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Old 02-24-2018, 06:13 PM   #1
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Paint color of 1993 vintage Cummins

Have engine out of boat due to fuel tank replacement, 1993 marine trader dc, and would like to repaint before reinstalling. Does anyone know the paint color for a 250 cummins 6bta. Is there a preferred paint brand for engines. I know it isnít white and it doesnít seem to be Cummins tan.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-24-2018, 07:03 PM   #2
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My 6BT 210 HP vintage late '80s was Cummins tan.

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My 1999 6BT is tan, I suspect it's Cummins tan, but I found that Dupli-Color Santa Fe (GM0545) is a match. The only problem is that the Dupli-color is lacquer, and it can wrinkle if it's sprayed too thick. If you can get Cummins paint that matches, that would probably be your best option. If you're going to paint the whole engine, does it really matter if it matches the old paint? Any good quality enamel paint will hold up fine.

An alternative might be to have the local automotive paint supplier mix paint. Some of them will mix paint and put it into a spray can for you. A Preval sprayer will work for custom-mixed paint. I've sprayed 3 part polyurethane with a Preval, no problems.
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I'll be going white with blue silicon hose and tbolt clamps when I give the NTA855m its birthday present





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Our Cummins 280 6bta 1999 was. a perfect match with standard Rustoleum
I forget the exact color but might have been almond.
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My 1997 CTAs matched rustoleum 7700 paint
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My 2006 270 hp 6BTA perfect paint match is Rustoleum 50/50 mix of Gloss White and Gloss Almond.
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Thanks for the replies! Iím going to try rustoleum almond and also duplicolor and see which matches up the best. Iím very impressed with simi 60 paint job and new hoses.
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NAPA sells Cummins beige.
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Before you paint, you might want to look at some coolant upgrades for your motor.
I have been around the block with these motors, and have learned that the barely adequate cooling system is their Achilles heel.
Tony Athens at Seaboard Maine is the absolute Guru re Cummins motors, visit his website and/or call him, he can set you up with the proper stuff.
Check out his CCV system too, simple, sensible and cheap.
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Before you paint, you might want to look at some coolant upgrades for your motor.
I have been around the block with these motors, and have learned that the barely adequate cooling system is their Achilles heel.
Tony Athens at Seaboard Maine is the absolute Guru re Cummins motors, visit his website and/or call him, he can set you up with the proper stuff.
Check out his CCV system too, simple, sensible and cheap.
I have no affiliation with these guys, Iím just a happy customer spreading the word.
Totally agree. The cost to do the upgrade is minimal.
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