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 Post subject: High temp paints
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:15 pm 
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I've looked around for a while now for good paints for use on engine pairs(valve cover, intake manifold etc) and I want a wide spectrum of colours to pick from, but all I can find is basic colours..anyone know of a place to find spray paint that can be used on engines in different colours?

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edit*** or can you get away with your standard tremclad spray paint?

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 Post subject: Re: High temp paints
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:01 pm 
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Try powder coating its more strong than paint an looks awsome on your car

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 Post subject: Re: High temp paints
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:32 pm 
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powder coating doesn't work on parts that are exposed to temperatures of much over about 250* f.

you need a high ceramic content paint or a high temp ceramic coating. the engine parts see a wide range of temperatures, from around 300*f to 1200* - 1500* at the exhaust manifold.

i use a silicone based high ceramic content engine paint from the eastwood company on engine blocks and covers (sometimes, powder coating on valve covers) and dedicated high temperature ceramic coatings on exhaust components.

it's pretty much a waste of time trying to use an exhaust paint on an exhaust manifold as it will burn off within months.

canada's tremclad is the usa's rustoleum and while i have used that on a bunch of cars, it doesn't hold up well and usually starts looking pretty sad towards the second year.

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 Post subject: Re: High temp paints
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 1:54 am 
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Now a days there is available heat proof spray paint in the market and you can use to any part of the vehicle like engine or heated parts and its a long lasting.

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