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Painting engine covers

Postby Exlabman » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:42 pm

Hi,
Mine are looking a little tatty so want to clean em up and paint em.
Was thinking it would be much easier to remove the side covers to prevent overspray.

What type of paint is best, does it need to be high temp stuff or will standard alloy wheel stuff do?

Will I need to replace gaskets or might I get away with salvaging them and a bit of sealant? Not had em off before but will add about 25 quid to the job if I need new ones.

Thanks
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Re: Painting engine covers

Postby barry1200 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:23 pm

The crankcase covers don't get very hot.... some years back, I had a GPX750, and even used to paint the cylinder barrels with normal gloss spray paint, with no ill effects. It's hardly end of the world stuff to do a bit of masking, you don't have to go mad, and it'll save you a good deal of pennies on new gaskets and fresh oil.... your choice. thumbup
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Re: Painting engine covers

Postby Exlabman » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:34 pm

OK thanks. Might be best

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