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    Painting radiator guard

    I want to paint my radiator guard black.
    All the high temp paint I have looked at requires curing in an oven. I do not have access to a suitable oven.
    Do I need to use high temp paint?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassmatt View Post
    I want to paint my radiator guard black.
    All the high temp paint I have looked at requires curing in an oven. I do not have access to a suitable oven.
    Do I need to use high temp paint?
    Cheers
    Auto paint and high temp paint will both have temp ranges that are acceptable on them.

    From memory:
    Exhaust black can cope up to 200 degrees.
    The last auto paint I used was good to 75.
    The last high temp was good to 1500 degrees.

    Get a measurement, or a good guess, read the side of the can or tin and make your choice.

    Real high temp stuff is aimed at iron parts, exhaust headers and engine blocks.

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    The guard is on the up wind side of the heat created by a radiator...the only heat it has to deal with is the ambient temps expelled by the radiator at a stand still so high temp paint isn't that important.
    Plus its brittle paint unless cured properly on a secondary surface so it'll get arseholes from debris etc thrown up at it, you're better off with a high grade mag wheel paint that has some durability against knocks & chips

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    You can cure high temp paint quite successfully with a electric saint stripping gun - it takes a while but works fine.


    But you won't need the fancy stuff for a radiator guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    You can cure high temp paint quite successfully with a electric saint stripping gun - it takes a while but works fine.


    But you won't need the fancy stuff for a radiator guard.


    True - beatification and canonization is a time consuming process...

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    Fucking auto correct.

    Paint stripping gun that was!

    Your arse may need a guard if you are planning on hanging around the clergy.



    Or sit in in front of your log burner. Bloody cold enough Summer so far to light one up ..

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