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Technical => A7 & A10 Engine => Topic started by: rowanbsa on 20.11. 2018 14:17

Title: Cylinder barrel and head paint
Post by: rowanbsa on 20.11. 2018 14:17
Can anyone recommend a good quality high temp paint for a cast iron thin flange barrel and cylinder head (1953 A10)

Many thanks!
Title: Re: Cylinder barrel and head paint
Post by: bsa-bill on 20.11. 2018 14:51
Cylinder Black   - here or Halfords and such

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/283030085431 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/283030085431)
Title: Re: Cylinder barrel and head paint
Post by: Black Sheep on 20.11. 2018 15:39
Hammerite smooth. Seems to stand up to road conditions rather better.
Title: Re: Cylinder barrel and head paint
Post by: Greybeard on 20.11. 2018 19:31
I've used an aerosol of satin finish heat resisting black engine paint, from Halfords.
Title: Re: Cylinder barrel and head paint
Post by: Steverat on 20.11. 2018 20:04
I use PJ-1. Its a bit dearer but claims to stay on better. The film is not as heavy as some, its matt so raidates heat well, and I like the look. Comes in a spray can.
Title: Re: Cylinder barrel and head paint
Post by: AdrianJ on 21.11. 2018 10:36
I’ve just had mine stove enamelled. £70 including blanking off all holes and blasting clean preparation.
I thought I couldn’t find a stove enameller, only powder coating which I didn’t want.
I had some tinware blasted by our local powder coaters  and when I mentioned that I couldn’t find a stove enameller they told me that they could do it. It looks a nice job but time will tell. They say it bakes on harder with heat and use. Apparently most people don’t want it bacause it is more expensive than powder coating.