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toulebag
    
Original Engine Color on a 1955 Packard??
Thanks for the tips on how to paint to prevent rust after sandblasting.

Now, does anybody now the original paint color on the engine of a 1955 Packard Patrician?
Thanks again for your help.
posted: September 26, 2008
 
    
 
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clicketyclack
    
I believe the color was a dark red (not sure of the name), with black accessories. For the Packard Patrician as well as the Caribbean the rocker covers were chromed.
posted:  September 26, 2008
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mfmians
    
according to a photo that came with a 1955 packard we are restoring it was black but we also found traces of a red on the engine block when it was boiled at the machine shop
posted:  October 15, 2008
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hudnut19
    
Once metal is exposed to the air it can start surface rusting within 1 hour after the paint is off. Most hobbyists use zinc chromate primer or whipe the surface does with a zinc solution like "Oxy-Solve until they can get to prime it. Don't rely on primer too long though because primer is pourus and will rust through after a few days depending on how the car is stored. You may want to put on a few coats of primer if you're not going to get to painting it for a while.
posted:  April 4, 2010
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