Engine compartment paint.

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Ken ''KD'' Roy

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What kind of paint would work well in the engine compartment.

I have the engine out & am going to clean up the compartment & paint it white.

In the past, i just undercoated it & used normal paint, but it cracks after several years.</font>
Till later.....
Ken Roy
 
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a_colo_native

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> What kind of paint would work well in the engine compartment.
> I have the engine out & am going to clean up the compartment & paint
it white.
> In the past, i just undercoated it & used normal paint, but it cracks
after several years.Till later.....Ken Roy


Ken -

My 1st thought is your paint may not have been compatible with your
undercoating. Was the undercoating the rubberised type or a "paintable"
type? If so it may just be the undercoating itself. It can shrink over
time causing the finish to crack as the paint will not shrink with it.

If it's not the undercoating, then the prep work or mixing may not have
been done correctly either. The Engine bay paint is no different than
the rest of the car. Prep is all important as it determines the quality
of the finished product.

John Bevins
 
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wick68355@aol.com

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Re: Re: Engine compartment paint.

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The way I look at it is 'ol hans' picked a Triumph motor be cause it will leak oil and then make it;s own rust proofing for the inner hull. That's why the ol' Brits'[ don not make computers,..... they cant make them leak oil!
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