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attkrlufy

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A good rattle-can paint?
« on: June 22, 2011, 09:54:43 AM »

I've got to paint my newly blasted dual snorkel air cleaner the proper mopar orange and I was wondering what brands you guys like and where you get them?  I'm looking for something that gives that nice, glossy, enamel-like covering but is also safe for the high-heat under the hood.

I haven't had much luck with rattle-can paint in the past.....I was hoping you had a go-to brand that's easy to find.


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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 10:16:44 AM »



SEM  Body shop suppy has it.  Or check out eastwood
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 10:21:28 AM »

That and the paint supply companies can actually make up the paint and put it in a spray can for you. There are also the mix yourself spray can canisters you can then pressurize by air compressor, but I have never used one, just seen them. If you have a bunch of stuff you would  be painting in the future, there are also little touch-up spray guns so you can spray what you want paint-wise and not have to break out the big gun. Heck, the small one cup guns are good enough that I sprayed my whole Barracuda with one, and it was a really nice no clear coated paint job.
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011, 12:32:53 PM »

The gas cyl with jar that you can use custom mixed paint with are
called PreVal and cost about $12. They work v well.  The best
rattle can paint I've ever used came
from John Deere.  Maybe the tractor pain is better quality, I dont
know. The tractor supply places like TSC and Central Tractor also carry
tractor paint in rattle cans.  Allis-Chalmers, now caled Agco
Allis, are always Orange... takes me back to the old farm days and an
A-C
180... a big honkin' 6 cyl diesel with open cab.


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A good rattle-can paint?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011, 01:17:40 PM »

Just got 3 different colors for Ukin'-Fugly's Engine from Duplicolor. Check their website.
http://www.duplicolor.com/
 
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2011, 07:13:46 PM »



NAPA sells Engine paint that closely matches the factory colors (I used Mopar Turquoise on my 440 ), and they sell Martin Senour Chassis Black and Underhood Black in tall spray cans out here in Pa. They have a nice etching primer and great cast iron gray too.




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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011, 05:57:48 PM »

Quote from: stitcherbob

NAPA sells Engine paint that closely matches the factory colors (I used Mopar Turquoise on my 440)....

Yeah, but the NAPA where I am is horrible.  They never have anything because they're 1/2 the size of a normal NAPA.



I think I'm going to do what FIN_NV suggested and go to Autozone or
Advance Auto and get the Dupli-color Engine Enamel spraycan in Mopar
orange.  It's a glossy finish and good for 500 degrees so it's exactly
what I want.



But I have one question about the colors.  Their catalog shows two Mopar oranges.  Take a look:



http://www.duplicolor.com/products/enginePaint/ 



Scroll down to where they show the available colors.  They list a
"Chrysler Orange" and a "Chrysler Hemi Orange."  So, guys - which do you
 think is the proper color for my air cleaner?

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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2011, 08:54:07 AM »

I think it would be the Chrysler Orange, the Hemi was a very specific engine color, Chrysler Orange was for the "other" onange engines.
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2011, 10:45:05 AM »


I had a 73 340 roadrunner and I redid the air cleaner at one point.  I'm pretty sure I went down to my local parts house and they gave me their paint swaths so I could match the orange paint on the air cleaner.  Once I found one that matched I had them mix up a aerosol can.

Looking at the color on the website, I think it's the Hemi Orange.  The air cleaner color is very bright.

Here's a pic of the engine in my old roadrunner...



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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2011, 03:33:26 PM »


Quote from: thrashingcows
I had a 73 340 roadrunner and I redid the air cleaner at one point.  I'm pretty sure I went down to my local parts house and they gave me their paint swaths so I could match the orange paint on the air cleaner.  Once I found one that matched I had them mix up a aerosol can.
I tried going that route first.  My (only) local auto paint store has all the Mopar exterior chips going back to the '50s, but only has some of the engine bay chips.  We went through all his books and we were able to find the proper Chrysler blue and red engine colors - but no orange.  :(

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Looking at the color on the website, I think it's the Hemi Orange.  The air cleaner color is very bright.  Here's a pic of the engine in my old roadrunner...



Wow.  What a beautiful engine-bay!

I think you're right - I think it's the hemi-orange, too.  My semi-NAPA actually had a chip book for dupli-color from a few years ago.  Looking at their chips, DE1622 (Chrysler orange) was way too dull and red to be the right color.  I don't know if DE1652 (Hemi Orange) is right - but it looks a lot closer to the above image.  So I'm going with that.

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