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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-23-2008, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello all I'm in the middle of relocating my R/R the Question is can it be painted ? any help will be great
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probably not a good idea.the paint can keep the r/r from shedding heat causing premature failure
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Agreed. You want that r/r to breathe all the air that it can.

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Don't listen to them...lol...metal does not breath...paint it if you want with a LIGHT coat of High Temp paint. (The "touch up" paint they sell for BBQ grills works well)

As long as you are "relocating " it, a thin coat of paint is not going to "insulate" it enough to to matter. I would suggest using a nice thick plate of aluminum to bolt it to, as this will help disapate the heat better.


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Thanks all it is mounted to aluminum plate CR did you get your check ?
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Don't listen to them...lol...metal does not breath...
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Really? I could swear my r/r regularly breathes a sigh of relief every time I ride McKnight...or maybe that's me? I actually didn't know there was such a thing as high-temp paint. Now I want to paint mine - does it only come in "plain" colors like white, silver, black?

Charles, my better half picked up the check on Saturday. Your other parts arrived ok, right? No damage from your cranky postal lady? I still want to send her a thank you note...

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you can get hi-temp paint at any automotive store... It comes in all colors of the rainbow...any of the engine paints should work...they are rated to 1500 degrees.
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Charles, my better half picked up the check on Saturday. Your other parts arrived ok, right? No damage from your cranky postal lady? I still want to send her a thank you note... [/QUOTE]

Hi Cindy yes every thing was in good shape but the postal lady didn't want me to give you her name she has cooled off now. when you get settled in we need to talk about more parts that you may or may not have
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Hi Cindy yes every thing was in good shape but the postal lady didn't want me to give you her name she has cooled off now. when you get settled in we need to talk about more parts that you may or may not have
lol I may just send a thank you note to "The Postal Lady who has been sooooo kind to Mr. Charles."

I still have parts galore, much to my dismay. Maybe I should list a bunch of things again - I'm down to the frame, engine, forks, the first two of which I'm gonna post on Craigslist; but there's boxes of really good parts (lots of electrical things), and unless I sell 'em, McKnight is just going to have a lot of good backups sitting around.

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I relocated mine on a 1.5 in. wide strip of alum that has a groove on the back
so there is a slight air gap behind the r/r as well as the fins on the outside
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