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Engine Color 394

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Another option is to use PPG product DAR. I used #43824,

Ford Wild Turquoise and it looks great. You can still get it in acrylic enamel which I found easy to use and store.

About $18 for 8/oz. Pics are enclosed. Two pics without the flash and two with, pic's with the flash are washed out and don't show the true color.

Dave

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I would like to see a pic of an engine painted with the Hirsch product. The pic in this thread looks darn close, I will have to admit.

Funny that Hirsch call the color some form of turquoise, as I always thought of it as some shade of green?

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i have a 64 starfire with a 394 (345 h.p.). the right color for my engine is red. i used a universal red that ford and chrysler used for their blocks. Bought it from eastwood industries. The match is almost perfect. I found that eastwood paints spray really well with a hvlp gun

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Does anybody else have any other recommendations for the Starfire red? It's good to know that Eastwood has a close product that works well.

Application-specific paint for that engine is unavailable, to my knowledge. I was going to try Hirsch until I saw it's nonexistent.

Also, do you use the "activator" with the Eastwood product? It appears to be optional.

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  I always use a hardener on engines or anything that may get gas on it But I almost always have a auto paint store match my paint and use a hardener for that brand of paint. A hardener will also help keep the sheen from oxidizing much longer than paint with out it.... Tedd

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