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Triumph TR6 - Eastwood?
|I have a Manifold and down pipe that have an exhaust leak at the seal. I have pulled both, and while they are off thought I would try to refinish them. I saw an older thread that said Eastwood has a paint/finish that works well. Where can it be purchased in the U.S.? Pep Boys Auto Zone???|
|Here you go with a URL for Eastwood. I have not seen a similar product at "normal" parts stores. Eastwood is getting this as a commodity from someone and either repackaging it or having it packaged under their name. With appropriate digging, I could probably figure out a lower priced source, but with the qunatities involved, cannot help but feel that it is not worth the effort at an individual user basis. Maybe if you were running a restoration shop it would be worth while to dig.|
The stuff works, but like any other finish application it is only going to be as good as your surface prep work. Get that manifold clean, blast/wire brush/etch away the rust, then give it a good solvent wipedown and dry before applying the finish. It can be sprayed or brushed. I have done it both ways and find that I like using those cheapy foam brushes the best from an application standpoint.
|Bill--If you buy Eastwood's paint in the pint can, be advised that the label cautions that it has a 1 year shelf life after opening. This may make the aerosol variety more attractive. Also, apply multiple coats (I put on 6 or 7) to increase it's durability. A couple of thousand miles later, my exhaust manifold still looks as it did on day one.|
|Thanks Guys! Also, any reason not to use it in the down pipe also? It is less than a year old with little use (unfortunately)!!!|
I have a few cans of this stuff laying around and you can have it!!!! It only looks good for about a year and then the manifolds will begin to rust again and again. It is only a silicone based paint. I have used this on freshly blasted manifolds and it is really only a temporary fix. I highly recommend having your manifolds ceramic coated . There are many companies out there that offer an original cast iron type of color that is very good looking ans should last a long time. Steve
This thread was discussed between 23/09/2004 and 24/09/2004
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