Paint motor

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by jeff bike, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. jeff bike

    jeff bike New Member

    How do I paint a air cooled bike motor, so it does not hold in heat???? What type of paint
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2016

  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    never heard of any heat problems with painted motors - just be sure to mask it well to keep paint out of inside of motor
  3. jeff bike

    jeff bike New Member

    ok,thanks that makes sence heard some paint does hold some heat. But we hear lots of things....thanks again
  4. jeff bike

    jeff bike New Member

    Thanks makes sence, thanks for reply
  5. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    heat has no trouble dissipating through thin paint. just don't go too nuts with it and do a piano finish. 2 or 3 layers of color is all you need.
  6. jeff bike

    jeff bike New Member

    10-4... THANKS much
  7. Brian Amato

    Brian Amato Guest

    You want to go to the paint dept. of your local auto parts store and buy some "High Temp Engine Paint". It costs more than just regular spray paint but it's designed to harden as it gets hot and resit being burned off.
    The guys will know what you mean.
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  8. jeff bike

    jeff bike New Member

    Ok thanks brian, I have a auto zone 1/2 mile away
  9. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    Yep, High Temp engine paint, I like Dupli-Color.
    I usually just paint the head and side covers.


    But you can paint the whole engine.
    Either way I recommend you run an NGK 5944 (BPR7HIX) Iridium spark plug, that's all I run here in Phoenix and nothing gets too hot ;-}
  10. jeff bike

    jeff bike New Member

    That sounds cool to me I know az.gets hot weather
  11. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    And maybe get some wax and Greece remover so no oil from your hands plays up with the paint .spary a bit on wipe it off with a clean rag then paint
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  12. jeff bike

    jeff bike New Member

    Thanks that sounds good to me and will do, have a good day
  13. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    It gets pretty toasty in the summer but that's OK, it's worth it for this time of year...


    The heater kicks on and few times at night, then it's windows open and BBQ for NFL Playoffs today!
  14. jeff bike

    jeff bike New Member

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  15. jeff bike

    jeff bike New Member

    Wow that weather is beautiful, for months our furnace is on always. Winters around Cleveland are no joke. Bbq is living good
  16. Flat black paint transfers heat best, best for color for engine cooling.
  17. 2 stroke ray

    2 stroke ray Member

    I'm from Bay Village. Moved to Vermilion for summer and live in Corpus Christi in the winter.Ray
  18. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    Actually it is the heat rating of the spark plug you are using...
    The higher the number in the middle of plug numer, the more heat it dissipates from the engine.
  19. Steve Best

    Steve Best Well-Known Member

    Got 16-20 inches of snow last night. I'd go snowmobiling but I cannot find it...

  20. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein Well-Known Member

    How the hell do you live in that I can't even stand 74 degrees in the summer!

    And Steve stop bragging it's not right.
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