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No need for extra hot temp paint (archive)

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Posted by Lee on January 14, 2002 at 22:37:35:

In Reply to: Q's on engine painting...I'm planning on doing posted by Jeff E. on January 14, 2002 at 10:41:58:

The block and head are cooled by water, which never exceed 212 degrees. Even if they exceeded 300 degrees, a regular paint will work. I have painted a few blocks with rustproof paint from Tremclad. Applied with a brush. Allow 2 days to dry and harden. Then when the engine will warm up, it will cure the paint. For the head, regular Wurth aluminum paint and clearcoat will do the job nicely. Do not spray too much clear, as any clear will turn slightly yellow under heat.

I even have painted a few cam covers with black Tremclad and they have held up nicely for year. To help the paint cure faster, let it warm up for a day or two at home on an alectric heater. It smells, but that is for the good cause...


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