Painting engine side covers

5 replies to this topic
  • Goonyz400f

Posted October 22, 2015 - 10:17 PM


Does anyone have experience with painting engine side and valve covers,or any suggestions on color,I'm thinking on either black or gold

  • mx369

Posted October 23, 2015 - 06:56 AM


glass bead and leave natural

  • mikedabike

Posted October 23, 2015 - 07:05 AM


Some of them are magnesium and look like crap if left natural as they oxidize very quickly. Powder coat looks good for durability.

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  • snowdave

Posted October 23, 2015 - 07:42 AM


As my frame is steel and has the cool blue color, I chose to paint the clutch cover the same blue while I was touching up the frame.  It looks nice, but will wear quickly from boot rubbing.  


The metal covers aren't so bad to paint/powder coat, but the plastic ones just look awful once worn.  Not sure what to do about those.

  • Goonyz400f

Posted October 23, 2015 - 11:12 AM


I might paint and clear coat them to slow down the wearing process

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted October 25, 2015 - 02:21 PM


I might paint and clear coat them to slow down the wearing process


Won't help


If you anodize them clear, it will slow it down a bit, but nothing will prevent surface wear.

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