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    Anyone have a rattle can paint that is a fair match for the gold color on 55 v8 valve covers and air cleaners?
    Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

    40 Champion 4 door*
    50 Champion 2 door*
    53 Commander K Auto*
    53 Commander K overdrive*
    55 President Speedster
    62 GT 4Speed*
    63 Avanti R1*
    64 Champ 1/2 ton

    * Formerly owned

  • #2
    That should be a REALLY easy one, any Real Gold Color Hardware Store household Spray Paint should be plenty close enough, maybe Rustoleum.

    Almost as easy as matching Black!

    I have never seen that Color in Duplicolor Engine Enamel, but how much better/long lasting would a Custom mixed Automotive Enamel spray can be, is questionable.
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      You do realize that Black isn't just straight Black anymore, hasn't been for Years.

      Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
      That should be a REALLY easy one, any Real Gold Color Hardware Store household Spray Paint should be plenty close enough, maybe Rustoleum.

      Almost as easy as matching Black!

      I have never seen that Color in Duplicolor Engine Enamel, but how much better/long lasting would a Custom mixed Automotive Enamel spray can be, is questionable.
      Joseph R. Zeiger

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      • #4
        Anytime I used gold or silver spray paint, it doesn't matter how old it is, any gas or oil seems to remove it. I'm sure there is good automotive grade paints where this is no problem, but when using ordinary spray cans, I'd probably want to cover the gold with a can of gloss clear.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 63t-cab View Post
          You do realize that Black isn't just straight Black anymore, hasn't been for Years.
          In New Car Automotive Factory match Paint colors yes there are Metallics and tints of Black, but we are not talking about that, just ordinary spray paint, Black still IS Black!
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            I don't know how correct of a match they are, but for minimum investment (around $6.00- $10.00), could try either Duplicolor or VHT universal gold engine paint. Could do a test spray to compare to an existing gold part. Should be able to find at local (well stocked) auto parts store.
            https://www.jegs.com/i/Duplicolor/318/DE1604/10002/-1 , https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...404/99984851-P

            VHT also has a gold caliper spray paint: http://www.vhtpaint.com/high-heat/vht-caliper-paint

            I've used Seymour brand engine spray paint I like. Eastwood used to sell this brand. Sprayed well, covered easy and has held up well on AMC motor I did. Here's an Oldsmobile Gold: https://www.opgi.com/cutlass/C220129/

            Again, sorry I don't know how well these would match, but might be worth a try.
            -Matt

            1963 GT Hawk
            1960 Metropolitan Convertible
            1972 AMC Javelin/ AMX
            1956 Cushman Eagle

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ddub View Post
              Anyone have a rattle can paint that is a fair match for the gold color on 55 v8 valve covers and air cleaners?
              The color, Dick Steinkamp, used on the kart Hauler engine, would be a good match!

              Mark
              Last edited by S2Deluxe; 11-04-2018, 11:09 AM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by S2Deluxe View Post
                The color, Dickinson Steinkamp, used on the kart Hauler engine, would be a good match!

                Mark
                Yeah, Dick may have a can or two left over.
                Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

                40 Champion 4 door*
                50 Champion 2 door*
                53 Commander K Auto*
                53 Commander K overdrive*
                55 President Speedster
                62 GT 4Speed*
                63 Avanti R1*
                64 Champ 1/2 ton

                * Formerly owned

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TWChamp View Post
                  Anytime I used gold or silver spray paint, it doesn't matter how old it is, any gas or oil seems to remove it. I'm sure there is good automotive grade paints where this is no problem, but when using ordinary spray cans, I'd probably want to cover the gold with a can of gloss clear.
                  There's just no substitute for catalyzed paint be it single stage enamel, urethane etc... if you want durability.

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                  • #10
                    Black is black, I want my baby back
                    It's grey, it's grey, since she went away, oh oh
                    What can I do?
                    My 1st car. "A TRANSTAR"

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                    in the Geographic center of Tennessee

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GrumpyOne View Post
                      There's just no substitute for catalyzed paint be it single stage enamel, urethane etc... if you want durability.
                      My engine color is the same as Dick's, or very close. I used PPG Delstar enamel, Cadillac Astec gold.
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                      • #12
                        Very true, rattle cans will not measure up to high end Automotive Paints. and I for One am still trying to figure out what "Household" Paint means exactly
                        Originally posted by GrumpyOne View Post
                        There's just no substitute for catalyzed paint be it single stage enamel, urethane etc... if you want durability.
                        Joseph R. Zeiger

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ddub View Post
                          Yeah, Dick may have a can or two left over.
                          Yeah, I'm sorry Dick, the auto correct got me and I didn't notice it, till just now?

                          Mark
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