While doing all the right things on the MK2 front end I stripped it out completely and had the major components sandblasted. I was contemplating what sort of paint finish I would apply when an acquaintance of mine suggested a paint I had not heard of before. It is Ronstin’s Rapid Dry Industrial Black Enamel. He said he had been using it for years for chassis and sub frame painting and it stood up very well to the abuse and knocks that come with the under vehicle territory.
I purchased some at our local automotive paint outlet in Brendale and was pleasantly surprised at the price that was a tad over $13 per litre. It did require some thinning to spray but covered very well with a really deep black gloss. The quick drying part lived up to its name, as I was able to handle parts within half an hour of painting. As an experiment I really loaded up some areas with paint, which would have produced runs in a standard enamel, but it did not display any propensity to run.