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Old 08-26-2019, 05:55 AM   #1
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I have Hirsch engine paint for 59L. What prep. is needed other than prep-s0l before painting. Any primer needed ? Thank you Fordbarners.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:13 AM   #2
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Usually engine paint on cast iron donīt need a primer.
Aluminum and sheetmetal like the oilpan may benefit from it.
Etching the surface with something like metalprep will give you an excellent surface for the paint.
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Old 08-26-2019, 04:07 PM   #3
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I usually use a rattle can of etch primer as above gives a good grip surface for your engine paint.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:33 PM   #4
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Depends how much time you want to put into it - and what type of paint you have from Hirsch.

I have used Hirsh's paint - it is decent stuff, but the surface prep is everything. I would try to sand/clean it everyplace you can and use an etching primer, then I'd probably shoot epoxy primer over that . . . then the final color.

If you want it to look really good . . . then the prep is key . . . if you're using his rattle can stuff, then it doesn't make a huge difference (other than adhesion). I buy his paint in quarts - then do the above to get the block ready . . . then I spray it on. (Just like I'd paint the rest of the car).

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Old 08-26-2019, 10:35 PM   #5
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Here is the engine in my 32 Cab - this is with Hirsch paint (I custom mixed the color):

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Old 08-27-2019, 06:35 AM   #6
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Thank you all for the advice. The prep is everything is right on.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:52 AM   #7
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I like that color. Think I will paint my engine red, the car will be black with red wheels so I think a red engine will look good
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Neat trick. On small spots that you do not want to paint (bolts, etc) wrap them with aluminum foil instead of masking tape. Easier on and easier off. Chap
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Neat trick. On small spots that you do not want to paint (bolts, etc) wrap them with aluminum foil instead of masking tape. Easier on and easier off. Chap
Nice idea! Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2019, 09:41 AM   #10
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Very nice B&S! Like the color.


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