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    Default Gm Orange Engine Paint

    I'm pulling the engine out of my 74 L48 to rebuild and repaint. Does anyone know a good website where I can buy the gm orange engine paint at a good price???

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    At a good price is at the local auto parts store.There is a better paint from por that is a paint system .Ive never used it but Ive heard good things.I think they sell it on www.ketone.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdaddy
    At a good price is at the local auto parts store.There is a better paint from por that is a paint system .Ive never used it but Ive heard good things.I think they sell it on www.ketone.com
    I agree, walmart also has duplicolor engine paint. Unless your going for NCRS

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruby76
    I agree, walmart also has duplicolor engine paint. Unless your going for NCRS
    Why would NCRS object to the duplicolor paint?

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    I think it is one of those:

    if they new it was duplicolor and not EXACTLY what GM used they'd doc you points.

    But I honestly wouldn't think they would be able to tell. My car isn't original anyway and I paint the engine every once in a while with duplicolor or whatever brand is at the particular store when I decide to paint the engine.

    If you are serious about NCRS, then there is a NCRS forum here somewhere


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    Quote Originally Posted by ruby76

    If you are serious about NCRS, then there is a NCRS forum here somewhere

    I am a member of the NCRS (and a judge) and just wondered where you got the idea that NCRS had something against Duplicolor - it doesn't.

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    I found the best way to paint is to use the engine primer, followed by 2 coats of orange, followed by 2 coats of clear. It stays looking good for a lot longer.

    For valve covers and other small items, I let them dry overnight then bake them in the oven at 250F for 2 hours. You married people may want to skip this part.

    FYI: I don't recommend anybody use the type of air cleaner shown in this image--trust me. I know a '77 is supposed to be Blue, but it don't look like a high performance motor to me unless it's painted GM Orange.


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    www.POR-15.com Chevy Orange engine enamel, except I used hi-temp Chevy orange-red spray on the valve covers.


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