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Video: How to Paint Engine Parts with Dupli-Color and VHT Engine Coatings

 
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A fresh coat of engine paint can do wonders for a tired engine bay. Seriously—whether it’s Chevy orange, Ford blue, or John Deere green, who doesn’t love a freshly-painted motor?

But painting engine parts requires a different technique than painting body panels. That’s why this video from the paint pros at Dupli-Color and VHT is a good watch if you’re looking to spruce things up under your hood.

This video will show you how to properly prep and paint your engine and exhaust manifolds using specialty high-temperature coatings.

The video features Duplicolor’s Grease and Wax RemoverEngine Enamel, and Engine Enamel Primer, plus VHT’s FlameProof High Temperature Coatings.

Check it out:

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4 Comments

  1. brian tousignant says:

    For a complete look,it should be advise to detail the engine compartment also. Why install a freshly painted engine in a not so fresh compartment?

    • Paul Sakalas says:

      Good advice Brian.
      The Dupli-Color folks agree. This Engine Paint video was part two in a 14-part series where they refreshed an old International Scout. You can check out episode 5 here, where they dressed up the engine bay using VHT’s Wrinkle Plus and Roll Bar & Chassis Paint.

  2. do you guys have any recommendations for painting alluminium blocks and heads so that it will stick. like some dort etching aluminium high heat primer i build a lot of custom and hotrod motorcycle motors. im having problems keeping the finish from chipping and lifting when it gets gas or oil on the surfaces. also is there such a product like a high heat clear i have never seen any

    • Paul Sakalas says:

      Hey Tim, I checked VHT’s website and it says the Engine Enamel used in the video should be resistant to “corrosion, rust, salt spray, chemicals and additives of today’s gasoline blends and degreasers.”
      Also, VHT’s “FlameProof” coating is rated for higher temperatures than its Engine Enamel and is available in a satin clear, part number SP115.

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