Carburetor body painting

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kehughes
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Carburetor body painting

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Post by kehughes » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:34 pm

What paint do you guys suggest for the black paint on the Linkert bodies? Ive heard some people heating the body up a little before and after painting??? Any other tips, pointers, or suggestions would also be appreciated.



Cotten- do you have a link for a description on your bowl floats?



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Re: Carburetor body painting

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Post by 1950Panhead » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:37 pm

I used semi gloss black from a spray can.
Palmer, page 252 has taping tips.
Has to be clean, no heat required if 70 or above.
Jerry

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Re: Carburetor body painting

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Post by Cotten » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:36 pm

Keith!

For black bodies, I use rattlecan VHT epoxy.
Although it is not absolutely fuel-proof, it it readily available from many sources for future touch-ups.

And sorry, I have no site of my own.
My floats are black round things, machined instead of molded. Please post me direct at liberty@npoint.net for specifics.

I appreciate your interest,

....Cotten

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Re: Carburetor body painting

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Post by kehughes » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:56 pm

Thanks for the replies.

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