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Im getting ready to convert over to Fuel Injection, and I plan on swapping out the crappy cam, detailing the engine (which was done horribly), and repainting the engine bay, at the same time.

I already have the paint ofor the engine.

I was goint to do the inner fenders, rad support, under hood, and firewall semi-gloss black. However now I'm wondering how it would all look Cameo Ivory, to match the body. Has anyone body matched their engine bay?

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I've seen cars like that but I'm not sure how white would look? Guess you could always try an area then paint over it, did mine in a gloss black metallic rattle can, I even went more rouge with painting the motor AMC blue metallic because the shade went better with the car color, I know some people are clutching their chest right now but
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Here's one of a light yellow 65 GTO that should help you visualize what your white would do for an engine bay. I think it would look fantastic......until you put a few thousand miles on it. There's good reason all cars come with semi-gloss/satin black engine bays. I'm too picky to stand seeing engine grime and scratches in the engine bay and too lazy to want to maintain that fresh paint look...I'll stick with satin or flat black and let the wear and tear hide there.

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Here's one of a light yellow 65 GTO that should help you visualize what your white would do for an engine bay. I think it would look fantastic......until you put a few thousand miles on it. There's good reason all cars come with semi-gloss/satin black engine bays. I'm too picky to stand seeing engine grime and scratches in the engine bay and too lazy to want to maintain that fresh paint look...I'll stick with satin or flat black and let the wear and tear hide there.

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That does look cool, not sure if it goes with that Pontiac blue but it sure makes the motor stand out...gotta love dual quads (y)
 

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Here's one of a light yellow 65 GTO that should help you visualize what your white would do for an engine bay. I think it would look fantastic......until you put a few thousand miles on it. There's good reason all cars come with semi-gloss/satin black engine bays. I'm too picky to stand seeing engine grime and scratches in the engine bay and too lazy to want to maintain that fresh paint look...I'll stick with satin or flat black and let the wear and tear hide there.

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That looks great, but there's not a single detail left undone in there. I do wash my engine bay during every car wash, so Im not worried about dirt. Im a bit curious about how much better or worse whit would be for cleaning and heat.

All of my cars are black and when I wash them, they absorb the sun. The GTO is whit, and when I wash it, I get a sunburn from the reflection.
 

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I'm no paint expert, but once you start getting away from a gloss finish the paint wants to "soak-up" dirt more easily. White would be the worst when it comes to staining wrt to oils and such. It's kinda odd that white shows much less exterior dirt, but a stain will will pop out like no tomorrow.
 

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Im getting ready to convert over to Fuel Injection, and I plan on swapping out the crappy cam, detailing the engine (which was done horribly), and repainting the engine bay, at the same time.

I already have the paint ofor the engine.

I was goint to do the inner fenders, rad support, under hood, and firewall semi-gloss black. However now I'm wondering how it would all look Cameo Ivory, to match the body. Has anyone body matched their engine bay?

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I have seen several cars at Carlisle where the engine bay matched the exterior paint on the car. I thought it looked awesome in every instance. Made me wish I had done the same.
 
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