Quicklook won't preview certain custom icons

I was rather proud when I found Tranformers png files with transparency (from http://www.michaelbay.com/blog/files/d58812e5a390e8b3a44162285e4ae054-74.html ) and immediately set about changing my Leopard and Vista volume icons. Unfortunately, neither icon will preview in Quicklook or in Finder's Coverflow view. However, they both show as normal icons on my desktop.
How can I get them to show in Quicklook and in the Finder's Coverflow view? I have found that these icons once pasted onto a folder's icon (in a get info window) will make the folder not be visible in quicklooking or in coverflowing, so maybe I have to convert the icons... any ideas?

There is something very strange about them indeed. I have a collection of pngs that I use as icons, you open the png file in Preview, select Edit->Copy, then select the file or folder you want to use the icon on, do GetInfo and Paste. Presto changeo, the png is now the icon on the item. It shows up in CoverFlow no problem. When I tried that with one of the pngs from the site the folder was invisible in Coverflow. Weird. I though perhaps there was some mysterious change in 10.5.2 so I downloaded one of my own png files, did the same thing again, using it, and no problem. Just like always. I decided maybe the original transformer png was just too bloody big (although I have no idea why that would make any difference), so I tried resize to a max of 512 pixels, then resaved with a different name. Still a no go. So I reopened it in Preview, then did a Save as... and saved it as a Photoshop file (psd), opened the psd version in Preview, copied it, pasted it as the icon onto a folder, and it worked--briefly. The folder with the icon was visible in Coverflow, and then it disappeared again! Never seen the like. I used my Automator workflow to add an icon to the original file, copied that in GetInfo and pasted, and it worked just fine. So it looks like the only way is create a custom thumbnail using something like CocoaThumbX or VitaminSee, then copy the custom icon from the file. The shortcoming is that those icons are only 128x128, so they are a bit smallish for good display if the Coverflow section is very big.
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