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Old 12-02-2007, 01:28 PM
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I'll be repainting the valve cover and engine soon and need help finding the correct paint. The engine is a 1981 Iron Duke and the color is Pontiac Blue (or at least, that'* what I've been told). What should I use to paint the block and what should I use to paint the valve cover? Or are they both the same?
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Both use the same paint. The entire engine, minus some accessories, was painted as an assembly at the factory. Krylon made or makes Pontiac Engine Blue, but I have no idea if it is accurate or not, nor what prep you'd have to do to get it to adhere. It may be an actual AMC color instead, too.
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It is all blue, or at least, originally was, the only thing left blue is the valve cover, whic is surprising @ 300,000 miles
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why don't you ask your Eagle friends
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Ha ha, not many people over there are restoring to the detail I am, and the people on the Fiero forum Iron Duke is a different color because it is later
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Here'* something that might help: Pontiac engine colors
http://fiedlerh.home.att.net/enginecolor.htm

Wait, nevermind. Found this:
http://www.amxfiles.com/resource/tech/eng_pnt.html

You want Ditzler(PPG) #15159.

On the other hand, the block and head may never have been painted at all. My grandparents had a 79 or 80 Concord, and it was bare metal, with a silver painted valve cover. That was a 258 though, AMC may have realized it was a bad idea to paint a motor that owners would be hitting with a sledgehammer after having to change the distributor cap every time it rained.
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Thanks, now where is the best place to buy that?
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