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    what paint to use on a gear box casing

    What paint should I use to paint a gear box casing and what color should I do it

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    Silver is a good choice, can't imagine any other colour apart from maybe black.

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    You getting it powder coated?

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    no I was going to paint it while I have the oportunity

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    Think people just use high temp sort of paint, begins with a M i think.

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    I've used high temp enamel in the past, and it was fine - any car place will sort you out with some.

    And silver would be my colour of choice - it's nice and bright and will show up any leaks dribbles etc, plus it'll be easier to keep clean.

    Just give it a damn good degreasing before you start, using plenty of meths or paraffin and a brush to get in all the nooks and crannies

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    Not paraffin Geoff as it's oil based and leaves a residue behind when it evaporates.

    Best thing is CarbonTetraChloride, available from chemists and commonly known as dry cleaning fluid. Gets you well high I can tell you
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    Whoops, the failing memories of a job from 20 years ago - paraffin first, to get the best off, and then meths (or naphta - my personal favourite )

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    would you not be able to use gunk? or does that leave a residue?

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    You ever notice the looks the chemist gives you when you ask for a bottle of meths, I even had to say to them one day that I wasn't drinking it as it's more expensive than beer. I must have a trampy looking face
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