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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-16-2020, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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I have 500 miles on this paint and it hasnít turned or anything. Still looks good. I did paint the exhaust flange and it went golden color after enough heat on it. Must be an upper limit to the paint at some point but not on the engine.


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Looks good, thanks for the info! Definitely use it on my wheels next time I have them off.

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That looks great! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

My engine is out for repairs, and full of stains from leaking coolant. I'd love to repaint!
Can you describe your process in detail?
I know very little about painting, so do I need to prime first? Sand?
What did you use to clean before painting?

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Removed mufflers, straight pipes out of GB. 110/90 Front Tire. Pick-up coil mod. Shindengen MOSFET FH020AA r/r. USB Outlet + Voltmeter. Repainted Metallic Blue w/ new tank bages. Ear Shave (wo/ coasters) 40/140 NO shims 45MPG. MCCT conversion.

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Here’s a dumb question, did you paint the engine while still in the frame? Or are they all just before and after pics from your build?
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Degreased the engine, wiped with acetone, masked up everything that wasnít engine or bits i wanted to paint.


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Ah ok, sounds tedious, but doable. I asked because my engine is looking a little grizzled and could use it. My rims could probably use it too.
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15 mins prep. That paint is very good coverage so two shots about 3 to 5 mins apart.


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I bought a can today for the engine (wheels will wait for now). I might go black gloss on the wheels....

I also saw Dupli-Color had an engine enamal primer, and an engine enamal clear coat. Should I use these? The can also recommended I run scotchbright over the surface before painting. Should I? What about areas where the paint seems to be chipping off? Will the Acetone damage any of the gaskets? Should I cover/mask off the gaskets when spraying?

Forgive my questions, my paint knowledge is close to 0. My first attempt at painting my gas tank resulted in fogging when gas touched it. Second attempt, it wrinkled the first time it saw the sun. I've gotten compliments on the wrinkle, so I'm keeping it, but it wasn't the desired surface finish. When I painted my truck, the paint bubbled!

As a result of these mis-haps, I want to make 100% sure I do everything exactly right, because what I thought I knew was wrong.


'89 VN750 Bought stock 4/12/18 @ 17805.9 miles $800. Wrecked once. 27454.5+ miles

Completed modifications:
Removed mufflers, straight pipes out of GB. 110/90 Front Tire. Pick-up coil mod. Shindengen MOSFET FH020AA r/r. USB Outlet + Voltmeter. Repainted Metallic Blue w/ new tank bages. Ear Shave (wo/ coasters) 40/140 NO shims 45MPG. MCCT conversion.

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Custom LED turn signals. Windshield. Highway Pegs. (Possible) ignition adv. Tuxedo Mod. Ignition coil mod.
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