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Old 10-02-2019, 09:48 PM   #1
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Planning on painting under my hood and the engine bay.
What have you all used ? What kind of prep ?
I want to use Durabak and the manufacturer states it is reliable up to 254 F. Sustained temp.
Any body know what kind of heat a 95 D21 4 Cyl would generate under the hood ? I live in central Fl and air temp can easily reach over 100 degrees.
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:38 PM   #2
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did d21s come with insulation under the hood?
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:41 PM   #3
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Iím not sure youíll run into any trouble with temperature affecting paint under the hood.



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did d21s come with insulation under the hood?
None that Iíve ever seen.
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:53 PM   #4
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I have seen them on the same body style pathys.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:08 AM   #5
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Humm, I never thought about it. I painted under my hood over 17 years ago to see if I liked the color. I haven't driven the truck much since it was done, 20k miles maybe. I have also kept it garaged for the last 13 years. The paint still looks good though, even after my engine temp hit 230 Degrees F. I have a small intake leak that i didn't notice before I found out the hard way.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:15 PM   #6
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did d21s come with insulation under the hood?
I've never seen any on Nissan trucks. My Ranger does have the hood insulated with that black crap that breaks away over time, although mine is in good shape for a '01
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:53 PM   #7
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You can use whatever you want on the surrounding sheetmetal in the engine bay... The paint in there now is the same as whats on the body nothing special.
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:02 PM   #8
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I second what estatic said. i painted my engine block with the same paint that was used on my engine bay area and havent had issues.
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