Buick red engine paint.

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by GS Spoken Here, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. GS Spoken Here

    GS Spoken Here Well-Known Member

    What is everybody using for Buick Red engine paint. Cannot seem to find Krylon 2114 in stock. Has anyone used Eastwood, 2K Buick red in QT? Thanks Bill.
  2. snake

    snake Well-Known Member

    POR-15 ford red , looks great brushed on three coats looks real glossy.
    Closest you can get to buick red for a high temp engine block

  3. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Just put tape on the can over where it says, "Ford". Or your engine will reject it.
  4. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

  5. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

  6. gsman

    gsman '67 GS 400

    I used Duplicolor 1653 on my engine and air cleaner. I think it's pretty close. :beers2:
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  7. Rivman

    Rivman Senior Ottawa Buick Guy

    RED Star Wrs Air Cleaner.jpg

    x2 on that Dupli-color 1653, close enough for me, and very easy to find at any automotive supply store !! :TU:
  8. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP


    I have been using this...


    The "universal Red" PN 248962

    a touch brighter out of the can, but when the motor runs and puts some heat to the paint, it darkens up just right.

    Also a 500* paint, had no problems with it on the exhaust ports of iron heads.

    Better color match than the Krylon IMHO. Very, very close to the DH1608 Duplicolor that was discontinued. I have a base sample of that on a valve cover that I used when looking for a new engine paint here a couple years ago.

    All TSP engines are painted with this, unless otherwise specified by the customer.

  9. snake

    snake Well-Known Member

    Sorry here are pics POR-15 ford red , looks great brushed on three coats looks real glossy.
    Closest you can get to buick red for a high temp engine block

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  10. gsman

    gsman '67 GS 400

    Here's a pic of my engine with the Duplicolor. You might want to buy a can of each paint mentioned in the thread and pick what you like best. It's probably hard to tell from the pictures posted since we are all likely using different cameras, exposure, etc...

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  11. cstanley-gs

    cstanley-gs Silver Mist

    in the last 3 years Ive been able to find and horde 3 cans of Duplicolor 1608 :bglasses::puzzled:
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  12. Chris Cornett

    Chris Cornett Well-Known Member

    When I found out they were discontinuing the 1608 I bought all I could. I think I have 8 cans stashed away.
  13. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    Ya, me too, I bought 33 cans of it back in about 08 when it first disappeared off the shelves.

    But that's all gone..

  14. russ455

    russ455 No longer a bubbletop

    The paint I got from cars isnt red. Nice shade of pink
  15. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

  16. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    the last time I tried Cars it was pink too.
  17. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Painted my block w/ Hirsch's on bare metal. Epoxied the oil pan then painted it. Then assembled motor. Did not paint gaskets or the black oxide bolts. Factory did not do it that way. Oh well. Looks good though. Used enamel hardener on oil pan but not the block. Because I guess it will get pretty hot. It is really nice paint.
  18. jay71gs

    jay71gs New Member

    just painted my engine using eastwood high-temp ceramic engine paint. Comes in Buick red 1968-71. #51635ZP Added urethane activator for greater durability.
    Was lucky enough to have the engine on a stand, used a brush and put on a few coats. Came out great.

  19. flippermtc

    flippermtc Valley Forge Pa- Go Phillies!

    I just used the Eastwood product to. Came out great IMO. Pic of the engine is in my sig.
  20. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Mike. Looks like Eastwood may be the way to go now.....By the way What is the King of Prussia's name? Is he going to attack Austria again? Sorry I cannot resist a bad joke.:Dou:

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