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« on: October 26, 2013, 06:44:45 AM »

I have my big block on the stand and it will be buttoned up from the intake to the pan by tomorrow. I will put on a good self etching primer for now but will want to put on the correct orange soon. I am trying to do a concourse frame off restoration on my car and want to do everything as close to factory correct as possible. If I'm not mistaken the factory used a big pot spray gun to paint the engines back in the day. What are you concourse, original guys using to paint the Chevy orange? I know most people use a rattle can but I was thinking about using a paint gun. Any suggestions or past experiences or correct paint color numbers would be helpful.
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2013, 08:41:34 AM »

I'm using the POR-15 system. I've read some restorers ( judges) use  Seymour EN-48 engine enamel. Read more ,quite a bit on this topic in here.
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2013, 10:17:04 AM »

I'm using the POR-15 system. I've read some restorers ( judges) use  Seymour EN-48 engine enamel. Read more ,quite a bit on this topic in here.

Let us know how that turns out.  I had a bad experience with that stuff and apparently I had a bad can.
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2013, 12:59:42 PM »

With my Chevrolet products I use the paint from "Quanta Products". Have passed in all judging
like NCRS/AACA. http://www.gastanks.com/Restoration-Spray-Paints/products/1954/
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2013, 06:57:08 PM »

Is there anything wrong with the speed shop spray can paint like Chevy Orange VHT or is it the thing to mix and spray? Some of us can't do that.
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2013, 11:08:08 PM »

I don't personally like the VHT "chevy orange", or the Aervoe. It sprays fine and adheres ok, but the color just doesn't look right to me. Too bright and it seems a bit to much red in it? When I look at original engines they look more pumpkin orange ( for lack of a better description). So my query would be is the quanta products more spot on to the original color?
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2013, 11:16:48 PM »

Thanks for all the input and suggestions. I will check on these and also look back at old forums as mentioned.
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2013, 12:16:19 AM »

I'm using the POR-15 system. I've read some restorers ( judges) use  Seymour EN-48 engine enamel. Read more ,quite a bit on this topic in here.
X2 on the Seymour EN-28.  Was recommended to me by Jerry M.
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2013, 08:09:13 AM »

Is there anything wrong with the speed shop spray can paint like Chevy Orange VHT or is it the thing to mix and spray? Some of us can't do that.

Nothing wrong with VHT . I've always used--like the color and it holds up. Just looking for another excuse to purchase a HPLV spray gun set. I'm on a budget ( kids in college). Way cheaper in the long run vs. powder coating--maybe a little more self satisfaction. And I can use the detail gun for the engine !  Shout out to Rustoleum  also. Continuing to be a PITA removing from everything, but did it's job for preservation.

I  prefer " burnt orange" over "pumpkin orange"---But if all our opinions were the same we would still be driving Model T's--BLACK.
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2013, 09:47:02 AM »

I generally use Seymour on my cars and have had good luck. That includes my 67 National Top Flight Vette.

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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2013, 01:07:35 PM »

I've always used the Quanta Chevy Orange - right color, right gloss (most of the others are too red and way too glossy for correct appearance); I think you'll find that the Quanta paint is actually Seymour paint, re-labeled.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2013, 01:58:42 PM »

part # 06-18
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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2013, 04:57:57 PM »

X3  On the Seymour brand EN-48 .  My BBC came out great with this paint
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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2013, 09:13:36 PM »

Jerry M rebuilt and restored the 302 for my Z.   He used Seymour paint.

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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2013, 04:52:13 PM »

If yours is the big block make sure you have the cast exhaust manifolds on when you do it.
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