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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-16-2017, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Aerosol/Rattle Cans

I'm curious what forum members think about using Aerosol cans (aka, rattle cans) for touching up the semi-gloss/satin black paint in their engine compartments. My engine is out of my '65 Mustang right now and it's a good chance for me to do a little sanding and some touch-up work, especially around the master cylinder where brake fluid apparently made its presence known to the paint and sheet metal around it over the years. Is there, for example, an Eastwood product that works good and is close to the factory non-glossy black paint? Or maybe Krylon or something similar? Thanks, Ron
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touch-up?? Hell, I've painted the whole engine bay and had it come out pretty nice! The trick is to use quality paint- not the .99 cent cans!
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What brand rattle can paint did you use when you did your whole compartment? That's probably what I will end up doing. I've had a couple people tell me Eastwood's paint is too glossy, but that the krylon sold by Home Depot was pretty good. Any thoughts? Thanks, Ron
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I used Krylon Semi-Flat for touch up in my engine compartment. Worked really well. Keep in mind Matching depends on what it is as originally painted with. For small knicks in the paint, I sprayed a small amount through an 8" piece of vacuum hose into an empty 1/2 oz bottle and touched up with a small model paint brush.
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I'm partial to John Deere blitz black
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I always use Krylon semi flat for the whole engine compartment and it looks great
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I always use Krylon semi flat for the whole engine compartment and it looks great
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Semi flat or Satin?

Thanks for those suggestions. I found a picture of Krylon SATIN black, but not a SEMI FLAT black like you mentioned. Do they have both satin and semi flat in black? If they do, the difference must be fairly subtle, you think? Thanks, Ron
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Krylon 1613 "doghouse black"

Krylon #1613 is what you want. Looks amazing in the doghouse. Krylon changed the formula in 2004, but it still looks and works well. I bought a box of original 1613 and it's gold to me. There's
a VMF thread on it: BAD NEWS for fans of Krylon 1613 Black
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Did you use a primer with that rare can of #1613? If you did and it worked well, can you post the Krylon # for that, too? Thanks, Ron
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Napa has a very nice paint in large cans that appears more durable than the krylon
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I'm a fan of Eastwood's chassis black, personally. I used this stuff specifically for the ability to use rattle cans to touch up after the initial paint job.

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use a good quality paint, and take your time. also remember that good preparation is the key to a good paint job. you can use the best paint in the world, but if your prep work is lousy, then the paint wont stick. likewise you can use lousy paint, and do great prep work and have it last for a number of years before it needs to be redone.
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Eastwoods has worked for me for 40 years +
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