Textured paint for heater

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Textured paint for heater

Postby davecopp » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:46 am

Could anyone advise me where I could purchase the black textured paint used on the heater for my 1965 Minor please.
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Re: Textured paint for heater

Postby Owlsman » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:56 am

I don't know for definite because I have got the earlier type heater set-up but I suspect it's very similar to the 'wrinkle finish' paint of an MGB dashboard.

Here you go:- https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/paint-cra ... 1048a.html

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Re: Textured paint for heater

Postby Steve Phillips » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:12 pm

VHT make a wrinkle finish paint in an aerosol,

It works well if you do it as per the instructions, it's available from eBay and countless other online and physical suppliers,

The only thing I found is if you go to use the can again in months to come it's no use, it appears to loose it's wrinkles, oh and don't use it in the cold, it really doesn't like it.

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Re: Textured paint for heater

Postby davecopp » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:12 pm

Thank you both. Much appreciated.
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Re: Textured paint for heater

Postby Chief » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:19 am

I always figured it was rust making the paint textured :D

If you want it to look truly original then don't forget that the heater (I'm presuming you have the rectangular Smiths one since you say your car is '65) also has those white painted wave/arc patterns applied over the black.

Not sure how you'd easily recreate them, it's why I've never repainted my rusty heater. I always wondered if you could get a decal/rub on transfer made that mimiced them.

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Re: Textured paint for heater

Postby ManyMinors » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:17 am

The same heater was used in the Mini during the same period. Because of the demand from Mini owners, all these parts are available and Mini specialists will supply a lettering/transfer set to do this job.

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Re: Textured paint for heater

Postby davecopp » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:59 am

Thanks Many Minors.
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