Buick red engine paint.

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

  1. Eric

    Eric Founders Club Member

    Jim...are you sure that's the correct number for the Rustoleum ???...
    When I click on the link that you show, it states that Universal Red is 248944.

    Buick Eric / Oregon :3gears:
  2. Les Modrow

    Les Modrow Gold Level Contributor

    Bill, I bought some from CARS.
  3. GS Jim

    GS Jim Platinum Level Contributor

    I have about a Dozen spray cans of Krylon 2114 Buick Engine Red if you want a few. Says it resists temps up to 300*. I used it on my 350 and it's still there 7 Years later. I wont be needing any of it. Let me know if you need any.

  4. dallas

    dallas Well-Known Member

    Sent PM
  5. flippermtc

    flippermtc Valley Forge Pa- Go Phillies!

    Ha! Dave I moved here for the love a beautiful woman. My wife grew up here. It's a ok place. Home to the largest mall on the east coast. Valley Forge Park is nice.
  6. RJS

    RJS Silver Level contributor

    I used Seymore EN-59 GM Red on my 71 Stage 1 and it laid out very nice and looks Red not PINK.

    Ron IMG_0586 (Large).jpg IMG_2106 (Large).jpg IMG_2105 (Large).jpg
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2015
  7. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    248944 is clear Eric..

    The website defaults to that, go down and click on the red color blocks, and the number will come up.

  8. Eric

    Eric Founders Club Member

    Got it Jim...thanks for keeping me on the path!

    Buick Eric :3gears:
  9. GS Jim

    GS Jim Platinum Level Contributor

    Dallas. If you were referring to me about a PM, I didn't get it...

  10. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Still will not resist burn off on lower part of heads.
  11. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Spray the heads. With cold galvanizing compound be applying paint ,it won't burn off just discolored a little
  12. Mr. Sunset

    Mr. Sunset Platinum Level Contributor

    I feel Jim is the business and already did the leg work on this. he's not guessing.
    I like that it heats to the right color rather than applied the right color and turning to dark.
    The "universal Red" PN 248962 Is hard to find on the west coast. had to special order two cases from Grainger.
    I should have it before next weekend.
    I have a question that's within this threads context.
    Q: Do any of you recommend the engine primer prior to paint, also the wax/tar remover as prep.
  13. ak88

    ak88 Member

    May be I've missed thread, but I've never seen what parts of engine should be painted in red.
    Actually, there are Block, Heads, Headers, intake, valve covers, front cover, oil pan, drain plugs - are all of them were red before '75?
    Could you clear what should be red, and what of metal color or black.
    Now I'm rebuilding early BBB 455, which was painted Blue all over - including pan, drain plugs and all outer parts of seals. Like some one assembled the engine and then just sprayed it over.

  14. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Here are some pictures:



    The valve covers were red also if the car was not a GS Stage 1. The factory used a mask for the paint job. Accordingly, to be no more or no less than factory some parts received red paint overspray. So, for example, the oil pressure sensor would have been black but the factory paint mask may have allowed some red overspray get on the black. I cannot think of another part that was black except for the power steering pump. Some parts were cast or galvanized like the alternator, brackets etc.
  15. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

  16. jalopi42

    jalopi42 Don't Wait

    I used the Eastwood Co brush on ceramic Buick Red and it turned out lovely it lays down smooth and shines nice I only put on 500 miles or so and still looks good and its easy to order from them
  17. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    The assembly manual shows the oil sender going on at the Buick assembly line long after the engine was painted at the engine plant. I think note in manual even says to remove plug to install sender. So the engine was painted with a plug in place. Friends GSX with original black date coded sender with no red paint would also lead me in that direction. Power steering parts were put on at assembly line so no red on them. Fuel pump distributor and even cap usually had red over spray. Water pump bypass hose and clamps got painted too.
  18. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    That is how the factory painted it assembled. What was blue should be red.Intake manifold, heads, valve covers, block, oil pan and plug, timing cover and water pump. Factory painted over gaskets. Even oil filter was painted red.
    It helps to spray aluminum timing cover and water pump with gray self etching primer before painting red The paint has a tough time sticking to aluminum and may peel.
  19. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Artem, you also mentioned headers which are not stock so it does not matter what you do to them. If you mean stock exhaust manifolds they were bare cast iron. Whether they were on and got oversprayed with red is anyone's guess. Either way any paint is going to burn off them in 5 minutes. You are better off with a high temp cast coating like Calyx. You rub it in with your fingers and it lasts a long time and you can touch it up any time.
  20. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Wow Don. You still have it in stores near you?

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