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    Hi guys,

    Looking for some advice.

    My car (E24 – 635 CSi) is having an inspection II after being sat under a car porch for the last four years.

    While she is being worked on, as my mechanic removes a part i take it home and spray the parts with high temperature paint.

    My first attempts with matt black where o.k. but I was not happy, especially after i sprayed other components with a cheaper high temperature paint that left a powdery residue which transferred itself onto the newly sprayed matt black parts.

    I have since re-sprayed with a gun-metal grey which I am much happier with.

    My question is after the hi-temp paint has cured(24 hours) can I then apply a clear lacquer for protection?


    Before Cleaning – Sump just taken off car.



    Sump after cleaning


    Sump – After 1st attempt – 4 coats of hi-temp. paint



    Sump – After gun metal grey. NOT A HAPPY BUNNY


    Rocker cover – Nicely painted black before ugly finger marks.



    Sump - After


    AFM - Finished


    Air filter cover - Finshed


    Rocker panel - complete



    I guess the parts that are not subjected to heat will be o.k with the laquer. Will the parts that get hot disclour /melt to top coat of laquer?


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    Whenever I do brake caipler and hub restoration I always lacquer afterwards and have never had any problems and they get pretty hot, I would of thought you will be fine from looking at the parts you are going to paint it may be a different matter if they was sitting next to a turbo etc.

    These paints can with stand temps of 800c and actually only cure when they get up tu 250c, there lacquers withstand temps of 300c.

    http://www.ukpaints.co.uk/autok_special.php

    Halfrauds do high temp paints as well for calipers but not sure how good they are?
     
     

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    Just a note on the Halfords high temp paints, the ones in the tin you apply with a brush are quite difficult to work with. The paint seems to cure quite quickly so is really difficult to get a good smooth finish even if you are using a decent brush.

    You can thin it down with celulose thinners and put it through a paint gun if you have the equipment and this would be the approach I'd reccomend.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by binman View Post
    Just a note on the Halfords high temp paints, the ones in the tin you apply with a brush are quite difficult to work with. The paint seems to cure quite quickly so is really difficult to get a good smooth finish even if you are using a decent brush.

    You can thin it down with celulose thinners and put it through a paint gun if you have the equipment and this would be the approach I'd reccomend.
    Yeah I always use the sprays leave a much better finish

    There are higher temp lacquers out there Hycote goes up to 450c...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfection Detailing View Post
    Yeah I always use the sprays leave a much better finish

    There are higher temp lacquers out there Hycote goes up to 450c...

    Absolutely

    Have a look around for some of the Hycote stuff - I've used them before and have left me with a brill finish (not bad for an amateur lol)



    I bought mine on eBay for £5.70 including P&P - which was the best price I could find at the time

    Hope that helps m8.

     
     

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