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Painting metal timing belt cover

Just in the midst of a cambelt change, and the metal part of the timing belt cover (the cover that sits behind the cam sprockets). It's started going rust along the top of it, although the inside is looking like new still.

I was thinking of sanding down the outside and spraying it up with a coat of etch primer and then a few coats of black gloss Hycote. However, I'm not sure if I'll have to use high temperature paint or not. I'm guessing it doesn't get too hot given that the cambelt would perish if it did. I don't want to paint this thing up, stick the cambelt back only to find it flaking off in 6 months time.

What do you think?
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I painted the alloy rocker covers in smoothrite and thats held up with no problems, so the equivalent black smoothrite should be fine.
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