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 Post subject: paining coolant reservoir
Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:07 pm 
Oompa Loompa
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want to paint my coolant reservoir and the tank that holds the water for the wipers black and wanted to know whats good non flammable paint to use on it and what else id need to do it properly.thanks :D
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 Post subject: Re: paining coolant reservoir
Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:15 pm 
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Clean the plastic with wax and grease remover, use a plastic primer, and coat with your choice of high temp paint colour.
The header tank will only ever get to 90-110 in normal conditions, I think most paints will hold up to that, so you could probably get away with using any old paint. But use a good primer no matter what.

 

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 Post subject: Re: paining coolant reservoir
Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:18 pm 
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sweet as! thanks heaps man (:
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 Post subject: Re: paining coolant reservoir
Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:33 pm 
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also will i need to sand it?
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Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:08 pm 
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It wouldn't hurt to. I did the same to my old VL one and it lasted for over 8 years.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:03 pm 
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VHT is the best stuff for heat. Cheap enough and can get it anywhere.
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