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Old 07-06-2022, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by lr172 View Post
Yes, it can flake off and create havoc in the rocker box. I don't understand the point of this. I remember these being aluminum. What type of corrosion do you expect here that wouldn't also destroy the rest of the aluminum parts, like pistons and engine block. Even if they are steel, why would they corrode any more than the steel pushrod or any of the other steel parts in the engine?
I think he's talking about control pushrods, not engine pushrods.
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Old 07-06-2022, 09:30 AM
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I primed my project with 2 part epoxy Azko Nobel. I just mixed some up, plugged one end of my pushrod tube, dumped primer in, sloshed, drained excess......
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Old 07-06-2022, 09:49 AM
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I painted my roll bar (on the RV-3, it's a home-made thing) with that 2-part Eastwood spray can paint.

It's easy to mix and works as advertised. The spray head is the best I've used yet. The paint goes on smoothly. It looks fine. It's not cheap.

It does not seem nearly as durable as Stewart's EkoPoxy primer, though. Touch-up paint is only by buying another can.

If you have a small number of pieces that won't be subject to wear or abuse, it's worth trying. Otherwise choose another paint.

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Old 07-06-2022, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Mel View Post
I think he's talking about control pushrods, not engine pushrods.
Thanks. Must have skimmed too quickly.
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