Painting a Woodcraft stator cover?
I just picked up a Woodcraft stator cover for cheap on eBay because it had some rash on it. It was raw aluminum and I plan on repairing the rash and painting it black. I ordered a new blue slider and gasket from Woodcraft. I have all the skills necessary to do the job but I was going to ask your collective opinions on one thing.
Should I paint it myself with high heat caliper paint (like VHT) or would you pay the dough to have it painted at a body shop. They'll likely do the primer/paint/clear process and I wasn't sure how that would hold up on a part that is going to have some heat to it. I know the VHT will hold up to heat but I also don't know if it will be sufficient to just paint it with that for general wear. I'd go primerless and no clear coat if I do it that way, just several light coats of VHT.
I don't care about the cost too much, but It would likely be $100 or so to paint at the body shop; maybe less because it's a common color (gloss black).