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    Default Engine bay colour.

    What are peoples thoughts on what colour their engine bay is. Do you go for the Gloss black or the same colour as the rest of the car.
    Im thinking the black would be easer to touch up with dings/ scratches etc and can be done in advance incase you haven't quite decided on the final colour or change your mind.

    Anyone wished they had done this different ?

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    I'm in the middle of this now and a friend nearly convinced me to go with black. I looked at many pics of engine bays in old mags, on the net, people cars etc. and I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Decided on the same as body colour. IMO a black engine bay gives a stock look so depends what you're going for.
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    I did mine in gloss black powdercoat.
    Have since seen a flat black.
    The flat black looks really good against a glossy body.
    Gloss black and glossy body - looks ok but next time I'm going with the flat black.

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    I'm thinking of going gloss black in the Prem. still want to stay with the stock look with a black bay but put a bit of shine in it with gloss.
    I was thinking of trying those 2 pak spray tins you can get on eBay. 3 tins will do a bay they reckon

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    GMH did gloss black engine bays for Brougham and GTS in HK-HG to make them more "upmarket" looking. Rest got slush black. Gloss does look better.

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    Mine is same colour as body,being a dark colour I think black would look out of place.
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    Hey pro, do you have a link to the ebay 2 pak ?

    I had a look and couldn't find it.

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    GTS Monaro HK HT HG HQ Aerosol ALL Colours Paint 2K Finish Custom Spray 400ml | eBay

    I'm figuring to buy 3 cans would still be cheaper to buy Hardener and paint to do it with a gun. Be interesting if it works well. They do any colour

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    Interesting. I know my local paint shop can fill cans with any paint code you give them but not sure if its 2 pac.
    Might have another look and see what they have.

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    If you find out let me know, might be cheaper

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    I used coded paint in a tin years ago to match a bike fuel tank, don't think it was any cheaper than the ebay price.

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    I'm running flat black looks alright.

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