HTML can be fun! Hey, meds, too, eh?!
Aluminum treatment? Lots of paint thinner, elbow grease, brake cleaner and . . . my secret . . .
keep it off your skin (!!!)
. . . Permatex Gasket Remover. This stuff REALLY
cleans cast aluminum and it's pretty cheap too.
(Then coat it with clear acrylic.) Beware though, this stuff is HOT when you get it on yourself
(hottest stuff I've ever worked with), but awesome for Offenhauser or Edelbrock manifolds,
makes 'em look new again! Works on Isuzu 2.6 manifolds, too! It took the paint off my newly
cleaned/serviced injectors (www.mrinjector.us
) so they don't look as good
as they did a few weeks before, but you take the good with the bad, eh?
I really appreciate Rustoleum enamel. I did use Hi-Temp (VHT) for the block, 2 coats (2 cans) of color
over 1 coat of high temp primer, but half of the bolt-on items got the Rustoleum treatment,
2 coats (over 1 coat of primer) and they're fully covered and looking good.
The other half of bolt-ons received primer and 3+ coats of Krylon and were still not totally yellow,
many areas were a greenish yellow in its attempt to cover the primer. I had to go 4 coats with the Krylon
to get the yellow to be uniform. Krylon was a buck a can cheaper - false economy.
Fun thread! Thanks for the volley!