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Westerbeke Red - Paint Sources?

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An easy question: anybody know what color "Westerbeke Red" is? (Bet Maine Sail could answer this one in his sleep!) I just can't see paying $30 a can for the "official" spray paint from Torrensen, etc.! There must be a Krylon or RustOleum color that is close - any experience?? Thanks all - Happy Wintah projects!!
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Greetings all:
An easy question: anybody know what color "Westerbeke Red" is? (Bet Maine Sail could answer this one in his sleep!) I just can't see paying $30 a can for the "official" spray paint from Torrensen, etc.! There must be a Krylon or RustOleum color that is close - any experience?? Thanks all - Happy Wintah projects!!
It's Westerbeke red. I buy it from Hansen Marine. Though a tad expensive it is good quality stuff. It does take a while to fully kick and harden though. I tired to find a high temp match but was unsuccessful.

You can try to match it but do go with a high temp engine paint. I never tried because I have had good luck with the factory Westerbeke stuff. I don't recall spending $30.00 for it but I do know it was rather expensive..

If you find a match let me know!
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I found a pretty close match at autozone. I am going to use it on my trans and other little stuff and will post how it works. the color is very close, but not exact.
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Chevy Red-Orange on a Westerbeke

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I found a pretty close match at autozone. I am going to use it on my trans and other little stuff and will post how it works. the color is very close, but not exact.
cutterorient got me thinking about the actual color of my 1965 Westerbeke 4.107 - it's pretty close to the red-orange that Chevrolet painted the venerable 283 and 327 engines back in the late 50's - early 60's! This was a real "duh" moment - went to the auto supply and bought Dupli Color 1607 Chevrolet red-orange engine enamel (high temp) and the appropriate engine primer (same maker). Paid less than $6 per can - way better than $25 per can at Hansen! Engine Enamel & High Heat
The color is a dead-ringer for my engine. I suspect that Westerbeke changed colors over the years, as the newer engines look more red to me than red-orange. Happy spray painting!
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