engine paint

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by russ455, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. russ455

    russ455 No longer a bubbletop

    What is a good source for buick red engine paint? Local stores do not even list it.? I think in the past I have ordered from CARS

  2. ubushaus

    ubushaus Gold Level Contributor

  3. David Butts

    David Butts Gold Level Contributor

    Rustoleum has just released a new line of engine enamels. Unfortanately Buick red is not in their lineup but the Universal red looks close. COLOR: 248962 - Universal Red
  4. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Krylon makes a nice Buick Red. I thing TA performance sells it but do a google search also. Cars Red was too Pink yech.
  5. hemibuster

    hemibuster Well-Known Member

    Race Lutz has a case of krylon Buick Red I bought 2 can this weekend. If you going to Ohio this weekend I can bring them with me. Look up Race on the board. Work it out and let me know. Scotty
  6. OhioGS400

    OhioGS400 Well-Known Member

  7. RJS

    RJS Silver Level contributor

    I picked up a case of Seymour GM red Engine Enamel. Seller said it is correct for our Buick's, his buddy just did a concour GS with it. Anyone ever use it?? Ron

    DFI STAGE2 1970 Skylark DFI STAGE 2

  9. guyrobert

    guyrobert Guyrobert

    I just bought some 73 455 heads and manifold for my 75 lesabre convertible, they will need to be painted.
    The engine color for 75/76 is blue, Is this the GM blue that my local Napa parts store lists (and also Krylon paints) I can find anything listed as Buick blue.
    Thanks in advance.
  10. DaWildcat

    DaWildcat Platinum Level Contributor

  11. guyrobert

    guyrobert Guyrobert

    Just for refrence, I used Dupli-Color spray can paint called Bright Aqua Metallic with item number DSGM 440. HTH.

    Ask and you shall receive! Many thanks!
  12. guyrobert

    guyrobert Guyrobert

    The search is back on, I can't find any "duplicolor bright aqua marine metallic" engine enamel on the duplicolor web site or on a google search.
    Any suggestions on where to buy this paint?
  13. guyrobert

    guyrobert Guyrobert

    Here is a bad phone pic of my 75 original untouched Lesabre it doesn't look like a metallic blue to me, perhaps more like the GM blue?
  14. DaWildcat

    DaWildcat Platinum Level Contributor

  15. guyrobert

    guyrobert Guyrobert

    Just contacted them thanks for the tip, but I am thinking the engine enamel on my 75 doesn't look very metallic blue to me.
  16. guyrobert

    guyrobert Guyrobert

    Back to the drawing board, here is the response I got from Duplicolor...

    "Thank you for your inquiry with Dupli-Color.
    We don't have a claim to have an exact match to the 1975 Buick LeSabre. I'm sorry that I could not help. The touch-up paint being recommended would not withstand the temperature of a running engine so I would not suggest using it."
    If you have any additional questions, please ask.
    Thank you,
    Product Support

    Here is a pic of the color off my original 75 lesabre
    Should I just go with the standard GM blue?
  17. guyrobert

    guyrobert Guyrobert

    The blue engine color in the pic above, is from my red 75 Lesabre it was one of the last 50 built and used the color from 1976
    My white 75 lesabre vert which I am finishing restoring is an earlier car and I would like the correct engine color
    I'm pulling the engine out of my blue 4dr 75 lesabre this week to use and I am still on the hunt for the correct engine color (1975 only)
    It looks like the above pic, some said that oldsmobile used a similar color anyone have more info?
  18. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Did you check GM corporate Blue? That is waht was being used then I believe.
  19. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

  20. guyrobert

    guyrobert Guyrobert

    If you open the link in my previous post you will see the correct color it is a one year only 1975 specific metallic tourqoise blue.
    In the link above seymour paints shows an amc metallic blue that looks close, but it's tough to tell on a computer screen

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