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What paint should I use on a Master Brake Cylinder?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JK5, Nov 25, 2002.

  1. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I've tried many different kinds of paint on my MC.......
    Brake fuild eats the paint rite off....Any suggestions?
    Has anyone had a MC powered-coated?

    I've tried:
    lacquer
    acrylic & synthetic & high temp enamel
    POR 15
    urathane (this held-up the Best so far)
     
  2. K05Aggie

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    It's cast aluminum, right? You don't need any paint. Scuffing the surface with sandpaper may help the paint to stick. I probably haven't told you anything you don't know. I've never heard of anyone powder-coating a MC, but there's no reason it wouldn't work.
     
  3. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    No its cast steel......aluminum....I wish......
    It would be cool to have a POLISHED MC!! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    I can get the paint to stick good.....its a brake fluid thing...eating.....and stripping the paint...
     
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    haha...

    You guy's can see your MC's... mine's burried under mud....

    I though you guy's used your rigs?

    I tried painting the MC before I bled the brakes....
    Made a mess.... I gave up...
    I'd use engine enamel.... works the best.. but will eventually be eaten off by Brake Fluid... /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    I used engine enamel on mine. Just sprayed some on a plate and brushed it on. Looks okay.
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Mud.....whats that STUFF....he....he....
    I wash mine off......easier maintenance.....easier to find leaks... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Yah.....thats basically what I'm doing.... /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    I guess I'm looking for a miracle paint.... /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    chrome it!
     

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