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Low Gloss or Semi Gloss Chevy Orange ?


Does such a thing exist? Has anyone ever seen a low gloss Chevy orange spray can?

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I assume you want low gloss. Its kind of a moot point because although the paint goes on gloss, after a few engine runs the heat bakes it and the gloss shine is no more. I once had a can of Flat Chevy Orange engine paint. I used it for painting survey stakes up at the cottage.`



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Low gloss or flat, yes.

Do you remember what brand you had? I can't find it.

I want the washed out, 50 year old look and even if it flattens some after it warms up, it's still not the look I am hoping for. It will still look too "new" if I spray it with the normal stuff.

I'm thinking I may have to do the final coat from a distance, a kind of "dry spray" application of it so that it won't flow out and get glossy. Unless I can find a flat paint, that is.

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Rust Oleum high heat,

A buddy gave me a can, I used it on the valve covers on the 327 way back. It drys flat Carl, but is still quite bright. 

Short of just dusting it, I don't think there is any real way to disguise a new build. But why worry, the JD plate gives it away anyhow. 



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Clear satin over the orange?

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Does someone makes such a thing? I have never seen it but was thinking this morning it would be cool if someone did. Any idea who makes it?

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Great tip Mark.

Now to find someone in Canada who sells if for a decent price.

https://www.amazon.ca/Rust-Oleum-248905-Automotive-12-Ounce-Degree/dp/B003CT4AKW

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Hmm, this ain't so bad. Quick trip to the border to pick it up, that's all.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Rust-Oleum-Flat-Orange-High-Heat-Paint-12-oz-248905/381299743098?hash=item58c73c597a:g:XBEAAOSwcSBafe6P:rk:1:pf:0&vxp=mtr

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Go to canadian tire,  they have all the duplicolor engine colors, but if you look to the side there will also be a duplicolor header or mainfold one that is also in Chevy engine orange and it is flat as flat can be.  I remember  my old boss painted a fully restored 409 with it,  looked like total crap,  but if flat aged is what you want, it should work perfect.



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Oh cool, thanks for that.

I know it will look bad, but I want it to look old and washed out, like it's been in the engine bay for 50 years! I am even thinking of pressure washing it a bit after it's dried to see if I can peel a little bit of it off...

And as I often do, I may change my mind totally!

But I will try a can from Canadian tire on an old valve cover or something to see how it looks.

In your opinion Dave, did it look old? Or did it just look like crap?

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To be honest Carl, I wouldn't use that flat. Just paint it in a Chev gloss and be done with it. It'll look dirty in about 2-3 years of leaking and driving the back roads anyway.

Don't be too fussy when you paint it. Leave some of it raw. And paint it when it's assembled, manifolds on. All bolts in. 

There probably is a way to patina it, but I've never seen it.



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It's going to be painful to paint a pair of very nice non-pitted L72 manifolds but I think you are right, I should do it that way.

And you and Dave may have talked me out of trying to make it look old. I may just try to do a bit of a less-than-stellar paint job on it, maybe even leak a little bit of oil and dust on it myself! Being a good Chevy engine it will leak oil anyway, all the good ones do!

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Ya i think i would stick to the good gloss stuff, just apply sparingly and spray only in one direction, like you are going to do with the radiator.  After painting, hit it with some brakekleen or something to dull it down



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In my past life as a prop master I used dulling spray to make new things look old. Search out craft stores for it.

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Good ideas guys, thank you and keep them coming if there's more.

I never heard of dulling spray before but I'll check the craft stores.

It sounds like something JohnneeD must have used and abused in his lifetime to make him the way he is...........

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www.krylon.com/products/dulling-spray/



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Have you used it? I see it says it's "temporary". I'm looking for something that will be on permanently.

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Searching around online for paint comments and feedback, I found this----

"Small blocks are a "Redder" Orange. DupliColor DE#1607 is Small Block Chevrolet Orange/Red

(Yes, Big Block Engines ARE a DIFFERENT COLOR... DupliColor DE#1620 is Big Block Chevrolet Orange...)"

I've never heard that one before.

Anyone?

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Use Duplicolour Chevy Orange gloss, then spray black spray lube afterward in selected spots for instant patina.

Flat orange will just attract more dirt and grime than you'll ever need through use.



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are you saying bblks are different shade of orange than small blocks?   i have never heard that? is it true?



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I have a nicely patinaed ? 396 I'll swap you for the 426... problem solved. :)


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Clearly I meant 427... OOPS

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beaumontguru wrote:

are you saying bblks are different shade of orange than small blocks?   i have never heard that? is it true?





So this guy said. New one on me too


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Fake68 wrote:

Clearly I meant 427... OOPS





Yeah I'm not that excited about a hemi in my car...

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And thanks for the offer but you know my love for four two sevens!

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