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Old 23-09-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Painting engine tins?

I'm getting ready to fit new engine tins and wondered if the new ones (Heritage) will be suitable for spray painting
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Answer is yes they "Should" be fine as long as you use high temp
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The new tinware is crap. German original stuff will be better quality and will give engine temps lower than running the new tinware.

But yes, it should be possible to paint it. If I were you I'd try to get a set of good condition german tinware powdercoated (or painted if on a budget)
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The new tinware is crap.
He ain't kidding - just put a pair of new cylinder tins on and there's a quarter inch gap between new tin and shroud.

Make sure you degrease tins before spraying.
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He ain't kidding - just put a pair of new cylinder tins on and there's a quarter inch gap between new tin and shroud.

Maybe thats what these are for Fanshroud Spacers

Fills the gap between the head tin and aftermarket fanshrouds. Especially useful on stroker engines. Manufactured by Bugpack.
Fanshroud spacer kit, Bugpack
[AC1194552] 12.50 (from SSP)
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sorry to but in,but has any one used the black paint you can get for
BBQ / Wood burning stoves etc...? You dont need a primer just spray it on
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i just used hammerite on my og tins 8hrs solid later no signs of flaking
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get some og stuff and have it blasted and powdercoated
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i just used hammerite on my og tins 8hrs solid later no signs of flaking
Same here,works well
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get some og stuff and have it blasted and powdercoated
How can you tell if it's original ?
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