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Old 02-04-14, 06:14 PM   #1
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Me and my cousin has fond out that Stationary Engine Parts Paint is not good and it is not fuel resistant. I said about Craftmasters Paint but I don't know is that fuel resistant?
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Old 02-04-14, 06:52 PM   #2
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I have had no problems with SEP paint. Done my BPR with that about 4 years ago and it still looks good. All paint will "Lift" with petrol until it is really hardened off, this takes about a month. As for your question, Craftmaster paint is fine with fuel spillage after it has hardened off.
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Old 02-04-14, 07:36 PM   #3
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Painted my WD2 in craftmasters paint, had a little bubble around the fuel tank. But as Appletop said I didn't allow it time to harden off. I put petrol in it and ran it a day or two after the paint had dried hehe. But that being said one little bubble in the paint is all ive had after 2 years of it being restored. Good stuff. Worth buying.

Use a primer though. Not sold on the bare metal top coat myself.

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SEP used to sell Craftmaster but then changed supplier.

I have used craftmaster paints on a few engines now and find it's fuel/oil proof and gives a good finish. Like any paint, it's going to need a little time to harden off and become fuel proof.

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Old 02-04-14, 08:06 PM   #5
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I painted my 6PB in Craftmasters paint and it all seems good, apart from around the carb where it has bubbled, I guess I didn't leave it to harden for long enough. I believe Craftamasters used to supply SEP and not their own brand, but have since changed to supplying their own brand of paint so I'm not sure on the quality of that in comparison to Craftmasters.


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Old 02-04-14, 08:20 PM   #6
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I wouldn't use either. There are much better paints out there which are considerably cheaper.
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Old 02-04-14, 08:31 PM   #7
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I have used craftmaster Lister green on several engines with very good results, one engine was painted 4 years ago and no sign of rust to date. But you do have to let it cure for a few weeks, the heat of the engine helps this process, so the tank will take longer to "go off".
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Never had a problem with paint lifting Myself. I use STOKES paint (about 8 per litre) and leave it for several weeks before putting fuel near it, plus I always paint the tank and carb first to give it a longer curing time. No 'weekend restorations' here....... Makes me smile at times, folk will spend 20+ on paint and then baulk at the cost of a mag rewind that will actually make the thing work!! Going back to the bunker now....

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Makes me smile at times, folk will spend 20+ on paint and then baulk at the cost of a mag rewind that will actually make the thing work!! Going back to the bunker now....

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Sounds like an example of what the northern comedian Mike Harding used to refer to as "Fur coat, and no knickers"!
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Thanks For the help
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