Repainting Engines

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by majorm, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. keysdisease
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    keysdisease Senior Member

    I like 2 part LP paints too. They clean up real nice as it seams grease, oil and soot as well as other nasties in an engine room just can't get a grip on the high gloss finish. Seems to hold up to the typical engine temps just fine.

    I'll bet there's a little left over from the last spray job at the local boatyard in the fridge that could be had for cheap. You could also ask around, there is almost always left over paint for a spray job that the painter would rather sell than have go off in the fridge waiting to maybe use it.

    2 part LP looks great, cleans up easy, and lasts.

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  2. alan white
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    alan white Senior Member

    I've painted a lot of restaurant ovens and wood stoves, etc.. Be practical and use a wood stove rated spray can at about $8.00. It will look great ten years later. A two part is such overkill, it makes no sense unless you're already painting something and you have some left over. The spray will dry is a half hour normally.
    A homeowner can be more wasteful than a pro. If you ask how a pro should do it the answer will be different from the ameteur's answer sometimes. After all, the ameteur has much more time to spend gold-plating as it were.
     

  3. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    If you ask how a pro should do it the answer will be different from the ameteur's answer sometimes. After all, the ameteur has much more time to spend gold-plating as it were

    And the pro expects the customer too soon be long gone , so the longevity of the results are far less of a concern.
     
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