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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-29-2015, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Painting the carburetor

So im waiting on new orings for the float bowls for my carb, nothing else to do to the bike so i was thinking about painting the carb black and midnight blue. The color scheme ill be doing to the bike eventually. Im not sure if painting the carb will be a waste of time cause of 1. Possible flaking from heat and 2. Im sure carb cleaner isnt nice on paint.... what you guys think? Anyone try this?

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DON'T DO IT.unless you find gas resistant paint it will end up peeling and just looking like ****

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Yup, even if you get the paint to properly stick through any crud that's already accumulated on the carbs, the first leak or drop of gas or carb cleaner you get on the carbs, and the paint is going to bubble right off.

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Paint and silicone/sealer, never on carbs, very good chance of it ending up inside. Then good luck cleaning it out.

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They make a paint called carb renew
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Yea but you need to COMPLETELY disassemble and CLEAN everything. Just ain't worth the hassle for something that WILL mess up.there is probably a reason why they aren't painted at the factory...

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Yep its kinda an exercise in futility. I've painted carbs before when I had my cx and they looked awesome. Awesome until I discovered there was a small crack in the boot between the carbs and the engine. Even the vapor from the gas will peel that paint back.

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Thats what i thought, it would be cool if you could though... so when i black it out theres not a grey chuck in the middle of the v twin

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Well I'm sure you could meticulously tape everything off and get it painted with gas resistant paint (not rattle can)
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Powder coating maybe?

People do paint carbs, but every one I've had to work on afterwards has become a mess of paint chips inside after I open the carb up to work on it. Those more than likely were just spray can jobs.

Have dealt with some bad silicone messes too, in the jets and internal carb circuits. The stuff wouldn't stick where they put it, but hung right in there after it migrated.

One guy used so much silicone on the valve covers, all his pushrods had a wad of it the size of quarter wrapped around them.

Silicone on a transmission gasket? Oh no no no! Know a guy that tried to silicone the valve body, he got a new trans.

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