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Old 07-16-2018, 08:39:53 PM
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I am very new to hit and miss engines. I just bought a 5 hp economy and a 6 hp novo. My question is how do i get the correct original color match. Plus what kind of paint i will take the heat and cleaning solution of today.

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Novo is green. Dupont 4190.Economy is red. dupont 674. Straight out of wendels notebook. The temperature dont matter to much other than the exhaust. Pictures would be nice of your engines. If they have original paint i wouldnt paint, but to each there own. Any degreasing agent will work. I use simple green if no paint left.
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Gerald, Im not suggesting that you dont paint your engines, but I would ask that you see if there is any original paint left. A freshly painted engine does look sharp, but so does an engine with the original paint showing through. I have used ATF on a choreboy I have and it looks pretty good. Some other guys on here have some better mixtures and Im sure will chime in on this subject. Congratulations on your purchases.
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You can paint the entire engine. The mufflers (if you have them) you just paint with semi-flat black high heat grill paint. I would go for an acrylic enamel or auto paint (Dupont or equivalent). the Tattle can paints they make today seem to come off with exposure to gas or oil. There are several stores near me that will take off the shelf paint and put it in rattle cans! One is a NAPA auto parts, the other a Muralo paint dealer.

Do the engines have any original paint, or are they rusted? if there is original paint, try cleaning with a 50-50 mix of kerosene and Auto transmission fluid (oil)). If badly rusted, and you want to paint, you must be sure to clean off ALL the oil and grease, and let the engine dry thoroughly. Brush off any loos rust and prime, before painting with a rust inhibiting primer. Test paint an area to see if your final coat is compatable with the primer.
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THIS IS MY ECONOMY

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Nice engine. Looks good just like it is. Open the choke so you don't have gas dripping out of it.
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