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Re: Yellow Paint!

To: Dan DiBiase <>,
Subject: Re: Yellow Paint!
From: Barney Gaylord <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 18:37:47 -0500
At 09:20 AM 9/20/01 -0700, Dan DiBiase wrote:
>.... 18GB engine .... fan and pulley .... original yellow paint .... 
>wondering what others have used to respray these - just any sort of glossy 

It's "School Bus Yellow", available in spray cans at many auto parts or 
hardware stores.  It is commonly available in the Rustoleum brand, but that 
stuff takes forever to dry, and it probably won't cover completely in one 
coat without sags and runs.  However, I have had very good results by 
baking it, after which it holds up quite well to the onslought of high 
speed dirt and bugs impinging on the leading edges of the blades.  In any 
case, use enamel, not lacquer.

Clean the part as well as possible.  Patience and effort will pay off 
here.  Spray the first coat VERY THIN to avoid runs, and allow to air dry 
at least several minutes.  Then spray on a second coat just a little 
heavier, but still don't expect it to cover completely yet.  Don't rush 
it.  Avoid runs.  Allow to dry for several minutes.  Bake at 250dF for 30 
minutes minimum.  Allow to cool to room temperature.  Spray on another coat 
of paint, dry for several minutes, bake as noted, and repeat for a few more 
coats.  For me a good baked on enamel paint seems to hold up about as well 
as powder coating.

Barney Gaylord
1958 MGA with an attitude

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