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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Engine compartment paint for 1967 impala

Looking to see whats the best satin paint for my engine compartment...Want something that will last and have the stock look..Was told POR 15 but when I read some threads they say it does noy last long..I used something from eastwood once but after a few engine cleaning the paint got dull...Considered Rustoleum #7777 so any input would be great.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 05:08 PM
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Go to any auto parts store and get Duplicolor, Krylon or any brand name paint they carry. Definitely not POR 15. That stuff is strictly for rusty surfaces.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 06:28 PM
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I used a Satin from Home Depot and I liked the finish on it.

Alternatively, you can find some good stuff at www.eastwood.com.
This first one is not cheap - but that's because it's a 2-part paint, highly durable.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 06:39 PM
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POR-15 will last forever, it is an epoxy plastic. It is rock hard and immune to most chemicals. It is however a high gloss black, not a semi-gloss or egg shell finish (the other draw back is it's expense).

Any semi-gloss flat black paint will look original. The factory color was carbon black with a 40% flatening agent. You can buy the excat paint GM used from any auto pant house in a rattle spray can here:


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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-12-2013, 01:03 AM
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This is a little off topic, but I have found that Rustoleum Regal Red is very similar to the factory Bolero Red exterior color on my Impala.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-12-2013, 06:27 AM
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POR-15 is extremely toxic although you should were a good respirator even with rattle cans.

I've done a few engine compartments with Rustoleum 7777 and they came out very nice. Downside is it's an enamel and slow to dry/cure. It'll be soft for weeks. If you get a run, you need to wait to be able to sand it down. The nice thing with the Krylon is it's fast drying. It'll also look great.
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I used bc/cc which is resistant to gasoline.......Donnie
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-01-2013, 10:07 AM
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Por 15 makes a chassis black coating that people are raving about and the correct color.



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