Painting the engine block
Well, with winter comming, I've started compiling the list of big projects to do during bike downtime. On top of my list is painting of the engine block - I grow weary of that aluminum gray, and am looking forward to a nice flat black coat to cover it. Here are the questions I have :
1) What kind of paint should I be using, considering the operating temperatures of engine block etc? I'm aiming for satin/flat black. Is powder-coat a feasible option, or will it be too thick to allow for unhindered heat dissipation? Should I be using special car engine block paints instead?
2) I'm considering sandfing the paint off the leading edges of radiator fins once block is painted, to get those cool-looky accents. Anything I should be careful of anything in particular as I do that? What should I use to preserve the shiny gleam of metal after I sand off the paint?
3) Any general caveats or experiences from those who've already done this?