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Detail Gray Paint Aerosol 13 oz is rated 3.0769 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Paint! I use this paint all of the time in my restoration and I am very happy with it. I really like the color and havnt found anything else like it. I have found-like the directions say-a few light coats are better that one heavy one. I also like to let my parts dry for about a week to let them fully cure. The directions say 24 hours but it's probably still too soft for assembly. I was skeptical about the durability but after having to grind the paint off of a part that I messed up, it is definitely durable. Also, one can will last a long time and is worth the price. It sounds like the provious reviewer may have gotten a bad can...you should contact Eastwood and I am sure they will send you a new one.
Date published: 2012-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not as bad as some claim it is I personally think the previous reviews saying how bad this product is might not be using the product correctly. I got two cans of this stuff and it sprays great and the color appears very close to a bare steel look both in sheen and color. As far as the color being blotchy, Ive sprayed four balljoints for my car, Ive done the swaybar end link bolts and washer, ive also even done the strut rod bushing washers and nuts. I even painted the bolt for my alternator mount bracket and the paint went on smoothly and evenly and is durable enough that the paint didnt even scrape off the bolt as I tightened it down. I cant give it 5 stars for all because I do have to say the price is kind of up there considering that I could buy some ceramic silver aluminum engine paint and get a very close color match for half the cost of this.
Date published: 2012-12-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good The paint meets my needs but the price is high. I've had consistent problems with the nozzles where they would stop working. Even after clearing /cleaning they won't work. Only after switching to a different nozzle from another can could l spray again. There has also been times where the paint would just stop spraying, almost as if the propellant ran out. Very frustrating having to throw away have a can of expensive but good paint.
Date published: 2013-07-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what it used to be About three years ago, I bought several cans of the Detail Gray paint and finally used the last can about a month ago. So, I bought two more and found that it isn't of the same quality. The old mix had more solids and dried quickly to a hard finish. The new mix has alot more solvent in it and takes much longer to dry. In addition, the color is blotchy. While it'll work for what I use it for, I vote for the old formula!
Date published: 2012-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Spray Paint The only problem I have is that the nozzles clog up after a few sprays. I was lucky I purchased 10 or twelve cans and had to change nozzle until I found one that would spray more than 2 seconds. Yes I shook the can.Yes the temperature was above 60 degrees. Yes I soaked the nozzles in thinner. I had to throw away several cans that were not completely used. I did like the colors and had no other problems.
Date published: 2015-01-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Better off with Rustoleum This is terrible paint don't waste your dough. I bought 2 cars both sprayed poorly both cans left about half of product in can and stopped spraying. The paint was soft, the color isn't what I would consider either machine or stamped steel and it has a yellow tint when dry. I am very disapponted and surprised because other paints from Eastwwod that I have used are very good
Date published: 2012-08-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from new detail gray paint is like putting muddy water on your parts this new detail gray paint is worst paint i have used since i got into this hobby its like muddy water i would like to be to buy the old stuff have one can of the old stuff love it but not the new stuff no one at eastwood will change their mind about going back to old detail gray Send to tech 9-7-2010
Date published: 2010-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Product Detail Gray is probably my favorite product that Eastwood makes. It sprays out smoothly, and the color is a close match to natural steel. I just bought 3 more cans as I am always helping my friends with their restoration projects as well as plenty of my own. I give this a 5 out of 5!!
Date published: 2014-12-11
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Detail Gray Paint Aerosol 13 oz

Item #10036Z

Restore the original color of metal
parts, and protect against rust

Details

Restore the original color of metal parts—and protect them against rust—with Eastwood Detail Gray® Paint Get a factory-correct look with Detail Gray when you spray it on stamped or machined steel, rough-cast aluminum, pot metal and other die-cast parts like alternators and distributor housings.
  • Produce a professional, like-new OEM finish
  • Protects parts against rust and corrosion
  • Perfect for alternator and distributor housings

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About Detail Gray Paint Aerosol 13 oz

This Detail Paint is specially formulated to duplicate the original look of die cast and stamped steel. Protected up to 300 degrees F by this paint, metal parts will keep that brand new look for a long time. Available in aerosols and quarts. One aerosol covers 6 sq.ft., one quart covers 50 sq.ft., acrylic lacquer, natural low 4-15% gloss. Great on alternator and distributor housings.


Contents

Detail Gray, also available in Quarts (10046ZP) is an acrylic lacquer that resembles stamped steel, rough cast aluminum, and looks great on die cast distributors and alternators. Each 13 oz. aerosol can covers 6 Sq. ft, maximum temperature 300F.


Accessories

To remove grease & oil use our Pre Paint Prep (10041 Z). For greater durability use our Self-Etching Primer (16014 Z) Aer. or (16009 ZP) Qt. on rust free areas. On rusty steel, use Eastwood Rust Encapsulator (16040 Z) Aerosol. Buy 3 or more, mix and match, and SAVE!


Warranty

Made in the USA. 30 Day Eastwood Warranty. QUANTITY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR THIS ITEM


Application

Detail Gray, also available in Quarts (10046 ZP), is an acrylic lacquer that resembles stamped steel, rough cast aluminum, and looks great on die cast distributors and alternators. Covers 6 sq ft. Max temp 300F. To remove grease and oil, use our PRE Painting Prep (10041 Z). Detail Gray can be used on bare metal, or for greater durability, use our Self Etching Primer (16014 Z) Aer. or (16009 ZP) Quartt on rust free areas. On rusty metal, use Eastwood Rust Encapsulator (16040 Z) Aer., (16043 Z) Pint, or (16045 ZP) Qt. Use in a well ventilated area, or use a respirator like our SAS Bandit (11455 or 11456).


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