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    Tom. I found this very old can of Hot Fuel Proof Dope. It is clear. I was wondering if I could paint a carburetor body with high heat paint then put this over it to protect from gasoline?
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    You can try, Chris!

    I had failures with Aerogloss and some other model paints.
    Sorry I forgot who tipped me off to https://sigmfg.com/IndexCatalog0809.html, but it has survived my immersion tests, and my choice for semi-gloss black. (Sadly, they do not offer Olive Drab. I already have a fuel-proof "aluminum".)

    It could be more durable in other ways.
    And I find I cannot apply it in bad weather.

    I hate paint.

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    Beautiful can, Chris!

    Is it yours, or an internet image 'snag'?

    ....Cotten
    PS: "Hobby Models" was a successfull Peoria craft shop, and even pioneered local television promotions.
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    I simply stopped at a model Shop that had been in business since 1946 and asked for it. He said he only had one can of clear left and no other colors. So I snagged it.
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    I remember using that stuff on my balsa planes... I had no idea that it isn't available anymore. I guess I am showing my age a bit.
    Jim

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    The rumor I heard, Jim,..

    Its the balsa that's been disappearing,.. into windmills.

    Just a rumor, but it made me stock up on (ugh) paint before the craft industries that depend upon balsa suffer.

    ...Cotten
    PS: It wasn't on the internet. So I believe it.

    PPS: I would have snagged it in a heartbeat, too, Chris!
    But only if it were at Midwest pricing...
    You know how farmers are.
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    Is SIG jet black the right product?

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry View Post
    Is SIG jet black the right product?
    Its what I have been using, Larry!

    That doesn't mean there isn't something better out there.

    Or that ever-changing fuels may eat it someday.

    Applying it is a learning curve I still haven't mastered.

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    Thanks, I'll try it.

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