1. RaleighRider

    RaleighRider New Member

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    I have seen lots of bike paint-jobs, but I want to see what people have come up with in terms of engine painting. Please post pictures, advice, experiences or your thoughts on the subject.

    I decided to experiment using Rustoleum gloss protective enamel. So far it is holding up. I will update after I put some serious miles on it.
     

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  2. unior

    unior New Member

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    I would consider radiator paint for an air cooled engine.
     
  3. TerrontheSnake

    TerrontheSnake New Member

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    Depends on how hot your motor gets. But the rustoleum may get to hot. I would recommend an automotive engine enamel. Let me know though, I use a oil that keeps my motor very cool so I have had success with the standard type sprays and it has worked fine.
     
  4. Kevlarr

    Kevlarr New Member

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    You can't beat BBQ paint.

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  5. TerrontheSnake

    TerrontheSnake New Member

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    Yes you can. I tried that and it flaked and fell of anywhere that didn't get hot enough to cure it. Stayed on the muffler though. But the intake and motor it just basically fell of. I prepped it good too!
     
  6. Kevlarr

    Kevlarr New Member

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    Well there ya go, you didn't put your engine in the BBQ to cure it. rotfl
     
  7. eomonkeyboi24

    eomonkeyboi24 New Member

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    haha nice one!
     
  8. the willi

    the willi New Member

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    the brq paint can hold the heat that other stuff will poop out onyou
    lafflafflaff
     
  9. RaleighRider

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    I was actually expecting the rustoleum to be a failure(melting off as soon as the engine heated up all the way), but I was riding all day today and yesterday, running the engine hard(and very, very hot) and so far it has held up perfectly. Only a true test of time will tell... If it starts to come off I will be sure to let you guys know.
     
  10. OCCstingray

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    I also use dupli-color engine enamel 500* on the engine, but it did not withstand on the exhaust, so I used dupli-color flame proof 2000* paint for the exhaust.
     
  11. diceman2004

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    now wouldn,t that look kool if you pollished up the outer edges of the cooling fins ?
     
  12. OCCstingray

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    Some people on this forum have done that and it looks really good if you do polish the fins.
     
  13. Deadend

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    rattle can wise this the an excellent choice and application. The only bummer are the borning colors - wheres electric green and neon sherbert pink? :lol:
     
  14. GearNut

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    Well ya could airbrush one for a tie dye effect......
    I have seen custom motorcycles where the whole bike looks tie dyed.
    Far out man! That's some groovy paint.
    .mbv.
     
  15. KilroyCD

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    I used BBQ paint on my 48cc GruBee, and it has held on nicely for the past five years. I used Ace Hardware's brand (which I think is made by Sherwin Williams).
     

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    true ! but airbrushing ! = rattle can :D dnut
     

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