The Vent Doors & hinges are stainless steel, but the Vent Inlets & Vent Sides are Aluminium so need priming.
But of course these components will get quite hot, so I decided to prime with Acid Etch and then choose a Heat Resistant paint. I’m not sure if this is necessary or not, since I don’t know how hot these components will actually get??
I used Promatic High Temperature paint, good for 800ºC apparently … so should easily exceed requirements, but I guess we’ll see???
I also painted the Muffler Brackets with silver Promatic High Temperature paint as well.
If I fit the Vetterman Exhaust I’m pretty sure these won’t be required … but I fitted them anyway just in case.
Actually assembling the Sides and Inlet is easy using pop rivets … once you have worked out the orientation. I stupidly worked it all out, and then when assembling the second unit managed to put in a rivet with the first side back to front!
The rivets specified for the VENT-00001F Vent Arms and hinges are MS20427F3-3.5’s, which are stainless steel, and took a bit of squeezing to set!
All the remaining parts for this section are now primed/painted ready for assembly.
I painted the Battery Box in black 2K acrylic enamel.