From:Doug Miller
Subject:RE: RE: engine paint recommendation Date:Sat Jan 3 16:09:29 2015
Response to:20119
Mike, I have no firm opinion on paint, I chose to mot paint my cylinder. On the finish of the case I suggest "Mothers" cleaner, NOT FOR ALUMINUM. It will slightly etch the cases so they don't shine like they didn't shine when they came from the factory.

Thank you for the reply to my email. VHT aluminum satin was my choice also. I appreciate the confirmation on it being closest to original.

Hello, is there a preferred paint for the engine cylinder? I have a 1955 Model 165. I've cleaned it thoroughly and now need to repaint the cylinder. I've looked at VHT satin and gloss aluminum paint and also the VHT flame proof that seems to only come in flat. Thank you. Mike//