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Offline rowanbsa

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Cylinder barrel and head paint
« 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!
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Re: Cylinder barrel and head paint
« Reply #1 on: 20.11. 2018 14:51 »
Cylinder Black   - here or Halfords and such

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/283030085431
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Re: Cylinder barrel and head paint
« Reply #2 on: 20.11. 2018 15:39 »
Hammerite smooth. Seems to stand up to road conditions rather better.
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Re: Cylinder barrel and head paint
« Reply #3 on: 20.11. 2018 19:31 »
I've used an aerosol of satin finish heat resisting black engine paint, from Halfords.

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Re: Cylinder barrel and head paint
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Cylinder barrel and head paint
« Reply #5 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.
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