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I need to start painting some motor parts
All I can find for the Pontiac Metallic Blue is the 500 degree spray.
Is this acceptable?
The 1200 variety dosnt seem to come in metallic.
What to do?
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I need to start painting some motor parts
All I can find for the Pontiac Metallic Blue is the 500 degree spray.
Is this acceptable?
The 1200 variety dosnt seem to come in metallic.
What to do?
Thanks!!!!
I had used NAPA's (made by Martin Senour) rattle can and it worked great. I painted the motor with it in the car. Even with touch ups it held great for 2 years. I am getting ready to remove the motor and blast it then use Eastwood's ceramic product.

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The Pontiac blue I used doesn't have the metallic in it, wish I could find the right stuff. It doesn't matter what you use, the paint is going to burn off over the center exhaust ports. My paint is discolored and bubbling up after only 100 miles.
I would check the ceramic paint Judge is talking about, it may hold up better..

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I need to start painting some motor parts
All I can find for the Pontiac Metallic Blue is the 500 degree spray.
Is this acceptable?
The 1200 variety dosnt seem to come in metallic.
What to do?
Thanks!!!!
I used this paint from Eastwood on mine. If you read the reviews on their site, you'll see that people have complained about it discoloring on the exhaust ports on the heads. Even the factory paint discolored there, it just gets too hot. What I like about this paint is that it's a ceramic and can be catalyzed with their urethane hardener, which I did.

I like it so far.

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A tip I got from a buddy who got this tip from a concourse judge:
If you paint the hot spots like at the exhaust ports with a manifold paint, using it as primer the finished engine paint will hold better on it. I don't know if it will work but I plan on doing it.

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I've used Aervoe and Plati-Kote. Both have held up 20+ years except for the exhaust ports on the heads. I don't use primer, but I'm in CA where the conditions are mild. With age, the metallic blue turns slightly turquoise, just like the original paint did.
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I need to start painting some motor parts
All I can find for the Pontiac Metallic Blue is the 500 degree spray.
Is this acceptable?
The 1200 variety dosnt seem to come in metallic.
What to do?
Thanks!!!!
O'Reilly auto parts can get the correct pontiac paint in spray cans.
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The Dupli-Color 500 deg rattle can Pontiac Blue Metallic part #DE1616. I also use their 500 deg primer only on bare metal. I scotch brite the parts/block with soapy water first.
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The Dupli-Color 500 deg rattle can Pontiac Blue Metallic part #DE1616. I also use their 500 deg primer only on bare metal. I scotch brite the parts/block with soapy water first.


I use the PlastiKote #277 (edited), I primed the engine with VHT's 1200 degree SP100 primer and I have no problems on the head exhaust ports or the crossover on the intake manifold,


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The closest match I've found is PlastiKote #277 Pontiac Metallic Blue for the '66-'72 engines and PlasiKote #208 Pontiac Blue for the '59-'65 Pontiac engines.

All the engine paints will burn off at the exhaust flange portion of the cylinder heads, whether you prime them or not. Paint rated at 500 degrees F. will not withstand the 1000 degrees + that this area is exposed to. The Eastwood ceramic paint also will discolor in this area. It would be interesting to see photos of this area from those who claim otherwise.

If you plan to drive the car, use only a thin coat of engine paint at the exhaust flange area and redo it as necessary.

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