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Re: Chevy orange engine paint
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2010, 09:42:10 AM »
So far, Seymour have told me that they can't process international orders online and to contact Nancy at Seymour - still waiting a reply.
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Re: Chevy orange engine paint
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2010, 11:48:55 AM »
Ok, so Nancy replied and as expected it will cost a kings ransom to fly this stuff to Au. Wether I get one can or 6 cases it won't affect the freight cost very much.

JohnZ/Kurt, I notice in their pdf for engine enamels www.seymourpaint.com/hi_tech_engine_enamels.pdf that they quote it as 'High Gloss'
Do you consider even Seymour's paint as being a bit on the glossy side compared to factory?

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Re: Chevy orange engine paint
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2010, 04:49:33 PM »
JohnZ/Kurt, I notice in their pdf for engine enamels www.seymourpaint.com/hi_tech_engine_enamels.pdf that they quote it as 'High Gloss'
Do you consider even Seymour's paint as being a bit on the glossy side compared to factory?

I haven't used the Seymour paint - I always use the Quanta paint, and it's right on.
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Re: Chevy orange engine paint
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2010, 06:34:06 PM »
Cheers John, would you rate the Quantra as semi-gloss?

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Re: Chevy orange engine paint
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2010, 09:46:55 PM »
Ryderfleetproducts.com carries the Seymour EN-48 (that's where I got mine).  Their web page says they ship internationally.  You might contact them and make sure.

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Re: Chevy orange engine paint
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2010, 07:38:47 PM »
Cheers John, would you rate the Quantra as semi-gloss?

No, it's a little glossier than that, but not the full gloss that most of the paints are that look like basecoat/clearcoat. The Quanta paint does very well in NCRS and Bloomington Gold Corvette judging; most of the others get deductions for "over-restoration".

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Re: Chevy orange engine paint
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2010, 12:13:50 AM »
I should also add that the Seymour EN-48 does very well in the "Legend Certification" at the Camaro Nationals.

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Re: Chevy orange engine paint
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2010, 01:37:35 PM »
Cheers guys, comments appreciated.
Have sent of an email to Ryder, though I'm not expecting the freight cost to be much different.

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Re: Chevy orange engine paint
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2011, 01:29:44 PM »
So is the concenses...both of these paints are the best choices?

Quanta Engine Paint  (06-18)?
http://www.gastanks.com/Chevy-Engine-Orange-Enamel-Paint-12-oz-Spray-Can/productinfo/06-18/


Seymour #EN-48?
http://www.seymourpaint.com/hi_tech_engine_enamels.html


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Re: Chevy orange engine paint
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2011, 04:07:23 PM »
Here's what the Quanta Chevy Engine Orange (same paint as the Seymour) looks like on my '67 Corvette 327/300hp; good color, medium gloss - about as close to original as you'll find.

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Re: Chevy orange engine paint
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2011, 05:06:08 PM »
Thanks John...I now know what everyone means when they say too much red pigment in some engine paints...looks like an engine pull is on my next to do list. This should be fun... :-\

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Re: Chevy orange engine paint
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2011, 05:18:22 PM »
I know there are a few threads on this same topic but they seem to be scattered & hard to trace.  Does anyone have detailed pics of a completed small block (350) they would care to share? I am looking for detail on what should and shouldn't be painted.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Chevy orange engine paint
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2011, 06:24:38 PM »
Strip it down to the complete block with pan, harmonic balance er and valve covers on.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   No fuel pump or mount plate, manifolds, carb, pulleys, alternator, smog pumpor, A/C mounting brackets, motor mounts, hose barbs or sending units.
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Re: Chevy orange engine paint
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2011, 11:57:23 PM »
Thanks for the info Daniel & thanks for the links. There are some useful pics (over-spray etc). I'll start pasting these into a file for future reference.
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