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JFairman JFairman is offline
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The oil drip tank steel parts will be protected from rust and look best spray painted satin black with engine enamel rated up to at least 500 degrees.
Wire brushing it was a bad idea in all respects but you did it already. it was probably powder coated before.

For new paint to stick clean it with laquer thinner or acetone and hand sand the entire thing with 220 or 320 sand paper. 320 will wear out real fast and 220 will last longer, and for that part will do a better job of leaving a smooth scuffed finish for the paint to stick to.
Let the tank get warm but not hot in the sun and then the first coat of paint should be real light so the paint doesn't fisheye. After it has flashed off for around 5 minutes spray on at least two wet coats to protect it and make it look nice.
Old 02-13-2017, 06:05 AM
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