Originally Posted by Solent Bombard
Started today repainting my gearbox lower after it's rebuild so got the self etching primer on and going to give that some time to cure properly.
Then got some lovely phantom black to cover it and hopefully make it all shiny.
But have just read the quicksilver paint instructions and it says to apply the quicksilver clear coat 30 mins after the colour coat.
So my question is should I clear coat the gearbox paint or is it just meant to have the colour coat.
As I would of thought the clear coat is for more like cowling painting and not for the bottom end
Just painting a merc engine again today ,
I never clear coat any thin to be honest,, plenty of paint works for me,, if applied correctly it will be fine ,,,
Not sure what etch you are using but zinc chromate (Ali etch) should be over coated once dry , ie 30 mins max to gain the correct adhesion /migration to primers