This paint is mixed especially for us to match the original engine enamel color for 1929-1962 Chevrolet cars & truck. It is a dark gray acrylic enamel. Two cans will be required to paint a typical engine and bell housing .
NOTE: This is not a high heat paint and should not be used on exhaust manifolds. See our high heat Cast Iron Gray paint for manifolds.
1929-1952 All Passenger Cars & Trucks;
1953 Passenger with Standard Transmission;
1953-1962 most Chevy Trucks.
We have had many customers question us about the dark shade of our engine gray paint.
Here is a detailed explanation of why we sell our paint proudly:
The question of the correct color on Chevrolet engines has been an ongoing discussion with many "experts" for more years than I can remember. I can only tell you what I know from my 40 years of experience in selling parts for, and restoring, Chevrolet's. TRUTH: Chevrolet did not mix one big batch of paint with exacting specifications to use on all six cylinder engines from 1929 through the early 1950's.
Engine paint was mixed in many different locations, by different companies and at different times. Because of this, there are differences in paint lots and shades.
When I was restoring my 1931 Sport Coupe in 1980, I found a company that had original paint chips for the body color on my car. In fact, this store had three different paint chip books from three different companies.
Yep, all three color chips were different! These were well known manufacturers - DuPont, PPG & Martin Seynour. My point here is that there is no way to have an exact match to paint that was done 80+ years ago. With that said, I will tell you how we came up with the color we sell:
I have a good friend named Dick Bertolucci. I met Dick in 1977 when we both belonged to the Sacramento Valley Region of the Vintage Chevrolet Club. Dick is a body and paint man that has done show restorations for over 50 years. Dick did some of the finest body & paint work in the country. He has several national show winning Chevrolets. In other words, this guy knows his business - paint & body.
He owns and operates the largest, most successful body shop in Sacramento. CA.
At one time, Dick owned nearly 50 vintage Chevrolets, from low mileage originals down to parts cars.
Dick is the one that mixed our original paint sample. He took (from his extensive collection of Chevrolets) samples from several low mileage, original engines and color matched them himself. Over the years, we have compared this color to NOS parts. Yes, we have found slight differences in the shade from ours to some of these. However, you must remember that these parts were manufactured 30-40 years after the engines to which he matched the paint samples.
Bottom line to all of this is that we have done everything possible to sell the correct engine paint to our customers. We firmly believe that our paint is the most accurate match to original color that is available anywhere. We guarantee our products to be to your satisfaction.
Stephen Kassis, President
NOTE: LIQUIDS AND FLAMMABLES CANNOT BE SHIPPED OUT OF THE CONTINENTAL USA.
Sorry, No air freight service on paint.
This part fits most 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 Chevrolet Cars and Trucks.; exceptions may apply. Please read the complete description to see if this part fits your specific vehicle and application.
This product can expose you to a chemical, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm.
For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov