Painting the Honda Engine

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motor puzzle

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Just go my new Honda GXH50!! Thanks Houghmade for the link to small engine warehouse.

I definitely need do something about the red cover. It looks too much like a lawn mower engine as it is.

Who has painted the red cover, what did you use and how is it working?

Thanks.
 
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HoughMade

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I have mine painted...rather primed- have ridden a few times with it primed, no problems yet.

I used a heat gun to remove the stickers. Then I wet sanded the cover to remove the grain. I used 320 grit followed by 400 grit. I then primed with rustoleum plastic primer- especially made to bond with plastic and claims it can take any top coat. I wet sanded smooth that primer (couple of times) and now I have dupli-color self etching primer over the plastic primer. I will be wet-sanding that before the paint which will be acrylic enamel.

I know MasterLink has painted his and it looks good. Search for his pics.
 

darwin

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The red honda matches my red bike and looks coooool.
 
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HoughMade

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Here is mine- finished- after being smoothed- paint laid down well.
 

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NICE!!! I love the older look of the bike and the white tires! Also how you show the HP of your engine!
 
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Thanks- on the side of the engine, I have the engine size in ccs- still use a fraction, rather than decimal, though. The front has the engine size in cubic inches.
 

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