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    What do you guys use? I am looking for something in a dark red, but engine colors seem a bit limited.

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    Rustoleum. Couple coats of primer or flat, couple coats of gloss color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible_buddhist View Post
    What do you guys use? I am looking for something in a dark red, but engine colors seem a bit limited.
    Paint it with ever paint floats you boat.What do you think is going to happen to it if you don't use "engine" paint.
    I've never used the shit so I not sure what the stuff even is?



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    I assume non-high heat paint would blister. When I made my first smoker, the first thing I did was crank up the heat to burn the paint off and then put oven paint on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Paint it with ever paint floats you boat.What do you think is going to happen to it if you don't use "engine" paint.
    I've never used the shit so I not sure what the stuff even is?
    btw...do you think this would float my boat?


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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible_buddhist View Post
    I assume non-high heat paint would blister. When I made my first smoker, the first thing I did was crank up the heat to burn the paint off and then put oven paint on it.
    If your smoker were water cooled the paint would have not burned off. Paint for non-water cooled exhaust manifolds would be a better comparison to a smoker. Regular ol spray paint does just fine on an engine block & heads.
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    Boat engines don't get hot enough to need special heat resistant paint. I've done several engines with House of Colors candy base/clear. Not necessary, but the more you grind the block smooth the better it looks. Your biggest concern is getting the engine CLEAN! Jocko

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    Here's a few pics, the one of the tranny shows the easy to clean clearcoat the best. Jocko
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible_buddhist View Post
    I assume non-high heat paint would blister. When I made my first smoker, the first thing I did was crank up the heat to burn the paint off and then put oven paint on it.
    The hood of your car in the dead of summer gets twice as hot as the block and heats in your boat. Or you need to fix you boats cooling system.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    The hood of your car in the dead of summer gets twice as hot as the block and heats in your boat. Or you need to fix you boats cooling system.
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    Here's a couple options for ya tptools.com/engine-paint. I have not used these personally only looked for myself so far. I have used the original hammerite paint on engine blocks very successfully w/o primer on very clean block. It dries quickly and is very durable. They have many colors including a red. Good luck with your deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetjunky View Post
    Here's a couple options for ya tptools.com/engine-paint. I have not used these personally only looked for myself so far. I have used the original hammerite paint on engine blocks very successfully w/o primer on very clean block. It dries quickly and is very durable. They have many colors including a red. Good luck with your deal.
    Yep..hammerite works good,and you can get different effects with air pressure and thinning
    on a iron head it seldom burns off....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gone Green View Post
    Yep..hammerite works good,and you can get different effects with air pressure and thinning
    on a iron head it seldom burns off....
    Sorry the Hammertone,gets the effects

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