How fuel resistant is it? I'd like to figure out what paint/option I'm going with before I get my engine glass bead blasted. Free at work
Opinions on good looking/durable/fuel resistant paint anyone? :|
I just got off the varnish crap with that aircraft paint remover (works great in a couple of minutes), then cleaned with acetone, sprayed with etching primer, then painted with duplicolor engine enamel and baked.
The baking really does the trick - I can dig my thummbnail into the cases as hard as I can and not leave a mark.
Seems to be pretty gas-resistant too - but it will chip, like if you drop a tool on it or something (not that I've ever done that :shock: :?
Though you gotta watch brake fluid - hate that stuff. It ruins most any paint - but maybe a 2-part epoxy paint can handle it, haven't really tried that.
Seems to have no problem handling the heat, even on cylinders and the head and exhaust clamps.
Tends to be a bit shiny though, so you'll want to do a test piece first, to make sure you get whatever gloss rating you're after.