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Heat resistant paint for fins on a 1973 Commando Roadster

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Winberry61, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. cliffa

    cliffa

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    Are you sure that's not fuel staining from the tickler priming? A lot of the paint strippers are worthless these days as a result of the (other) Green meanies. Acetone will remove a lot of paints and stains, but evaporates very quickly so more work is involved in it's use.

    Cheers,

    cliffa.
     
  2. alan hodge

    alan hodge VIP MEMBER

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    rustoleum gloss black has worked for me quite well on a number o bikes
     
  3. jbruney

    jbruney

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    Brake kleen gets the tickler potty off the cases, but keep it away from your paint & avoid the green can eco friendly trash.
    Remember a Norton is there to help polar bears dump that nasty white fur & live in healthier warmer climes. Do your part to help the critters.
     
  4. Dommie Nator

    Dommie Nator VIP MEMBER

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    I used this on head and cranckcase, it's still on after a 1000 miles.
     
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  5. gtiller

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    Würth saBesto High Temp Spray Paint in Aluminium Colour is what they painted MK3s with in the factory.

    It's good stuff - looks good 40 years on and sticks like shit to a blanket.
    It fools a lot if people into believing it isn't painted at all.

    https://www.wurth.ca/media/en/documents/catalogue/sections/paint.pdf

    It is item 892.140027 at the bottom of page 5
     
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  6. wavey_davey

    wavey_davey

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    Stotfold Engineering do an excellent general bike restoration blog, I discovered it a few weeks back, and remembered he'd done a very comprehensive VHT paint test, including resistance to wd40 and petrol, two solvents likely to be encountered on a set of barrels etc?

    Here's the link, the table at the bottom gives a good summary. I have used PJ1 in the past (which did well in the test) and been happy. Local DIY store barbecue paint doesn't last well on my Laverda's 3:1 but I'm happy to just give it a quick spray at the start of the riding season.

    http://www.stotfoldengineers.co.uk/...1/15/testing-heat-resistance-paint-finishing/
     
  7. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

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    That’s a great find / tip.

    My head was factory painted but I really had to look hard and close to believe it actually was!

    Any recommendations for a source for this in U.K.?
     
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  8. fiatfan

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    Yes I think it´s fuel stains from the carbs, maybe I wasn´t clear on that. That´s one of the reasons I´d like a fresh paint on the crankcases.
     
  9. fiatfan

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    Great tip, I´ll contact them next week and also ask if they have something to remove the existing paint with. There´s a flat black there as well, maybe for the cyl barrel.....
     

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