Cylinder head paint

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#1 Cylinder head paint

Post by peters3103 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:13 pm

Hi
I’m wanting to buy a suitable quantity of pumpkin coloured paint for my cylinder head. Any suggestions of where to obtain?
I note SCP have 473ml can available but at £167 plus postage to Australia I’ll keep looking.

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Pete
November 61 flat floor FHC 885175

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#2 Re: Cylinder head paint

Post by Mich7920 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:36 am

Hi Peter,

I used OMP high temp. The gold color is perfect for the cylinder head.
Hope you have it in Australia

Mich
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#3 Re: Cylinder head paint

Post by 1954Etype » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:59 am

Ah Monsieur Mich, he is not looking for Gold - he wants Pumpkin (unless Pumpkin is the same for Gold in French) :bigrin:
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#4 Re: Cylinder head paint

Post by Mich7920 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:10 am

Ok Ok Angus, I make a mistake. Read the message too fast and didn't see 61 FF.
Don't you work on my car today ??? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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#5 Re: Cylinder head paint

Post by peters3103 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:58 am

I note SNGB have a pumpkin engine enamel aerosol listed but it comes up as a can for brushing @ £127.56 :wow: whereas the other colours are actually pictured in aerosol cans @ £23.87. Anyone used this and if so is the colour a good match?

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#6 Re: Cylinder head paint

Post by MarkRado » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:22 am

I had to paint the head twice - special heat resistant paint flaked off despite having followed the instructions. :banghead:
The second time I used 2pack etch primer (after having had sodablasted the head - again) and standard automotive paint (which I brushed on). You should be able to find the colour code in the factory fit section.
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#7 Re: Cylinder head paint

Post by rfs1957 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:08 pm

I want to copy Monsieur Mich and use cheapo OMP gold-paint !

Is that OK for a May 1962 car ? Trouble is, the engine is R1995-9 which is October 1961.

Angus will treat us with more respect, Mich, after next Sunday night ................
Rory
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(plus bevel and belt single-cylinder Ducatis)

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