[T3] Fan Housing

Dave Hall dave at hallvw.clara.co.uk
Sun Sep 25 16:24:10 PDT 2016

Would you need to treat it as aluminium with an appropriate etch primer? 

UK VW Type 3&4 Club
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Sent: 25 September 2016 07:41
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Subject: Re: [T3] Fan Housing

On 25 Sep 2016 at 4:54, Know One wrote:

> Is there a reason that the fan housing wasn't painted by VW, other than
> I've started media blasting my fan housing today and the coloration is
> While it would look good painted, is there a reason it shouldn't?
> And, if painted, should it be painted black for heat dissipation?
> I know I have seen ones painted silverish.

When they were new, they had a bit of a sheen to them that was some sort of
oxide from the casting process, but that disappeared over time and corrosion
takes over. When you blast off the corrosion, you also blast off any of that
original coating. I don't know why it's inconsistent now, but there's no
harm in painting it any color you like.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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