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    "High Heat" paint for cylinders?

    Got two cylinders back from Millenium today. They's purrrrrrty. But they are free of any exterior color. Do I just shoot them with "high heat" black paint, the kind for outdoor grills?
    (After masking off, of course)
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    Quote Originally Posted by toyterrific View Post
    Got two cylinders back from Millenium today. They's purrrrrrty. But they are free of any exterior color. Do I just shoot them with "high heat" black paint, the kind for outdoor grills?
    (After masking off, of course)
    Thanks.
    I use automotive engine paint

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    As WFO says, high heat automotive engine paint works best. Be sure to prep it by washing it down with brake cleaner, then scrub it with a scotch brite pad. Wash first, scrub while wet, then wash again. Try not to do heavy coats. Two light coats should be all you need. The thicker it is, the more likely it will peel. I like to use aluminum silver when I can as this shows any leaks better than black but your call on the color. Satin or semi gloss also looks better than high gloss and stays looking good longer. Good luck

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    at my machine shop after we machine and rebuild aluminum cylinder heads we use "Aluma-blast" paint. It makes the cylinder heads look brand new. For Cast iron cylinder heads and blocks we use "Cast Blast". Both paints are excellent and withstand alot of engine heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    I use automotive engine paint
    +1 they sell it at walmart in cans i have used it on car engines and it holds up well i do several light coats but i agree with painting it silver it looks good.

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    I have been using a engine paint, not sure of the type, can look tonight. But you bake it in the oven at 300 deg for 2 hours after and it comes out very durable. Not as good as powder coating but harder than regular enamel.

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    I have not found any of this stuff to work well, or last for any length of time. I have started using a two-part epoxy primer, I get from the automotive paint store it is bullet proof. I have them color it black and it looks great, I am going to have a silver mixed up next.

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