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I would like to know which products that you would recommend for painting my car's engine compartment. I plan to pull the engine. The engine compartment is dirty and greasy. There are just a few rust spots, the rest of the area is tired looking paint. I realize that KBS products work great on rust, but 90% of the area of the engine compartment is rust free. Should I use the Fusion Self Etch products on the painted areas? What should I use in the rust areas? Which products and prep would you recommend?

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Here are the steps to follow: 1) Pressure wash the entire engine compartment with a solution of KBS Klean (http://www.kbs-coatings.com/KBS-Klean.html). 2) Etch any metal/rust spots with RustBlast (http://www.kbs-coatings.com/RustBlast.html). 3) Scuff the painted surface with 300 grit - OR - dust the painted surfaces with Fusion Self-Etch Primer (http://www.kbs-coatings.com/fusion-self-etch-primer.html). 4) Paint the entire compartment with (2) coats of RustSeal (http://www.kbs-coatings.com/RustSeal.html). 5) If the hood will be open often and expose the engine compartment to sunlight, you will want to top coat the RustSeal with BlackTop (http://www.kbs-coatings.com/blacktop.html). There are three effective ways to top coat RustSeal effectively so that the coatings bond & fuse together. 1) Apply your top coat once the second or final coat of RustSeal is dry-to-the-touch and does not leave a fingerprint (usually 3-10 hours depending on temperature and humidity). 2) Let the second or final coat of RustSeal fully cure (at least 24 hours), scuff the RustSeal with 300 grit, then apply your top coat. 3) Let the second or final coat of RustSeal fully cure (at least 24 hours), dust the RustSeal with Fusion Self-Etching Primer (http://www.kbs-coatings.com/fusion-self-etch-primer.html), let the Fusion cure for 30 minutes, then apply your top coat. You can feel free to choose the method that will work for you. You can find complete directions for RustSeal application here: http://www.kbs-coatings.com/rustseal-directions.html We also have very helpful instructional videos for the application of RustSeal that you can watch online for free here: http://www.kbs-coatings.com/instructional-videos.html In addition, we also have a Flow Chart for the application of RustSeal here: http://www.kbs-coatings.com/rustseal-flow-chart.html We also have our How-To Section which has two series of common step-by-step procedures for the application of RustSeal found here: http://www.kbs-coatings.com/how-to-use-kbs-coatings.html And before you begin your project, it is always a great idea to familiarize yourself with our RustSeal Fix-It Guides found here: http://www.kbs-coatings.com/fix-it-guide-rustseal.html Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions.

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