Oil Filter Black Eggshell

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Oil Filter Black Eggshell

Post by Old Pal » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:49 pm

I'm getting ready to paint the oil filter and am having trouble sourcing the eggshell black paint. Rustoleum is mostly what's available. Satin and semi-gloss are too glossy and the flat is, well, flat. I've seen a matte black available by the same company, although the reviews state the color comes out more of a hunter green.

What have you used in the past? Pictures are always welcome.
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Re: Oil Filter Black Eggshell

Post by dpcd67 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:16 am

I use semi gloss. I think egg shell is matte and that is too matte/flat.
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Re: Oil Filter Black Eggshell

Post by Mike Wright » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:17 am

Krylon or Rustolum Semi-Flat Black.
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Re: Oil Filter Black Eggshell

Post by Old Pal » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:22 am

The semi-gloss I used was very similar to the satin. Check out the "EARLY GPW" photo in the following link. An obvious difference from the oil filter to the other black engine components.

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Re: Oil Filter Black Eggshell

Post by dpcd67 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:30 am

I don't trust that picture; everything looks very dull and flat. I doubt that the voltage regulator paint changed that much. Make it the color you want however. I make them more glossy than that.
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Re: Oil Filter Black Eggshell

Post by Old Pal » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:25 pm

Old Pal wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:22 am
The semi-gloss I used was very similar to the satin. Check out the "EARLY GPW" photo in the following link. An obvious difference from the oil filter to the other black engine components.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=106849&start=15
It also seems as though the purolator cover bolt is not left plated as jeepdraw states. It looks painted black. All purolator photos on jeepdraw also seem to have a black painted cover bolt.
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Re: Oil Filter Black Eggshell

Post by Old Pal » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:06 pm

I found my answer. It seems the search function does work.

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Looks like I'll be painting the filter cover bolt.
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Re: Oil Filter Black Eggshell

Post by Ian Fawbert » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:14 pm

Hi,
The use of a clear coat finish over the top might work.

I too struggled with a lustre which I thought was correct, so went with a clear coat which was a great solution for my issue.

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