Smokebox high temp paints

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Re: Smokebox high temp paints

Post by Greg_Lewis » Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:25 am

I'll add that ordinary Rustoleum is good to 200°F. If your headlight, marker lights, or other attachments are getting hotter than that, something is wrong with the heat transfer in the boiler.
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Re: Smokebox high temp paints

Post by Chris Hollands » Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:55 am

Thanks for the reply's - I think for me and other newbies to painting smokeboxes I did not know actual smokebox temps so I was aiming probably to high in the paint temp scale when more standard high temp paints will do the job .

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Re: Smokebox high temp paints

Post by Chris Hollands » Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:28 pm

I did end up using Eastmans Hi Temp manifold paint "cast iron "which was recommenened by a few people .
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Re: Smokebox high temp paints

Post by NP317 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:08 pm

Looking good!
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