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    Guys,
    Since I have my engine and motor mount off Iíve decided to paint my firewall. Looking for paint and process suggestions from anybody that has done this.

    Thanks!

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    I've primed them with epoxy primer and painted with a polyurethane enamel. Makes it very durable and I've never had any issues with peeling or deteriorating. Need to get the firewall very clean before applying any paint though!
    Tom Ferraro
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    I had an old can of Randolph Continental Grey engine paint and I used that to spray my firewall.
    Looks great and, so far, very durable.
    TonyN

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    Glad to hear Tom's experience. I bet cleaning the old is the key. Have worked on several that were painted and the paint was peeling.
    You could also replace the firewall with a new stainless steel unit from Clyde Smith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Glad to hear Tom's experience. I bet cleaning the old is the key. Have worked on several that were painted and the paint was peeling.
    You could also replace the firewall with a new stainless steel unit from Clyde Smith.
    Not sure where ours came from but stainless sure is purdy.

    Firewall.JPG
    ďSeek advice but use your own common sense.Ē
    ― Yiddish Proverb

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    Quote Originally Posted by mongoose09 View Post
    Guys,
    Since I have my engine and motor mount off Iíve decided to paint my firewall. Looking for paint and process suggestions from anybody that has done this.

    Thanks!
    Getting paint to stick to galvanized steel is tricky.
    "You can only tie the record for flying low."

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    Quote Originally Posted by smcnutt View Post
    Not sure where ours came from but stainless sure is purdy.

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    Beautiful! That's the kind of minutiae I enjoy. Sometimes I get a little OCD on stuff. My wife and kids think I'm nuts!

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    The mans nuts, grab em!

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    Hey Jan,
    got signed off Monday. see you soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBill View Post
    Hey Jan,
    got signed off Monday. see you soon.
    Yay! Waiting on my annual sign off. Lets go fly.

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