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Painting oil pan

Hey everyone, so I got a new oil pan because the one that is on the truck now didn't seal correctly and is beat up. It arrived a couple days ago and it is covered in surface rust, so I'm going to sand it down and paint it. When I paint it, how many coats should I use and should I put a coat of clear on it? My other question is should I use engine paint? Or can I use caliber paint? Also should I paint it red or black? Thanks.
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Engine high heat paint.

2 coats of high heat primer, 2 coats of black high heat paint.

thats how i did my diff cover, but in red
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Is it really going to get hot?
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it will get pretty hot. caliper paint is also made for heat so if you already have some it would be fine to use as well.

black would be less noticeable if you did any dukes of hazzard shenanigans compared to the red which would be more noticeable chipping. if you can even see it.
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it will get pretty hot. caliper paint is also made for heat so if you already have some it would be fine to use as well.

black would be less noticeable if you did any dukes of hazzard shenanigans compared to the red which would be more noticeable chipping. if you can even see it.
What he said,
Red you'll notice the chips more.
any kind of high heat paint will do, just be sure to put enough of it on, I'm not saying use the whole can, but a ton will do.
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Get this stuff

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/w...r/IMAG0450.jpg

(obviously the two cans in the top right)

2 coats of each should do it.

I went with Ford red on my diff cover but an oil pan isn't supposed to stick out like that. go black.
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...and the sand paper. Heck just pick up some motorcycle oil, filter, and exhaust wrap as well, might come in handy
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LOL google image search of "rustoleum high heat primer" gave me that picture and it was the exact same stuff I used.
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you could use this stuff too.
http://www.por15.com/

summit had a $20 starter kit but i can't find it now.
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i have a can of red caiber paint and a can of back engine paint. i think im gonna go with black. thanks for the help guys. ill let you know what happens.
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I would glass bead it, make curtin that the rails are flat, clean the snot out of it, and paint it with flat black header paint for the best heat transfer, too thick paint will insulate the pan.

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I just hand sanded it and got just about all of the rust off then just sprayed it with two good coats of engine enamel. I would have done a better job with it but I found out I was dropping it off to be worked on the day before so I just did it real quick job. By the time it rusts out I will have another truck so I'm not worried.
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What did the inside look like ?
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A lot of surface rust but I didn't really worry about it, that's what an oil filter is for.
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filters, only filter a certin percent of the oil AND the oil has to go through the oil pump first befor it gets to the filter that will by pass some oil and send it to the bearings, a clean motor is a healthy motor! good luck.
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