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    The engine is out of my 29 Tudor being rebuilt by the folks out in Skokie, Il. While everything is off the engine-I figured now would be the time to paint the black stuff. Would Rustoleum gloss black be close? I'm not really going for a high point show car, but since everything is off and relatively easy to paint-I would like to get it close. Obviously, Rustoleum paint is readily available. Thanks, Smitty

  • #2
    I like Rustoleum gloss or semi-gloss black for the starter and generator.


    • #3
      Coils varied between satin and gloss black, distributor semi gloss, armored cable gloss black, generators varied from satin to semi gloss, and the same with the starter, oil pan semi will work

      like Tom i use rustoleum a lot
      3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
      Henry Ford said,
      "It's all nuts and bolts"
      "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

      Mitch's Auto Service ctr


      • #4
        Thanks guys!! I looked at my judging standards book today and it just said "black" - it didn't specify semi-gloss or gloss. I think I'm going to go with the semi-gloss. Thanks again!


        • Mitch
          Mitch commented
          Editing a comment
          regarding the starter and generator yes the JS says black, but did you read the next sentence? ""satin to semigloss"""

      • #5
        Find a black that you like and stick with it I believe the re where differences in color from the factory


        • #6
          We've had issues with the Rustoleum and other recent rattle can paint formulations to meet VOC req'ts. They now may contain acetone which can wrinkle substrate primers/ prior finishes. The Rustoleum Appliance Epoxy gloss does not list acetone as one of the ingredients and is not as aggressive.
          Update: we tried again the Rustoleum black engine enamel again on a couple of parts for the engine in cooler weather, around 65 deg. It flowed out well and didn't curl the substrate primer and prior sanded finishes as before in temps. above 75 deg. The black isn't as grey toned as some others.
          Last edited by plyfor; 08-15-2017, 11:51 AM.


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