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Old 13-08-15, 10:34 PM   #1
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Hi I'm wondering if anyone knows the average temperature of the engine block on a jap 2a or similar small engine. I need to ensure my paint is heat resistant enough to withstand the temperature. Thanks for the help,
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Old 13-08-15, 10:41 PM   #2
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Don't know, but can you still get 'Pot Black' cylinder paint?

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Old 13-08-15, 10:44 PM   #3
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Got my tin of VHT paint from Halfords.....

Worth a look?
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Old 13-08-15, 11:02 PM   #4
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I have some black temperature resistant paint I used for the exhaust but I wanted a colour for the actual engine. I want to find out if a normal can of spray paint would do the job for it without burning off. I know it will be OK for the cowling/fuel tank etc but the actual block is what worries me. Thanks
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I sprayed my lister d with cans of green paint from halfords 3 years ago and its still there as good as new.
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Old 14-08-15, 08:05 AM   #6
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I sprayed my lister d with cans of green paint from halfords 3 years ago and its still there as good as new.
That's good hopefully it should be OK then.
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Old 14-08-15, 10:33 AM   #7
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I recently sold a JAP 2a that was painted with a 'car aerosol' many years ago and the paint hadn't shifted from either heat or fuel spills so you will be fine Cameron.

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I recently sold a JAP 2a that was painted with a 'car aerosol' many years ago and the paint hadn't shifted from either heat or fuel spills so you will be fine Cameron.

Pete.
That's good to know I will need to choose a colour now I'm thinking dark blue. Il need to get some more primer too I ran out. Thanks.
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