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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


    May 26, 2013
    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.


  2. alan hodge

    alan hodge

    Oct 10, 2017
    rustoleum gloss black has worked for me quite well on a number o bikes
  3. jbruney


    Jan 5, 2019
    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

    Apr 2, 2013
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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

    gtiller VIP MEMBER

    Nov 5, 2012
    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.


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


    Aug 20, 2014
    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.

  7. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

    Oct 4, 2013
    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

    fiatfan VIP MEMBER

    Aug 9, 2015
    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

    fiatfan VIP MEMBER

    Aug 9, 2015
    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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