61 comet base, 144cu. air assembly/ valve cover color questi

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61 comet base, 144cu. air assembly/ valve cover color questi

Postby 61 Waycrosscomet » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:22 am

When repainting the air filter assembly and valve cover what type of paint should i use? Does it need to be like a heat resistant engine paint?

they don't make the particular ditzler yellow color anymore and ppg now owns Ditzler, I did see a pretty good match while searching online, just don't know
who to get to mix up the paint and what type of paint and clearcoat (if any).

Many thanks in advance.
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Re: 61 comet base, 144cu. air assembly/ valve cover color qu

Postby lavron » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:47 pm

61 Waycrosscomet wrote:When repainting the air filter assembly and valve cover what type of paint should i use? Does it need to be like a heat resistant engine paint?

As far as type of paint I had just regular Rustoleum rattle can paint on my valve cover for 30+ years so I don't think high temp is necessary, just do good prep and make sure to use a good wax and grease remover before you paint. I also don't think clear coat is required or even needed on an engine, don't think Ford originally worried too much about a slick paint job under the hood.

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