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Old 09-28-2019, 08:30 AM   #5
Merc Cruzer
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Default Re: Engine Paint-1953 Merc

Originally Posted by GOSFAST View Post
Does anyone up here know if the "Detroit-Diesel" Alpine-Green paint is close to the original Merc color? I don't need it to be a perfect match, just close!

I called Hirsch first, they want 50.00 for 2 spray cans, shipped, tells me it is the correct OEM color though!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. If this works I can get 6 cans (a case) of the Alpine shipped for under 50.00!
The problem is that computer monitors don't show the actual color. I have included a picture of the thermostat housing with the original color on one half (left) and Detroit Diesel Alpine Green on the other half (right), to give to a better idea of the color match. With two 53' Mercs sitting side by side, you can't tell the difference in color.

I painted my engine with it 5 years ago and it has held up beautifully. I bought mine at the local auto parts store: NAPA Auto Parts, they carry it in the store.
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