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JohnBoyle

Radiator paint.suggestions welcome

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I'm sprucing up my '14 Bearcat replica before the driving season. I'd like to paint the black radiator area...an antique car specialist told me regular paint is fine if it's not put on too thick.

I'm told that NAPA used to carry a special paint but no longer does so.

Any specialist products out there?

Should it be flat or satin?

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Don't use regular paint, as mentioned, cooling from the radiator is dependent on heat transfer from the metal, which is compromised if a barrier is placed between the metal and the air.

I've used the Eastwood paint with success, it doesn't seem to hinder cooling. Use a very thin coating, just enough to add the color, don't keep adding coats. It's a very thin paint to begin with, I believe that's one reason it's for radiators.

In the old days, radiator paint could bought at any parts store, it was a thicker substance, then it was thinned with gasoline for spraying.....a procedure that I'm sure would have people gasping in astonishment now...

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