Author Topic: POR 15 FORD Corporate Blue engine paint - too dark?  (Read 1635 times)

Offline rrenz

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Re: POR 15 FORD Corporate Blue engine paint - too dark?
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2017, 08:25:07 AM »
Used the VHT/Dupli Color myself on my 66. As far as durability its been about 2 years now with occasional driving with only minimal touchups with a fine brush here and there. Only issue I ran into was 1 can of the 3 that I had purchased was a mile off as far as color shade was concerned. Had to buy additional cans and do spray outs first to confirm proper color consistency. Ive always felt that it appeared to be a bit too dark but was very happy with its appearance. Like previously noted the color will look different inside and out, when the sun hits it Etc
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Offline NEFaurora

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Re: POR 15 FORD Corporate Blue engine paint - too dark?
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2017, 12:43:08 PM »
 

I've been using PlastiKote's High Heat Engine Paint stuff for the past 20 years with a high rate of success.  It's quality stuff...and I think that the colors are pretty accurate. ../and it sure wears like iron!!  PS: Don't forget to use their Engine Primer for really tough wear...  I just love the stuff.

Just a suggestion!

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Re: POR 15 FORD Corporate Blue engine paint - too dark?
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2017, 02:31:57 PM »


I've been using PlastiKote's High Heat Engine Paint stuff for the past 20 years with a high rate of success.  It's quality stuff...and I think that the colors are pretty accurate. ../and it sure wears like iron!!  PS: Don't forget to use their Engine Primer for really tough wear...  I just love the stuff.

As another suggestion remember that originally no primer was used and its application, along with applying too much paint will lead to produce an unoriginal finish and look.  We see allot of engines both rattle canned and painted that come out looking like they were dipped in paint/plastic whick really stand out as incorrect
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Re: POR 15 FORD Corporate Blue engine paint - too dark?
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2018, 10:24:47 PM »
Used POR-15 Ford Corporate Blue.  The first spray came out tacky so we diluted it with mineral spirits (as a reducer) and it went on perfect the second and third coat.  The reducer really helped the paint lay down better.  Check out the pictures.  And the color looks dead on to me.

Pic 1:  Me putting on first coat
Pic 2:  How it looks after first coat with no mineral spirit as reducer.  See the tackiness? 
Pic 3:  After 2-3 coats with mineral spirits as a reducer.  This was in a semi-low light area. 
Pic 4:  Final product in a very high-lit area
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Re: POR 15 FORD Corporate Blue engine paint - too dark?
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2018, 01:22:46 AM »
Used POR-15 Ford Corporate Blue.  The first spray came out tacky so we diluted it with mineral spirits (as a reducer) and it went on perfect the second and third coat.  The reducer really helped the paint lay down better.  Check out the pictures.  And the color looks dead on to me.

Pic 1:  Me putting on first coat
Pic 2:  How it looks after first coat with no mineral spirit as reducer.  See the tackiness? 
Pic 3:  After 2-3 coats with mineral spirits as a reducer.  This was in a semi-low light area. 
Pic 4:  Final product in a very high-lit area
It is hard to determine if correct shade in my monitor. It depends on lighting and the monitor. For instance in one of your pictures of the painted block the shade appeared to be more like the Ford light blue . In another picture it appeared a little darker. Based on that I for one couldn't make a call one way or the other.
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