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RE: %*&%*($ Moss!!!!

To: Carl French <>
Subject: RE: %*&%*($ Moss!!!!
From: "Dodd, Kelvin" <>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 11:03:49 -0700

        I'm sorry you had a bad experience with the Moss engine paint and
are unhappy at customer service.  They work hard to do a good job, but nuf
said.  To be honest with you, I normally paint my engines with Rustoleum
Regal Red, then use the Moss engine paint to tint the final coat.  The Moss
paint is expensive, and to get adequate coverage, I found using a base coat
worked for me.  Keep in mind, I was building and painting MG engines long
before I started working here.  I'm also not that interested in having the
perfect Maroon color, non of my cars being concours bound.

        I have had problems with the paint in my engine compartment (Krylon)
getting damaged when I lost the radiator in my race car at one point.  But
that knowledge is not very helpful.  

        Back in Colorado, we used to paint our concours bound engines with a
spray gun, using DQE50782 paint.  That was the only way that we could get
good hold and coverage, spray bomb paint would not hold up.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carl French []
> Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 1999 9:36 AM
> To:
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> Subject: %*&%*($ Moss!!!!
> Tell me I am not reacting right here but I now have REPAINT my engine
> on my B again. I almost done repainting everything in the Bay 
> including
> the Bay itself. I have six different paint brands in there. 
> Moss Maroon
> engine paint, Eastwood radiator paint, Krylon gloss black, Dupont
> Acrylic enamel (Dark BRG), Rust-oleum Yellow, Some Wal-Mart Blue paint
> used for the washer bottle frame. I had a large quantity of radiator
> fluid (> 1 pint) sprayed on the car due to a loose clamp (my fault).
> Within a few minutes I rinsed it with water at my destination (5-10
> minutes) the engine paint that had been on for 1 & 2 weeks (ongoing
> project) the car has traveled a few hundred miles with some of the
> paint. Everywhere the radiator fluid contacted the maroon the paint
> washed out to Orange. None of the other paints were affected at all. I
> now have to repaint the whole engine again with my hometown show on
> Saturday. I called Moss Tech line and they said " Yeah, that happens
> pretty often to all paints" some colors are different blah, 
> blah, blah.
> I found this entirely unsatisfying. It seems unreasonable to have an
> engine paint to react so horribly to antifreeze. There were 
> no warnings
> to this effect anywhere on the label of this VERY expensive paint. How
> come my $.99 wal-mart paint is looking great. I am just very 
> unsatisfied
> with Moss customer support right now (I have purchased almost 
> everything
> for my restoration from them. Any one got any ideas? How about the
> Eastwood detail clear paint for engine components? any other 
> maroon from
> other companies out there? HELP.
> Carl French 
> 67B with Jackson Pollack paint job on the engine.

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