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Old 04-14-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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What color for my engine bay?

We have a thread going around about what color to paint your engine, by the way all of your engine bays looked great. So my question which is a spinoff of that thread. I'm going to 2 tone my car its a 71 Duster, from the 1st bodyline below the fender edge, it is going to be gloss black. below that is a dark charcoal. Basically ripping off Kenny Wayne Shepards Duster paint scheme. What color should I paint the engine compartment? My engine is going to be Viper Red and I am going to paint the intake red also. Thanks.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:24 PM   #2
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The dominate Body Color
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:26 PM   #3
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What ever color the cowl and the tops of the fenders are would look good.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:38 PM   #4
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KWS's is gloss black under the hood, which I think would look good if it's just like his paint.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:40 PM   #5
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Dan, the engine bay's color was the body paint color. So, if your car is Butterscotch, so is the engine bay.
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What ever the upper body color is.
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I hear what everyone's saying but gloss will clean up better than flat.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:59 PM   #8
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Well to clear up a couple of points...the black upper portion will be gloss. I do know that a mopars engine compartment is body color. I always think chevy and ford engine bays look cheap! The color break really doesnt leave for a dominate color. The tops of the fenders and cowl will in fact be gloss black, I am leaning towards this way of thinking, but do not want to look like a cheap chevy or ford. I hate flat black engine compartments...however I think charcoal would look funny in the engine compartment with the fender tops being black. Thanks boys!
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:03 AM   #9
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Do what you want to do, in my opinion, black engine bays let the engine shine without it getting in the way.

Chip Foose said it: "The engine compartment should be like a jewelry box, when you open the hood the engine should stand out like the diamond ring."


Don't diamonds come from coal?
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:27 AM   #10
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You got it. I think a couple of you didn't read the question at all! Gloss black I think is your answer. Black (non-body-color) engine bays on a Mopar look horrible, but on a black car, they're good, and for all intents and purposes, I'd say your car color in this case is the gloss black. Good luck, post pics when you're done!
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