Heater in engine bay
Splitting the heater
It took quite some time to strip the paint ..
Ready for painting
After 3 coats
For the black parts I used engine paint (2x black 400ml VHT rattle cans ) because it's stronger than normal enamel and after baking also chemical and heat resistant. After painting and baking I treated the seams and corners on the inside with Penetrol.
The parcel shelf was also painted with engine paint.
Some other painted engine parts
For the silver parts and yellow fan I used VHT caliper paint; It can withstand high temperatures, is chemical resistant and, more important, the colour is close to the original. Finally Because the caliper paint itself isn't really glossy after 3 coats of caliper paint I hit the parts with 2 coats of clear gloss.
The Heater blower motor needed some help to turn after 12 years.
I loosen the little bolts on top and sprayed wd40 on the axle.
After that it worked like new.
The core was in good condition, it only needed some flushing with water