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Painting Alternator
Posted by: kbryant ()
Date: November 26, 2018 09:16AM

I think that I'm going to paint my alternator. The metal finish looks dingy and anything but neat and clean. I'd like to keep the fan/pulley black but not sure about the housing. Who has painted theirs and what color did you use? Silver, gray, aluminum? Any pics you could show?

Kenny

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Re: Painting Alternator
Posted by: volleybob ()
Date: November 26, 2018 11:31AM

We have painted alternators in the past using a paint that's almost identical to the original color of the metal housing. Don't remember the exact name of the color of the unit. It is available at NAPA and possibly at other auto parts stores.Tell the counterman to show you the colors available in the gray/aluminum range. Be sure to remove the pulley and mask properly.

Bob Bacchi - SDCC

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Re: Painting Alternator
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 26, 2018 01:13PM

Different brands call it different things.
I have seen "Cast Coat" as one, and also seen "Cast Blast" as another.
I am sure that there are many others out there.
Just ask for a Cast Iron, or Cast Aluminum paint.
Or paint it to match, or contrast with your body color.
The possibilities are endless.
Do whatever make you happy.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver

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Re: Painting Alternator
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: November 26, 2018 01:21PM

I usually just wire brush mine on the bench grinder....then spray some clear. Looks wonderful, years later. I use satin clear.

Eric P.
DeWitt, iA

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Re: Painting Alternator
Posted by: Brizo ()
Date: November 26, 2018 02:11PM

Complete disassembly and bead blasting is great, but other than that, the best paint I've found to duplicate cast aluminum is "Alumiblast" by Seymor. Its been hard to find in the past but I recently saw it in AZ. But the can had a new label design which makes me wonder if the quality is still the same.

Dan Brizendine,
'64 8door Greenbrier 140 PG. "In beautiful Wanamaker Indiana...with one stop light and 5 pizza shops"

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Re: Painting Alternator
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: November 26, 2018 02:45PM

I used an Eastwood paint that is a cast aluminum color, been good for a few years now.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: Painting Alternator
Posted by: Skizz ()
Date: November 26, 2018 02:51PM

We don't need no stinkin' alternator!
(earlies rule..)

64 Monza Vert
64 Spyder Vert
2002 Chev 1500
1996 Impalla SS
Eastern NC

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Re: Painting Alternator
Posted by: red monza ()
Date: November 26, 2018 03:21PM

But Skizz.....my 64 conv has an alternator....and a duel master cylinder....and electric pump and.......

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Re: Painting Alternator
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: November 26, 2018 03:26PM

I had mine powder coated.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: Painting Alternator
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: November 26, 2018 03:53PM

Got a Chrome one (80 amps) few years back. I believe from Rafee. . Love the way the sun glints off it when I open the deck lid!..smoking smiley

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

!967.. 4th body
8th off the line

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Re: Painting Alternator
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: November 26, 2018 04:04PM

I have been using Dupli-Color DE1650 Cast Coat Aluminum Engine Enamel with Ceramic on many components of my car.
It says on the can that it "Withstands heat up to 500 degrees F (intermittent)
The attached photo shows what it looks like when used on sheet metal.
For comparison, the bracket at the bottom is the Dupli-color DE1651 Cast Iron.

I got it at my local Advance Auto Parts store.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.



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Re: Painting Alternator
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: November 26, 2018 04:32PM

Skizz Wrote:
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> We don't need no stinkin' alternator!
> (earlies rule.
Painted my generator red.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: Painting Alternator
Posted by: Melb-Mike ()
Date: November 26, 2018 05:33PM

moomba32 Wrote:
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> I used an Eastwood paint that is a cast aluminum
> color, been good for a few years now.


Likewise, I used Eastwood's paint. They also have all sorts of coatings for just about anything you need to restore. They're more expensive than the local store brands but hold up much better.

64 Greenbrier
64 Spyder (needs restoration)
65 Corsa 140, restored
66 Corsa turbo, restoring now
66 Corsa 140 "RR" code coupe fully restored
67 Pontiac GTO restored
69 Corvette 427 convertible restored
2015 Porsche Panamera S
2015 Corvette Z06
1965 AC Cobra (Factory Five)

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Re: Painting Alternator
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: November 27, 2018 07:33AM

I did this one to make it stand out less on an early. Stripped to bare case, prepped and painted.


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Re: Painting Alternator
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: November 27, 2018 12:13PM

Not a whole lot of '60 left on that one. Top tin, air cleaner, fan and thermostat is about it, right?

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Re: Painting Alternator
Posted by: didget69 ()
Date: December 01, 2018 04:03PM

red monza Wrote:
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> But Skizz.....my 64 conv has an alternator....and
> a duel master cylinder....and electric pump
> and.......

So, you're basically saying that it is restored.

bryan

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