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Old 04-30-2011, 08:11 AM   #1
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Engine cover painting

I have been thinking about painting my engine covers, and was wondering what the common practice for doing so was. Like what kind of paint? Remove covers or mask and paint on bike. What are yalls thoughts what has worked for you and what hasn't?
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Re: Engine cover painting

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I have been thinking about painting my engine covers, and was wondering what the common practice for doing so was. Like what kind of paint? Remove covers or mask and paint on bike. What are yalls thoughts what has worked for you and what hasn't?
Me-alls (??) have had good luck with Duplo engine enamel. They have some great colors from black to Ti to blue and if the engine is prepped properly they are fairly durable.

Common practice depends on how picky you are, what part you're painting, and what you hope to accomplish. If you are going to go as far as pulling the engine covers you might want to have them powder coated. Otherwise, have your local auto body shop shoot them with something with resistance to gas/oil and you're all set.
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Re: Engine cover painting

For DIY - best to remove them (if relatively simple) and use an engine paint for best results. Parts must be very clean and scuffed to a dull finish before painting.

Best is to have them powder coated, but will require removal of any seals/bearings in the cover. If you were going to have it done professionally, powder would be a much better choice than pro paint - probably less expensive too.


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Re: Engine cover painting

Yeah i think i will have the same guy powder coat them that did my rear sets. But deff sounds like a job for next winter.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:47 PM   #5
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Re: Engine cover painting

I powder coated mine. I pressed the oil sight glass window out gently with a socket in my bench vice. Comes out quite easily.

When you re-install the window, clean all the old silicone off and put a thin film of fresh silicone around the edge, then just press it back in with your thumb.
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