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Old 11-01-2015, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default Fuel shut-off valve

I am repairing(rebuilding) this shut-off valve and want to know what color to paint the handle? Is it painted?

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Old 11-01-2015, 02:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: Fuel shut-off valve

All of the originals that I have seen in my 50 years of 'fiddling' with these, have not been painted - just a plain metal finish. Maybe lacquered, I don't know about any protection that might have been put on the bare metal.

All of the reproductions that I have seen, have had the handle left unpainted.
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Yep, plain as Doug said, so semi-gloss clear lacquer would be a good protector.
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:18 PM   #4
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I'm surprised to see the handle should have paint of cad plating. I've never seen a trace of either on all the handles I've seen.
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