Directly after painting your rocker cover, bake it in the oven at about 190
degrees for half an hour. Same basic principal as a baked-on auto finish.
Hardens the finish by making it cure faster. A couple of heat lamp will do the
same thing. Also, if you even do "wrinkle finish", this really makes for a more
complete "wrinkle" pattern.
Ulix Goettsch wrote:
> Eastwood seels a product made for this, it's called Nyalic. It can stand
> a lot of heat, but it says that it is not fuel (and maybe oil?) resistant.
> I have used it on my Fiat aluminum head, cam box, etc, and so far it looks
> On Tue, 8 Jun 1999, Ric Otte wrote:
> > Much of the paint on my valve cover had come off, and so I finally sanded
> > it down. I then decided I liked the bare metal look, and so I painted it
> > with clear spray lacquer. This didn't work, and that stuff is flaking off
> > pretty quickly (I should have expected it; it was made for wood ....). But
> > I still like the look, and was wondering if there is some clear paint that
> > can take the heat.
> > If I give up on the bare metal look, do I need to use an engine paint, or
> > will any of the spray paints at the hardware store do the job.
> > Thanks,
> > Ric Otte
> > HAN6 sprite
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