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Im painting my engine today(1970 GTO Judge). I have the right paint for the block, intake, and the timing chain cover. What color is the A/C bracket and the oil pan supposed to be. It was all painted black when I got the car. I also got some gray high heat primer. Im using Duplicolor high heat cermic paint and primer. I have some eastwood underhood black for the pulleys and alternator bracket. Just trying to see what color paint I need to buy for the odd and end stuff. Also one other thing, has anyone put on a high heat clear coat on the engine. If so, what are the pros and cons? Thanks
 

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pan engine color, ac bracket 60% gloss black (satin). If you are running iron heads they will brown eventually around exh ports because our cars are too bad ass for pretty paint....LOL, but seriously the primer should help and wont hurt, same with clear.
 

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Thanks. This is my first restoration. Im learning what most people on here have forgotten. Thanks again.
 

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I've had best luck with a coat of VHT flameproof primer on the manifold side of the head and a super thin coat of the metallic blue. Thicker is not better, seems to hold the heat and brown the paint. At least its easy to touch up for shows. Make sure to block of intake manifold runners to Carb heat or they will brown too. Good luck and post pics!
 

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I have a paper which summarizes all the engine colors along with actual mixing formulas for the colors (along with Rally II Wheel colors). If you want to paint your engine using urethane paint for longevity, this is the way to go - the stuff in the cans is pretty cheap stuff... E-mail me for info.

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do you have the "gto restoration guide" by Paul Zaarine? that is probably the best book for detailed info on correct paint colors.
 

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Is there anything you don't have a tech paper on Lars? ;)
Actually, I have quite a list of original restoration & tuning how-to papers. For a complete list of all papers available, just drop me an e-mail request for the "Tech Papers Listing" and I'll send you the whole library listing.

do you have the "gto restoration guide" by Paul Zaarine? that is probably the best book for detailed info on correct paint colors.
I don't believe Paul lists the actual mixing formulas for each color. I have developed the formulas for achieving the correct colors as outlined in Paul's book, developed from researching actual original engines and colors, and developed at quite a bit of personal expense. Steve Ames (Ames Performance Engineering) is using my mixing formulas to create the engine colors he's selling.

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learn something everyday. so there's different formulas for paint formulations? In Pauls book he just list 60 degree shine of say black paint for a bracket. I assume that would mean semi-gloss black, or say chassis black.
So is the paint that Eastwood lists as "underhood" black the correct color/shine?
 

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I thought we were talking engine paint. Black is black - you just specify the sheen, such as 60-degree, as Paul specifies in the book.
 
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