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« on: July 14, 2012, 10:13:29 AM »

It looks like my radiator probably needs a core. Normally they come back are look like they are dipped in something nasty!  Any special paint others have used or just plan on using the same on the radiator as what will be the same gloss under the hood?
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 10:53:16 AM »

 I used the high heat gloss paint by Rust-Oleum with good success.

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 01:52:47 PM »

EASTWOOD Radiator Black.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012, 11:07:14 PM »

Is the factory black more like a gloss black, a satin black, or a flat black?
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 02:57:26 AM »

Gloss.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2012, 06:08:00 AM »

Eastwood's radiator black is not extraordinary, iIt's just aerosol enamel. They word their descriptions cleverly for marketing purposes, and the price reflects it. Their company may provide convenience to the less infomed hobbiest, but they offer nothing that can't be purchased at a jobber, or sometimes a hardware store. I've been painting radiators for years with enamel or urethane which have hardeners. One coat shot over a light coat of epoxy. SEM has aerosol gloss black too, it's a professional product, covers well and dries quickly. SEM is a major supplier to the autobody industry. I  don't use aerosols much but if people have success with Rustoleum that is another option. Low quality aerosols offer poor coverage. Aerosols are high in solvent content, and in general don't cover well. Cheap ones cover even worse.
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2012, 02:24:54 PM »

I used VHT engine enamel which is an aerosol.. No problems at all...
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2012, 07:21:48 PM »

I used VHT engine enamel which is an aerosol.. No problems at all...

That's one of my points. And it was not $15 per can like Eastwood's magic radiator paint.
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