Engine Paint For Early Z's
The Purpose of this page is to share the experience and knowledge that Bill and John have gained from the restoration of several National Class Winning - Restorations of Datsun 240-Z's.
Several people ask me how to mix paint for the (TURQUOISE) engine paint used an all early Zs and what kind of paint to use. Can you "post" this info somewhere they can find it?. I used this on Serial #2545 (Gold Medallion) and it looked great after 6 years!
Find a Dupont Dealer and ask them to mix up a quart (5 or more engines) [or spit it in half for a pint] of Dupont "Chroma 1" paint. Be sure and buy the "Chroma 1" catalyst and reducer also.
Tinting guide mix size 806J HS BLACK 177.2 801J HS WHITE 290.0 828J HS FAST BLUE 373.8 830J HS FAST GREEN 444.4 702OG BINDER 844.0 7030G BALANCER 960.4
Carl, I thought I sent this to you before for posting on the zhome website, but perhaps not. It is a Word attachment for a simple Dupont color match for the Datsun/Nissan engine color. I am also pasting in a comment I received from a person who just this last week had his batch mixed up from the instructions. Hopefully this can be a useful addition to Zhome.com. p
>John, thanks for all your advice and your great post. I have my engine out >of the car and thoroughly cleaned. I used a combination of de-greaser, >pressure washing, wire brushes, Aircraft stripper (acid). The paint should >grab pretty well I am thinking. I love the color!! I matched it to a >breather pipe that I pulled off a 260 I had. When the paint store mixed >up the paint to your formula and painted it on the breather pipe it was a >PERFECT match. I will let you know how it turns out. >Coop
I had told him that I had used it with just a good thorough cleaning of my engine 'in the car' and brushed it on. He ended up spraying his engine, and you can see his comments on the results. He later added that I was free to share his comments with fellow Z'rs. Please feel free to post or disseminate at your pleasure.
1972 240Z Original owner
1978 280Z BSP Autoxr
1973 240Z new 'project'
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Z Car Engine Paint Mix by John Hull Using Dupont Acrylic Enamel Use of a hardener is optional but can be used to increase the life of the finish. I had this matched from an original smog pump bracket that was removed and stored. The Dupont paint store made what I would consider a perfect match. BS053A H ALT:2 CENTARI Mix Size: Quart 758S DRIER 47.8 728A BLUE 182.3 742A BLUE GREEN 348.7 700A WHITE 525.7 705A BLACK 909.6 Note that the BS053A is just a baseline color that is modified per the #s listed. BS053A is NOT the finished color, but is used as a starting point. John Hull