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BG engine bay paint

89Patches

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So I need something that matches the engine bay colour. I was going to order some colour match (G31) in a aerosol can but noticed that it's different from the exterior paint. All I am painting is where the original placement for the battery and the top rad support. I did some searching for what to use but only came up with summit white and Nile back (which is easy to match IMO)

Sorry if I missed it but I can't find anything for a BG car /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
 

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My local autobody supply place can mix me up aerosol cans of whatever color code I bring them. I did my hood and trunk jambs as well as the OE battery area back in '07 with it and it turned out great. The factory paint in those areas isn't exactly super glossy and perfect anyway, so getting it to match perfect isn't super important, IMO. Unless you're going for an all out Pebble Beach restoration job.

Hell, some people may remember I did both JDM bumpers for 503 with the same stuff but mixed to KG color code and nobody could even tell they were rattle canned.

Some pics:








 
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89Patches

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Ah ok I just wasn't sure as the engine bay isn't glossy like you said. If I got the colour matching paint that it would come out with gloss finish and not match the rest of the engine bay was what I was worried about. Thanks for clearing that up for me!

BTW I also mounted my turn indicators like you did on 503 before I got my projectors /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

EHmotorsports

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you can have it a base coat/ clear coat so you can keep it the flat.
 

prove_it

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I'd keep it flat BG. It won't be a color match, but without the gloss it will match really good. I've never been a fan of shiny engine bays. I like the satin or flat look.
 

iceman69510

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The reason is the inside of the hood and trunk do not get the direct application of clear coat in the factory painting process.
 

GSTwithPSI

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You should check out automotivetouchup.com: click

I painted my engine bay with the W09 from them, and it turned out great. The color match was spot on. I clear coated the top coat, and would recommend clear coating even if it is door jambs and such.
 

strokin4dr

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Mark, did you use a base/clear or a single stage under the hood?
 

89Patches

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Quoting GSTwithPSI:
You should check out automotivetouchup.com: click



Thanks for the link! Price is way better than anything I can find local too!
 

strokin4dr

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Nice! I was hoping that was the case. That's my plan for the rhd car before I drop the new engine in.

Quoting turbowop:
Single stage on both cars.

 
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