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PostSubject: What paint for my engine?   Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:17 am

I want to paint the engine on the GS550. Just to give it a nice clean cast ally look. What would people recommend?

I'm definately using etch primer first.

I've heard Simoniz 5 wheel silver is suprisingly good.
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PostSubject: Re: What paint for my engine?   Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:04 am

Personally I'd use high temperature paint on the barrells and heads, don't use a normal primer, it will just burn off, just make sure your surfaces are clean and degreased. If you want a shiny finish there are a couple of people on E-bay who sell high temperature clear laquer.
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PostSubject: Re: What paint for my engine?   Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:24 pm

Just be a bit careful with the type of paint you use, as some can act as a thermal barrier and cause over heating problems. I looked into painting my engine and decided to leave it blast finish. WD40 after washing will keep on top of it.
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PostSubject: Re: What paint for my engine?   Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:32 am

Mig wrote:
Just be a bit careful with the type of paint you use, as some can act as a thermal barrier and cause over heating problems. I looked into painting my engine and decided to leave it blast finish. WD40 after washing will keep on top of it.

-Hey Mig
-Newbie question (WD40) On moving parts?
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PostSubject: Re: What paint for my engine?   Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:40 pm

WD40 dissapates water and puts a protective film on the engine and stops the oxidation taking place. I have used this method on all my bikes, from trials to supermoto and road bikes.
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PostSubject: Re: What paint for my engine?   Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:51 am

Nice, Thank you for the tip
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