Cylinder Head Cover Paint
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Molto Verboso
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:47 am quote
I know there is a thread in here regarding cylinder head cover paint, but I can't find it. On a steel cylinder head cover, what is the better choice, gloss black or flat black? I can't remember which it is. The original on the GS160 is wrinkle finish black, but I have no way of buying it. I'm guessing flat black is closest to that.
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:02 am quote
it might be more of satin finish, not gloss and not flat.
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:13 pm quote
Thanks.
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:37 pm quote
Rustoleum has wrinkle finish. Have you looked in Home Pro?
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:45 pm quote
if you can get the wrinkle do it. Read the directions and put it it the oven that is the magic. It might smell for a minute, put some aluminum foil below for peace of mind.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:18 pm quote
waspmike wrote:
Rustoleum has wrinkle finish. Have you looked in Home Pro?
I tried Home Pro. They actually have Restoleum wrinkle finish in stock, but it's not high heat. It's for outdoor furniture. The high heat version is in their chart, but they aren't willing to order it. Unfortunately, I can't order anything from overseas because aerosols are banned through the post.
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:31 pm quote
Iíve used VHT (Very High Temp) wrinkle finish paint before on some automotive items before. It seemed to work fine. I still have half the can left. I donít know if itís available where youíre at though.

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Molto Verboso
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:25 pm quote
whodatschrome wrote:
Iíve used VHT (Very High Temp) wrinkle finish paint before on some automotive items before. It seemed to work fine. I still have half the van left. I donít know if itís available where youíre at though.
I'm in Thailand. Where are you located? I think there must be an auto parts store somewhere here that has it; I just need to look around more.

Stupidly, I never considered Lazada until my wife suggested it. It's now on the way. Sometimes convenience is right under one's nose without realizing it.
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:54 pm quote
nomadinsiam wrote:
whodatschrome wrote:
Iíve used VHT (Very High Temp) wrinkle finish paint before on some automotive items before. It seemed to work fine. I still have half the van left. I donít know if itís available where youíre at though.
I'm in Thailand. Where are you located?
I bought the paint at my local auto parts store, right here in the good ol' US of A.
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:21 pm quote
whodatschrome wrote:
nomadinsiam wrote:
whodatschrome wrote:
Iíve used VHT (Very High Temp) wrinkle finish paint before on some automotive items before. It seemed to work fine. I still have half the van left. I donít know if itís available where youíre at though.
I'm in Thailand. Where are you located?
I bought the paint at my local auto parts store, right here in the good ol' US of A.
That would be a long flight for a can of paint😀.

Thanks for the photo. I found it here.
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:51 pm quote
nomadinsiam wrote:
whodatschrome wrote:
nomadinsiam wrote:
whodatschrome wrote:
Iíve used VHT (Very High Temp) wrinkle finish paint before on some automotive items before. It seemed to work fine. I still have half the van left. I donít know if itís available where youíre at though.
I'm in Thailand. Where are you located?
I bought the paint at my local auto parts store, right here in the good ol' US of A.
That would be a long flight for a can of paint😀.

...long flight on an aeroplane indeed. Fitting that it's called aerosol huh?
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:06 pm quote
nomadinsiam wrote:
I'm in Thailand. Where are you located?
Bangkok. Presently Bang Na.

Have you pencilled in the 2020 Vespa rally in Bali?
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:58 pm quote
waspmike wrote:
nomadinsiam wrote:
I'm in Thailand. Where are you located?
Bangkok. Presently Bang Na.

Have you pencilled in the 2020 Vespa rally in Bali?
No, I haven't got time for a TM30.😂
Last week I paid 800 baht at immigration for that stupidity.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:08 am quote
I'm camping at my Sister-in-law's house and my wife does the admin documents at Udom Suk police station.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:33 am quote
waspmike wrote:
I'm camping at my Sister-in-law's house and my wife does the admin documents at Udom Suk police station.
F****ing ridiculous, isn't it?

Anyway, back on topic. I'm happy that I've been able to locate some wrinkle paint here. Thanks all for the comments.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:43 pm quote
whodatschrome wrote:
Iíve used VHT (Very High Temp) wrinkle finish paint before on some automotive items before. It seemed to work fine. I still have half the can left. I donít know if itís available where youíre at though.
I used this stuff with a very good result. I just wish my head was smaller so I could put it on and play knight and have a joust.

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Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:08 pm quote
Looks awesome! Love wrinkle coat!
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:35 pm quote
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I just wish my head was smaller so I could put it on and play knight and have joust.
"Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"

Edit: Actually looks more like the Black Knight.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:41 pm quote
waspmike wrote:
nomadinsiam wrote:
I just wish my head was smaller so I could put it on and play knight and have joust.
"Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"

Edit: Actually looks more like the Black Knight.
Ha! Python.
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