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What is the best paint to use for fans and pulleys. Do they make a spray paint in the can, or is it better to get special paint made and put in a can or spray it out of a spray gun. Thanks
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The better of the two would be using a gun and adding a hardner to the paint to make it durable. Some get great results with rattle can paint though. Although not correct but even more durable and the easiest is have them powder coated.
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This one is quite common and I have used it numerous times with great results.



https://www.semproducts.com/products...sh/trim-paints
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Eastwood under hood black fir most stuff works. Aircleaner and PS pump I went more shiny.
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This one is quite common and I have used it numerous times with great results.



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One of my pulleys I sprayed with SEM Trim black. Everything I used it on has held up quite well.

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Lots of guys use Rustolium 7777 in a rattle can, for the satin parts.
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I am normally not a fan of rattle can paints. However, years ago I tried using Duplicolor Engine paint on a few items. Says it can withstand temps to 500 degrees. I don't know if it REALLY has ceramic in it, but I really don't care. After getting the surface really clean and wiping down with acetone, spray the part with two thin coats. Let it dry and then bake it at 450 to 500 degrees for an hour. It bakes on so hard it is almost like powder coating. I have been doing this for about 20 years and it is amazing how durable that surface is.

They make several gloss levels of black, so it works great for pulleys and such. Even did a pair of dull looking aluminum valve covers (didn't want to spring for the shipping and $$$ to have them reskinned) and they held up very well.

You WILL stink up the house for a while. Or, if mommy won't let you put them in her new gigantor 909 SS oven, you can always fire up the barbecue and do it outdoors. I can tell you, the surface is not nearly as durable when not cooked.
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FWIW, I sprayed mine with an HVLP gun. I didn't use the spray can although having the spray can is nice for touch ups on the frame if I needed them which I haven't yet. I painted my bottom side floor pan and subframe with SEM Trim black also.

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I am normally not a fan of rattle can paints. However, years ago I tried using Duplicolor Engine paint on a few items. Says it can withstand temps to 500 degrees. I don't know if it REALLY has ceramic in it, but I really don't care. After getting the surface really clean and wiping down with acetone, spray the part with two thin coats. Let it dry and then bake it at 450 to 500 degrees for an hour. It bakes on so hard it is almost like powder coating. I have been doing this for about 20 years and it is amazing how durable that surface is.

They make several gloss levels of black, so it works great for pulleys and such. Even did a pair of dull looking aluminum valve covers (didn't want to spring for the shipping and $$$ to have them reskinned) and they held up very well.

You WILL stink up the house for a while. Or, if mommy won't let you put them in her new gigantor 909 SS oven, you can always fire up the barbecue and do it outdoors. I can tell you, the surface is not nearly as durable when not cooked.

Strange, on Pontiac heads, Duplicolor always burns off. I used OEM brand, it’s been on for 20 years and still looks nice.
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