GalantVR4.org The Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 Forum
Galant VR-4 Forums » Galant VR-4 » General VR4 Discussions » Transmission painting
Previous thread Next thread

Transmission painting


iceman69510
Turn Right Racing
855/2000
828/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1239222 posted 08/25/17 08:41 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hey all you guys that have painted transmissions, what paint do you recommend? Engine paint? Rustoleum? Wheel paint?

Also, what color do you use, just basic silver or aluminum colored paint. Hoping to do this this weekend before putting it back in the car.

Thanks.



91 VR4 855 Nile Black
92 VR4 828 Belize Green-Daily driver status
91 VR4 115 Nile Black -SOLD

Posts: 10425 | From: Michigan | Member Since: 03/05/01 | IP: (205.144.100.200) | Report this post to a Moderator

GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1239223 posted 08/25/17 09:09 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nowadays, I use VHT FlameProof (not engine enamel) for almost everything under the hood that will see heat. I've tried other stuff, and nothing looks or holds up as well. The VHT FlameProof also covers awesome without primer or any of that shit. For prep, just make sure the trans is super clean. Any grease or oil will make for a crappy finish, but that goes for any paint. Simple Green, a brush and tons of scrubbing should do the job. For tough areas, use Simple Green and scrub with a dremel + small wire wheel. The VHT finish is more of a matte, which looks nicer (and more stock), IMO.

I've done my last few transmissions this way, as well as the one I recently did in my brother's car:

50/1000 before/after:






820/1000 before/after:






1837/2000 newly painted Shep trans and old trans after ~4k miles. Both VHT'd, and the old one still looks pretty good. Most of the fucked up spots on the old trans came from removal.

Posts: 3280 | From: SoCal | Member Since: 01/02/12 | IP: (207.255.187.121) | Report this post to a Moderator

iceman69510
Turn Right Racing
855/2000
828/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1239224 posted 08/25/17 10:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks Brett.

Couple more questions: One can enough for one trans? Silver color or available in aluminum color?



91 VR4 855 Nile Black
92 VR4 828 Belize Green-Daily driver status
91 VR4 115 Nile Black -SOLD

Posts: 10425 | From: Michigan | Member Since: 03/05/01 | IP: (205.144.100.200) | Report this post to a Moderator

GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1239225 posted 08/25/17 12:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
One can could probably do the job. Like I said, it covers pretty well. 2 cans would be safe, with some left over for other bits. The shit never goes to waste in my garage, that's for sure.

I think I usually get the aluminum color, but it could be gray I suppose. The can doesn't actually say, only the cap indicates color. I'd go with the aluminum if they have it. Your local parts joint should stock it. It's not terribly cheap for spray paint, but it works awesome.



820/1000
1837/2000
1546/2000-SOLD
1813/2000-SOLD

Posts: 3280 | From: SoCal | Member Since: 01/02/12 | IP:
(207.255.187.121) | Report this post to a Moderator

iceman69510
Turn Right Racing
855/2000
828/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1239255 posted 08/28/17 07:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Over the weekend I found a partial can of the VHT Flat Aluminum paint, and I bought a can of Rustoleum high heat paint at the home center so I can compare. Unfortunately, did not get to the job this weekend, so no results yet.



91 VR4 855 Nile Black
92 VR4 828 Belize Green-Daily driver status
91 VR4 115 Nile Black -SOLD

Posts: 10425 | From: Michigan | Member Since: 03/05/01 | IP: (205.144.100.200) | Report this post to a Moderator

89Mirageman
Senior Member


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1239352 posted 09/02/17 09:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This is what I used a few months back. Think it was around $5 at Walmart.



Straight from the junkyard




After some elbow grease



One can was plenty


New yellow zinc case bolts really pop against the silver and brings it back to looking new again.


New reverse sensor from Rockauto and all the other bits hit lightly with gold.









