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    engine bay color

    I've noticed that in most TR pics the engine bays are the same color as the car's exterior.

    Makes sense - it's all sprayed at the same time.

    But in a few pics the bay is a "dull gray" - like primer.

    Is there a useful purpose in *not* repainting the bay when repainting the car (other than painting without pulling the engine)?

    Or a reason for painting the bay a different color than the rest of the car?

    Thanks.
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    Re: engine bay color

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    Re: engine bay color

    Kodanja - what is that you used to coat the engine bay? Looks pretty rough to the touch?

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    Kodanja - it may be "pure lazyness" ... but it sure looks good!

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    Re: engine bay color

    The only reason to do that is you can later paint the exterior a different color and you not have to pull the engine or body to re-color the engine bay.

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    Re: engine bay color

    kodanja:
    I like your engine bay! That`s what I classify as "done right"!
    Yea, mabe not to manufacturers original {but thats usualy garbage anyway}. After seeing your engine bay, My TR-3 will get the same as you have done I`m sure.
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    Re: engine bay color

    It's all a matter of how much time and effort that you want to devote to the project. Bill did a great job on his, but remember, if you decide to change color, it sometimes leads to more work than staying with the original. If you change color and do it correctly, as Bill has, then you need to cover everything in the new color.

    After that, it's simply a matter of personal preference.

    I went with the original color, but did give it a lot of thought after looking at Bill's.



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    Re: engine bay color

    I've been told that my engine bay paint is just as nice as my exterior paint. [img]/bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img] Nice paint inside makes it easy to keep clean AND look good.

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    Re: engine bay color

    My 56 Tr3 will deffinately NOT be the original PUTRID ivory color anyway! Saying that, it will be original BUT it won`t be the original color! I was thinking of a red, BUT dang! There are a lot of red TR3`s. My second choice is a deep forrest green {almost black} with tan interior. Back on topic, the engine bay and inner apron aperance to me is not a significant issue as far as color or correctness goes. What is significant to me is fending off corrosion and maintaining cosmeticaly pleasing aperance. What Bill has done with his engine bay seems to me to have both assets.
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    Re: engine bay color

    Tom & Kerry,

    I agree with Shawn, in that once you get it cleaned and painted, whatever the color, you will tend to keep it looking that way.

    It's far more important to make sure that all of the surface preparation is done properly prior to applying any kind of top coating. That's where it gets tricky under the hood. there are a lot of items in the way, that have to be removed or covered, because under those brake lines, valves, relays, etc. is usually where the corrosion begins to start it's process.

    It's definitely a lot easy to prepare the outer surface of a hood or fender than to work under the hood.
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