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My replacement engine is cleaned & degreased. ready for paint. One problem....Duplicolor DE 1616 (1966-1974) rattlecan Pontiac Metallic Light Blue is ILLEGAL in the Peoples Republik of Kalifornia! All the Auto Parts chains have it listed as "Unavailable in California" Same thing with VHT SP 142. My guess is air quality standards. Any Calif. posters with a solution?? I can get Duplicilor 1610 Pontiac Light Blue,(1959-1965) but really like the Metallic better. Pretty common preference. The car is a '65.

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Why not go with what you can get and is correct for the car??
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Good Point. Persoanl preference. The Metallic DE 1616 is a more aesthetically pleasing color then the enamel Robins Egg Blue 1610.

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I think it looks good, and it's correct too.
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So.....what's the hot tip for application?

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look here to see the paint options...Pontiac Engine Colors
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Clean the engine of all dirt and make sure the whole outside surface is oil free.
No matter what you do the center intake runner and exhaust ports will disscolor shortly after starting, so don't be bummed out when you see it happening.
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Rukee....Is the Tri-Power block DE 1610?? I agree...it's boss! Oil pan 1610 as well??
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Yep, block, heads, intake, water pump, timing cover, valley pan, oil pan all the same light blue.
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Beautiful! Thanks for the pics. I have a NIB Edelbrock Performer RPM intake traded for all the dead 455 guts and was debating on painting it blue or clear coating natural aluminum.

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