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Old 03-24-2008, 06:54 PM
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If you can get the paint in a rattle can. Why Go Black? These cars just look better in the right color. There isn't that much there like a newer car were you can't see anything.
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:57 PM
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If you can get the paint in a rattle can. Why Go Black? These cars just look better in the right color. There isn't that much there like a newer car were you can't see anything.
When you spray the paint from the rattle can, it won't be hardend to solvents etc. so it probably won't stand up well (or as well) to fuel, and other fluids in the engine bay.

At least that is what I was told. So I elected to shoot my engine bay in black machine paint with hardner added. That was the first time I had sprayed anything....
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:00 AM
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Supposedly the NAPA paint they make up will be fine...but I agree that you can add hardener to your heart's desire (well, to an extent, of course) and other good stuff like fisheye remover when using a gun.

You can indeed get pure white, and pure black gloss machinery/industrial paint in a can that is made to stand up to harsh chemicals...but the white is "too white" for my creamy-white, and the black...well...I just can't bring myself to alter the paint scheme. Even though it would be much easier and more convenient for me all the way around.

I certainly think the black looks great. The pics in this thread showed me that I was correct in that black under the hood would look fine.

Of course, all this is subjective to opinion.

I certainly think the way the black paint has been applied in the pics here looks very nice and not outlandish or cheap or a quick way to get something done.

But I just have to agree after giving it some thought...if you can keep your paint original, you should.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:42 AM
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The main reason I went to black, was I know how I use and drive cars and I am don't treat them as show cars(which does distress some of my friends), that combined with I knew I wasn't done with the motor and other items under the hood, I decided the black would hide the grease, be easier to touch up and allow it to be presentable till I was done with all the body work.

I agree the motor etc. tends to blend in alot more in the black engine bay. It also makes the engine bay look smaller than it did in the casino cream.
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