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Old 07-18-2006, 06:26:48 PM
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hello to all dose anybody on the stack use clear coat after a new paint job on ther engines or not or just paint so it gets the old look faster
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Default Re: fresh paint & clear coat

I never use clear on an engine but If it is in bad enough shape to need new paint I use two part urathane paint. It holds up to gas and oil.
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Hello from Wisconsin!!
I have an engine that was painted about 12 years ago with "Forest Green" Rust-Olium and clear coated with Rust-Olium. The clear coat has turned "brown", and is peeling off. The green paint under the clear coat is real good. Now I have been using an air hose nozzle real close to the surface and the clear coat is comming off with little or no damage to the green paint. What a mess!! No clear coat for me!!!!!
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Default Re: fresh paint & clear coat

I use Sikkens automotive acrilyc urethane two part paint. I would not be worried about useing their clear on an engine. Unless you are going for a show finish and fill the surface of the castings and sand everything really smooth I don't see where the clear would add anything.
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Default Re: fresh paint & clear coat

hit-n-miss confirmed my suspicion. I'd be afraid it would yellow or crack.

No clearcoat on an engine, but I'd wax it real good if I was worried about the paint fading.
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thank you guys for the replys you saved me a lot hassles
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Old 07-20-2006, 10:52:48 PM
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Skocher,

Two part automotive urethane hardner will not yellow or crack and will make the paint more durable then acrylic enamel paint or clear coat.

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