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Offline jkristjan

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Re: Flakey paint.on engine
« Reply #10 on: Dec 03, 2019, 09:33 AM »
Buy one of those $9 IR thermometers, run the engine as hot as you possibly can (but that you could do only on a hot day in the middle of the riding season) and take the temperature. Then research what prep and paint options you have available for such temperatures. At best you will find a product, at worst this would need powder coating or something that you cannot do yourself or cannot do without disassembling the engine. I mean, to do it properly. You can always hide it temporarily so that it will flake again soon.

Offline STOKIE

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Re: Flakey paint.on engine
« Reply #11 on: Dec 03, 2019, 09:42 AM »
*Originally Posted by Dom81 [+]
True but I have stripped the bike down and am.going to attempt.some.kind of cover up cos it will annoy me forever.
I wondered why it looked like you had loose bolts in the picture,its because you have the engine out presumably, if you have its easy to get some high temp paint,prepare it well. mask off what you want to paint and spray it,

Offline Dom81

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Re: Flakey paint.on engine
« Reply #12 on: Dec 03, 2019, 02:56 PM »
Cheers. Yep going the whole.way and doing it properly