Painting the red 4 stroke engine cover

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  1. GasX

    GasX New Member

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    Is there an easy way to paint the red 4 stroke engine cover? Can I just prime it and spray it or does the plastic need some special prep work?
     
  2. The_Aleman

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    You can just prime and spray, make sure the cover is clean of course.
     
  3. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    I see a red cover and want to paint it black........so I did. Like the Aleman said, prime it and paint it.

    dnut
     
  4. Ruby478

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    lol scotto you read my mind lol .............. anyways i used krylon primer/paint then sprayed a couple of automotive clear over it
     
  5. GasX

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    awesome - that red is horrible
     
  6. Ruby478

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    almost forgot to tell u that once the paint is completely dry use some turtle wax and apply a few coats it really helps
     
  7. GasX

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    How does it help? I'll be using black engine paint, btw...
     
  8. Ruby478

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    it help just in case u spill gas on it , the gas wont strip the paint if the wax ix on it
     
  9. Fred

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    And spilled gas is why I have to repaint mine. Thanks for the tip Ruby.
     
  10. GasX

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    Fred was it engine paint that got ruined?
     
  11. steampunk

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    I'm guessing the fusion or the like right?....plastic specific paint?
     
  12. The_Aleman

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    Plastic-specific paint can't hurt I spose, but it's not necessary.

    Mine was painted with quick-drying versions of Krylon that a bro and I use on almost everything.
     
  13. Fred

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    GasX, no it was krylon paint I think. Messed a little of it up at first but then hadto drain ols gas out of tank and spilled a bunch on the cover and it wrinkled the paint in places. I have not used engine paint.
     

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