Originally Posted by StuM
Targets with the correct emissivity for accurate readings with an IR thermometer to monitor engine termperatures?
Oh, that's brilliant. I think you're right given the PO's attention to detail around the engine; that makes sense! Thank you for that information.
I understand why those two dots on the engine block would be ideal targets for measuring internal temperature but do you know why the only other targets were stainless steel
components? Is there something inherent to SS itself or is it because they're attached to internals?
Originally Posted by captain465
Why not try to ask the PO?
I wish I could; I don't have contact with the PO.
Originally Posted by dennismenace111
Its not paint. It's Rust Reformer. It chemically bonds with the iron oxide and makes a paintable surface that will not rust again!
Thank you for mentioning that. I'm a new boat
owner and still learning
things. I looked up Rust Reformer and the first hit brought up:
"Rust-Oleum Rust Reformer instantly bonds with rust and transforms it to a non-rusting, flat-black paintable surface and prevents future rust. It saves you the effort of sanding
rust all the way down to bare metal. Instantly converts rust to a protected, paintable surface."
That's pretty exciting to me because while the engine seems fairly pristine given its age, when I examined the underneath, there was a patch of rust. There isn't much room to work
on the engine's undersides so I was worried about how to deal with stopping the rust. My first thought was "How am I going to wire that off when I can barely reach under there?!" I think I'll pick up some Rust Reformer and paint that on -- let it take care of things chemically. You've likely saved me hours of toil and frustration. Thanks!