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.
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:
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.
Por 15 makes a chassis black coating that people are raving about and the correct color.
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