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MG MGA - Engine paint color
|Hello, do we have an alternative paint for the engine. If so, What is the color and who may have it?|
The time is soon coming to paint the block. Thanks, Neal Turner
|Bill Hirsch makes a high quality MG maroon. When used on cast iron it can be brush painted leaving no marks. Steel parts would need to be sprayed.Mine has been painted since '95|
|Here's a link-http://www.hirschauto.com/prodinfo.asp?number=EE-QUART&variation=MG%20MAROON|
|'International Paint' (boat paint) sell a red/maroon enamel called Toplap 350, its very close to the original red but I added some black and it matched perfectly.|
|J H Cole|
|Also, Moss Motors sells a spray can of maroon MGA engine paint that is supposed to be an exact match. One can should do your entire engine.|
|My experience with the Moss engine paint is that it stains if splashed with antifreeze. I'm using the Hirsch paint now, excellent color match and holds up well.|
|Hi, Thanks for all your imput. I am looking for a spray aerosol thats close. I am not concours but I would like to be close as my car is a driver.|
I have used Moss engine paint on my 1950 TD and it streaked when exposed to anti freeze. I do not have access to a spray gun. Any suggestions? Thanks, Neal Turner
|VW Tiguan Red is a close match in a spray can|
If you have a automotive paint store nearby they will most likely be able to put the bulk Hirsch paint into a spray (rattle) can for you.
I agree that the Hirsch paint holds up well, but I don't think the color is right. Even my wife asked me why I painted the engine brown...
|G T Foster|
|Gerry, there was a batch of the Hirsch paint a couple years ago that was not the right shade, it was more brown than red. I may have some information on the batch number that was affected, I believe Hirsch replaced any that was returned. The quart I bought 2 years ago is a very good match to the original.|
It was around 2004 or 2005. I contacted Hirsch about it and even sent them sample of painted metal. Never heard back.
|G T Foster|
Useful list. A company over here that I think has strong USA connections (www.frost.co.uk) has a number of glamorous paint products listed including this type: http://www.frost.co.uk/automotive-paint/engine-enamel-paint.html
I have my engine in this paint. Brush painted. Smooths out. Looks okay.
You may wish to add to your list.
|Gerry, your experience seems to agree with others from about that same time. From a search of the archive, Hirsch batch #23332 in 2005 was described as "terra cotta", and batch #24456 in 2006 was described as "brown".|
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