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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-02-2012, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Can I paint my R/R?

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Today for the first time I went through all my connections to ensure they were not corroded. I cleaned them up and put some dielectric grease on them.. I also pulled my battery box out and sanded it down, and repainted it black. During this process I decided to relocate my R/R because I want to use the bottom of the battery box for another mod..

Soooo I cleaned up the R/R and I want to paint it before I install it..

Just wanted to ask if there was any reason I shouldn't?

Thanks!

Jay

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Changed Final Drive Fluid
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Bridgestone Spitfire Tires
Maintenance Free Battery
Lubed the Spline
Shaved and Coastered
Under Tank Air Filter
Re-Jetted
Vn900 Seat Mod w/ Honda 1100 Backrest
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hmmm nevermind.. think I found the info I needed.. I am gonna paint it but keep it a very light coat.

Thanks!

Accomplishments;

Changed Final Drive Fluid
Iridium Plugs

NGK Spark Plug Wires
Bridgestone Spitfire Tires
Maintenance Free Battery
Lubed the Spline
Shaved and Coastered
Under Tank Air Filter
Re-Jetted
Vn900 Seat Mod w/ Honda 1100 Backrest
Rebuilt Petcock
Custom Mirrors
Custom SaddleBags
LED Taillight
Heads Up Voltage Monitor

Upcoming: Change front fork Seals & Oil, install highway pegs & floorboards
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-02-2012, 09:16 PM
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hmmm nevermind.. think I found the info I needed.. I am gonna paint it but keep it a very light coat.

Thanks!
The R/R body is basically a big heat-sync. As you noted, keep it thin. Also, maybe use some engine paint, since it's made for high-heat?

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or better yet.. bbq paint by rustolium
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or better yet.. bbq paint by rustolium
Thats what I used. Hasn't fried itself yet.

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or better yet.. bbq paint by rustolium
High temp engine paint is rated for up to 2000 in various colors, while bbq/grill paint is 1500 and in flat black only. FYI
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Krylon VHT paint is rated I believe to 1500 F. 11 colors I believe. Stuff aint cheap though....Ive seen some rated to 2500F, but 3 color choices. Home Depot had one for 2500F. Gloss black.

http://www.caswellplating.com/paints...-coatings.html




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It doesn't matter, all posted will work. It won't be over 300 anyway.
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I painted mine with "chrome"color paint...looks more like the engine paint and it's fine. I reach down and touch it once in a while to see how hot it gets, and it never gets too hot for me to keep my hand on it.
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