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I need my engine cases (Chaincase, timing chest etc) painted black. Has anyone got any comments, good or bad?
Internation Paints sell a product called "High tempature black gloss" . I bought a can from our local B&Q by way of an experiment. I tried it on a pair of fork blades having first sprayed them with etch primer. The result was very pleasing so I took it a stage further and used it on numerous other parts. The downside is that it is not fuel-proof so some form of fuel resistant laquer is needed. This was discovered when the front carb flooded and dripped on the drive side crankcase-oh b----r!Howard,
Agreed with others on outgassing occuring with powder coat on alloy parts and bubbling the finish as happened with a mag cover I tried (twice) before settling for painting.
Perhaps I could extend this thread to request info. regarding the most suitable preparation and painting for the whole engine, especially barrels and heads, and importantly the paint type. I have lived with an unsatisfactory re-paint job on my shadow that continues to peel and lift, especially the heads, whenever the engine gets hot which of course is every time it is used! There is now a considerable amount of 'touch up' on the motor and time to tackle the whole thing. It is my intention to do the job myself this time rather than entrust it again to a claimed 'expert', so imput from club members who are familiar with the process and pitfalls from start to finish will be most welcome.