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Re: vht engine paint
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2021, 02:21:58 PM »
Just a quick question please. Which in popular opinion is the closest match to original....SIMVHT31C or 31D?
They are so close, you can't tell the difference unless they are side by side and even then you have to look real hard. SIMVHT31C is no longer available.
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Re: vht engine paint
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2021, 03:01:31 PM »
Thanks, Julie. 31D it is.

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Re: vht engine paint
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2021, 04:49:05 PM »
I've managed to find 4 tins on ebay so all good but thanks for all the help. When i get five minutes not in the shed, I'll bob some build photos up on here so all can witness the struggle ;D
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Re: vht engine paint
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2021, 09:14:55 PM »
Will re-open this thread to not create another one

I'm searching for paint solution too (to paint my "new" refurbished valve cover). Did not find recommened Simonitz nearby, just in UK (shipping+customs duties+vat...), so was looking for something here.
Found this product https://www.vhtpaint.com/high-heat/vht-engine-enamel (Nu-Cast™ Aluminum color).
Does anybody by chance have experience with it please?

Manufacturer seems to be division of Dupli-Color, so probably equivalent to their product https://www.duplicolor.com/product/engine-enamel-with-ceramic/
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Re: vht engine paint
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2021, 10:26:08 AM »
Hi, I used VHT paint on my F1 and it has lasted well, I painted it in 2006/7.
The head, barrels etc were done separately and cooked in the oven, the crankcases were painted and were left to cure when the engine was run.



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Re: vht engine paint
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2021, 10:15:43 PM »
Thanks, as for the cooking what temp and time would you recommend?
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Re: vht engine paint
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2021, 09:15:50 AM »
It's all on the can, but don't mix up fahrenheit and centigrade, I did and ended up with yellow silver, which I had to redo.

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Re: vht engine paint
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2021, 10:26:56 AM »
Thanks, I have big label with plenty of waring/safety instructions (SK translations) stuck on the can that overlaps instructions, need to peel it off
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Re: vht engine paint
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2021, 09:33:15 AM »






Primer says nothing about baking

Engine Enamel bake for 1 hour at 200F (93C)

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Re: vht engine paint
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2021, 10:08:42 AM »
That paint is only good for engines up to 288c ( suitable for water cooled ) You need a paint that is rated over 350c for air cooled engines and, as Julie has pointed out SIMVHT31 D ;)

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Re: vht engine paint
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2021, 10:09:52 AM »
I already used it on valve cover...
Will let you know how it behaves over time
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Re: vht engine paint
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2021, 04:54:34 PM »
Good old SIMVHT31D. Every engine I do ends up painted with that. Just done the top end of my GS1000 with it, and I don't care if it's not an accurate Suzuki colour as it looks great. Plus, once it's been fired in the oven that stuff is almost indestructible.
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Re: vht engine paint
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2021, 10:01:48 PM »
If I could buy it here, I would use it too...  ::)
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Re: vht engine paint
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2021, 11:02:21 AM »
Amazing 90degc.

Simoniz VHT31D states 230deg C . I’ll have to put mine in the tandoor.

 

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