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Packard Gray Engine Paint
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BigKev
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I was looking on the Bill Hirsch website and could have sworn at one time they carried Packard Gray Engine paint that was used on the 51-54 288/327.

All I could find was the Green. Does anyone have a source for this paint or another hi-temp gray that is very close?

Posted on: 2007/6/14 23:34
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Kev,

I may have a can of Gray (never opened) at home that my father had bought years back. I will check and see this afternoon.

How long does paint last if can was never opened?

Posted on: 2007/6/15 6:14
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I was just on the Hirsch website and in the drop-down box under Engine Enamel Quart they list Packard; Bronze, Green, Ivory, Gray, Red, and Turquoise. $33.00 a quart. I'm going to need a quart of Gray myself.

Posted on: 2007/6/15 9:43
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Ahhh thanks. I see that just dont have the gray in Rattle Cans. That was the drop-down I was looking in. I guess I will be brushing the paint on.

Anyone have any ideas how much paint is required to paint a complete 327?

Posted on: 2007/6/15 11:00
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Kev, I used one quart of the Bill Hirsch paint to do my 356" engine. I had a local paint shop put some into a "rattle can" to do the head but I brush painted the block. I had just enough paint to do the whole engine with very little to spare. Brians idea about a detail spray gun is a great idea and I would go that route if I had to do it over again.

Posted on: 2007/6/15 12:24
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BigKev -

I don't know how much paint is required for a Packard engine, but a friend easily went through 2-3 rattle cans on a Pontiac straight eight. Yet, a lot of the content of those rattle cans is wasted in thinner and propellant.

Since you have a compressor, why not invest in a little detail gun and thinner to spray your engine? I bet a quart of paint will be more than enough.

Perhaps others can chime in with their experience.

Posted on: 2007/6/15 12:24
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A quart should be plenty. Agree about the small gun as it can be used for a multitude of things. Another option is something like this reusable thing from Harbor Freight. There are any number of other systems available also--a little more expensive but some with disposable pieces for no cleanup and others with canned air.

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Posted on: 2007/6/15 12:44
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Dave,

Was there a reason you Spray Painted the head instead of brush painting it?

Posted on: 2007/6/15 13:51
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So I would just use standard laquer thinner and either use a spray gun, or a reusable spray can?

Posted on: 2007/6/15 13:53
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Quote:

BigKev wrote:
Dave,

Was there a reason you Spray Painted the head instead of brush painting it?


kev, I wanted to get a nice smooth finish and I found that the brush left stroke marks. The block is rougher finish and they didn't show but on the smooth head they did.

Posted on: 2007/6/15 15:06
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