all the heat, grime, etc?
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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.
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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.
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i used SEM hot rod Black for mine.
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I used some duplicolor black with some satin clear. It's actually held up pretty good. Had it painted for about 10 yrs
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