94 Eagle Summit DL coupe
98 Mitsubishi Mirage DE sedan
15 Mitsubishi Mirage ES hatch


Edited by 89Mirageman (09/02/17 09:54 AM)

Posts: 2478 | From: Stantonsburg, NC | Member Since: 07/05/06 | IP: (65.41.185.13) | Report this post to a Moderator

Eztoril
Newbie
1450/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1239355 posted 09/02/17 07:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That looks amazing. Prob the best painted and looking used transmission I've ever seen. Good work. I will do the same if I ever remove mine.



91 GVR4 1450/2000
2.3 Stroker
HKS cams
FP 3052
Spal puller
2g MAF 4"intake
Apexi AFC
Stock eprom ECU
Walbro 255
FRH intake mani
EVO3 exhaust mani
44mm tial wg
EVO3 tranny



Posts: 15 | From: Irvine CA | Member Since: 08/31/16 | IP: (166.170.14.82) | Report this post to a Moderator

COVR4355
Newbie
355/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1239362 posted 09/03/17 05:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Good God Man that is impressive!
All from a $5 can from CrapMart???
Adding another to-do on my Winter list for the used transmission in the garage that will go in the Galant :P
Thank you and Well-done!

Posts: 21 | From: Grand Junction, CO | Member Since: 03/08/17 | IP: (65.128.2.114) | Report this post to a Moderator

iceman69510
Turn Right Racing
855/2000
828/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1239372 posted 09/04/17 09:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks for that Chris. I actually bought some of that paint too, and found some of the VHT in the garage, so I will try both of them. Your results are great. I don't think I will be doing the bolts right now though.



91 VR4 855 Nile Black
92 VR4 828 Belize Green-Daily driver status
91 VR4 115 Nile Black -SOLD

Posts: 10425 | From: Michigan | Member Since: 03/05/01 | IP: (2602:304:ccc7:35) | Report this post to a Moderator

89Mirageman
Senior Member


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1239439 posted 09/07/17 10:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks guys! The bolts were around $45 I think. Probably barely notice them once its back in the car but I'll know they're there. Reminds me of my youth detailing models.



94 Eagle Summit DL coupe
98 Mitsubishi Mirage DE sedan
15 Mitsubishi Mirage ES hatch

Posts: 2478 | From: Stantonsburg, NC | Member Since: 07/05/06 | IP: (65.41.185.13) | Report this post to a Moderator

iceman69510
Turn Right Racing
855/2000
828/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240225 posted 10/29/17 05:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well a few weeks ago I spent the time scrubbing, cleaning and painting my trans. Then continued on a did a couple more.

Used some of the VHT and the Rustoleum too. Will see how they hold up.








91 VR4 855 Nile Black
92 VR4 828 Belize Green-Daily driver status
91 VR4 115 Nile Black -SOLD

Posts: 10425 | From: Michigan | Member Since: 03/05/01 | IP: (2602:304:ccc7:35) | Report this post to a Moderator

89Mirageman
Senior Member


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1240273 posted 11/01/17 11:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
They all look great.



94 Eagle Summit DL coupe
98 Mitsubishi Mirage DE sedan
15 Mitsubishi Mirage ES hatch

Posts: 2478 | From: Stantonsburg, NC | Member Since: 07/05/06 | IP: (65.41.184.115) | Report this post to a Moderator


Pages: 1
Previous thread Next thread

Extra information
0 registered and 14 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Galant VR4.org Moderator:  curtis, steve, atc250r, jcgalntvr4-244, cheekychimp, jepherz, Rausch, toybreaker 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Rating:
Thread views: 838

Rate this thread


News & Events: News | Events
Galant VR-4: Newbies | General VR4 Discussions | Technical Discussions | How To and Info Archive
Marketplace: Parts For Sale | Cars For Sale | Good Guys | Bad Guys
Community: Members' Showcase

Contact Us | Privacy statement GalantVR-4.org

Generated in 0.105 seconds in which 0.077 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Turbo powered.



Hertz's Galant VR-4 Page