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Engine compartment paint?

Old 04-17-2009, 08:17 AM
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Default Engine compartment paint?

wondering what is the best paint to use for my engine compartment, i was going to use expoxy brush on paint, anyone know of anything better? I am changing the color from white to blue.
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:27 AM
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When I did a boat years ago I used a 1 part brush on Polyurethane. It worked out great. It looked great and was very durable. A lot of people told me to go with a 2 part polyurethane but I chose the easy way with the one part and had great results. Saw the boat a few years after I sold it and the engine room paint looked great. The poly paint is great the only thing is that cleanup is a *****. Pretty much have to use laquer thinner to clean your brush and any mess. I washed the bilge with Simple Green and water with a scrub brush. Let it dry then right before I painted I wiped everything down with laquer thinner then painted. The first coat looked great but I put a second coat on the next day anyway.

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Old 04-17-2009, 09:25 AM
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Bilgekote if you just want to do a quick cleanup job. If you want it too look really sharp go with the 1 part polyurethane. I just got done restoring a 1976 Spectra Daycruiser Jet and that's what I used and it came out real nice. You will need to do some prep work like sanding and priming.
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:25 AM
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Awlgrip works awesome and is very strong and stain resistant. Brushes on very easy too.
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:44 AM
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I'm doing mine now. I went with awlgrip.
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:49 AM
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Keep in mind the darker colors will show imperfections and brush strokes. I would stick with white.
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:08 AM
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I've had great results with PPG Concept.
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