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    April, 2012
Painting engine
Posted by XxStevexX on Saturday, May 05, 2012 7:10 PM

Hey guys I've been painting an engine gloss orange. I've done two coats so far and it still looks really light on. It's gonna need about 5 coats to get the full colou. Is this normal or is the paint I'm using? I am using humbrol tinned paint brushing it on to.

Cheers XxStevexX

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    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Saturday, May 05, 2012 10:48 PM

Five coats, are you kidding? I usually spray a light coat of primer over the engine and trans and then brush paint Testors enamel on my engine and Testors Steel on the transmission and it works good. Sometimes I will spray paint the engine also. And NEVER put a clear coat on an engine either.

High octane

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    April, 2012
Posted by XxStevexX on Sunday, May 06, 2012 12:49 AM

Ok cool will have to start priming then then

Thanks- Steve 

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    April, 2012
Posted by XxStevexX on Friday, May 11, 2012 7:44 AM

Would it be fine if I sprayed a primer on it after 2 coats of paint or do I need to strip the paint off before I prime the engine?

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:44 PM

Sorry I didn't check this thread sooner, but I would just shoot a coat of primer over the two coats you already have on the engine and go from there. On future builds I would wash all plastic parts other than the clear and chrome parts, let dry, build the engine, prime, and then paint the engine with Testors bottled paint and brush. It works for me.

High octane

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Posted by XxStevexX on Friday, May 18, 2012 8:47 AM

Cool thanks mate

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