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 Post subject: Radiator
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:50 pm 
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Can anyone recommend a good way to restor my RZ500 radiator? I've stripped and cleaned it up, but once all the old paint that has flaked off is brushed off, it needs either shot blasting or something to get it in a position where I can re spray it with some heat resistant enamel paint.

Not sure shot blasting is th right thing to do, in case I damage the radiator.

Any advice?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/phvdb75iemjsx ... .jpeg?dl=0

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 Post subject: Re: Radiator
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:58 pm 
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I just cleaned mine thoroughly and wire brushed bad spots and used a good quality paint like POR 15 and has stayed on well. Take a pick and open all the rock damaged fins before painting.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:50 am 
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Did my radiator with this:

http://www.eastwood.com/ew-radiator-black-12oz-satin-finish.html

Looks great with the proper finish. Expecting this paint will allow the radiator to transfer heat more effectively than normal 'hi-heat' paint products. Can't verify how it will looks after a couple thousand miles, yet...


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:59 pm 
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Thanks very much. I'll try your advice.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiator
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:08 pm 
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Thanks for all the advice folks. Thought I would share what the finished article came out like:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pfncf204t491e ... .jpeg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dwugxx8t3r7lv ... .jpeg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nh0fnfx2nvcij ... .jpeg?dl=0

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Fine job. Looks perfect :smt023

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