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> S/s radiator support - paint or not?
JeremyG
post 14th May 2023 13:12
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Iíve got a lovely new stainless steel radiator support for my 146.

Question is - should I paint it (black) before fitting it???

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post 17th May 2023 18:59
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QUOTE(JeremyG @ 14th May 2023 13:12) *
Iíve got a lovely new stainless steel radiator support for my 146.

Question is - should I paint it (black) before fitting it???


I would say no. I wish I'd changed mine for a stainless steel one, but decided instead to wire brush and paint with POR15, but the rust is coming through again.
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dante giacosa
post 17th May 2023 19:32
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QUOTE(VROOM @ 17th May 2023 18:59) *
I would say no. I wish I'd changed mine for a stainless steel one, but decided instead to wire brush and paint with POR15, but the rust is coming through again.


I am totally with you, Vroom

having seen a picture of Jeremy's radiator support; it looks pretty amazing left bare! And they are quite cheap...
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JeremyG
post 17th May 2023 21:02
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In the end, I did paint it black - to match the rest of the car.

A few months ago I replaced the radiator support on my GT without painting it - and slightly regretted it.
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