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Painting Engine Parts

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Hello, im new to model building and wanted to know if its possible to spray paint engine parts then go in with testor enamel and brush in the details? Will the brushed enamel stick to the painted surface?  

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That is pretty much the way I do it.  I will assemble all the parts going to be the same color, prime them, then paint.  Once dry I will take my brush and detail paint the areas that need it.

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A good thing to do is to do your spraying of the engine, transmission, etc, & then come back & do your detail painting.

After the details are all picked out, a shot of clear lacquer over the top of the entire engine will ensure that the details that you added will not be rubbed off from handling.

Just be sure to use a clear that is compatible with the paint that you used for the engine & the details.

Testors clear lacquers are a good choice & will play well with nearly any kind of paint.

 

Steve

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I use a satin clear, unless the car is a show car the engine is rarely shiny ,

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18 minutes ago, Jon Haigwood said:

I use a satin clear, unless the car is a show car the engine is rarely shiny ,

Depending on the type of paint you use for the engine color, gloss clear can be ok as well.

I use flat colors for engines, so a coat or 2 of gloss will dry in a less than high gloss finish.

Plus, if you use a wash to replicate light grime, that will eliminate some of the gloss also.

I like the parts like the air cleaner to be a little shinier than the rest of the engine too.

 

Steve

 

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Yes and contrasting from shiny to semi and flat give a bit more realism to the engine 

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I lean towards a flat or satin finish. This is the 327 I had in my daily driver '55 2-dr post way back when.

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2 hours ago, BigTallDad said:

I lean towards a flat or satin finish. This is the 327 I had in my daily driver '55 2-dr post way back when.

 

A lot of it depends on what you are trying to replicate.

A showroom stock build should have some gloss to a good portion of the engine parts.

 

Steve

 

 

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16 minutes ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

A lot of it depends on what you are trying to replicate.

A showroom stock build should have some gloss to a good portion of the engine parts.

 

Steve

 

 

Here’s a couple pics of a 1:1 1970 Boss 302 that we just finished up putting together. It shows various finishes. Gloss, satin, flat and metallic. 

Dennis

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