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Old 01-22-2020, 08:42 PM   #1
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Who has the best Ford green engine paint? And where can I get it. Thanks Bill
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:56 PM   #2
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I'm not sure about "best" color match wise, but for best quality paint I like Bill Hirsch. I prefer the brush-on, really flows out good.

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Old 01-23-2020, 08:57 AM   #3
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I agree with JSeery. I have used Hirsch paint for years on my '41. It is the best.
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Old 01-23-2020, 02:44 PM   #4
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Drake's engine enamel is very good too.
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Old 01-23-2020, 06:31 PM   #5
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If you use Hirsch (which I also recommend) follow the directions and the tips sheet to the T. Recoat too early and it will bubble up on you. On the block foam brush is fine, sheet metal I would spray. Touch up with small artist brush.

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Old 01-23-2020, 07:14 PM   #6
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If you use Hirsch (which I also recommend) follow the directions and the tips sheet to the T. Recoat too early and it will bubble up on you. On the block foam brush is fine, sheet metal I would spray. Touch up with small artist brush.

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What he said... this stuff is extremely re-coat sensitive for several months. I'm stripping and sanding an engine to get rid of it after I decided Hirsch Ford Red was a little too close to *#)!olet Orange.
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I prefer the stuff Roy Nacewicz sold. Mike Driskell now sells it. If you desire accuracy in color, this is the best there is.
Yep, Hirsch paint flows and adheres well but it is not correct in shade.
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I prefer the stuff Roy Nacewicz sold. Mike Driskell now sells it. If you desire accuracy in color, this is the best there is.
Yep, Hirsch paint flows and adheres well but it is not correct in shade.
Good to know. I wonder how close to correct the Drake paint is that I used. ??
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:24 PM   #9
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I prefer the stuff Roy Nacewicz sold. Mike Driskell now sells it. If you desire accuracy in color, this is the best there is.
Yep, Hirsch paint flows and adheres well but it is not correct in shade.

I used Roy's paint on an early V8 trans case a couple of years ago. It was a much darker than I expected and much darker than I'd seen on any of the restored cars on the concourse field. When I bought the paint from Roy, he had an interesting story about how he came up with the color. Unfortunately, I never got back to him to resolve the color question. Maybe I got a bad batch.
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