Painting Clutch Cover

6 replies to this topic
  • redrider77

Posted October 22, 2004 - 11:49 AM


How would one go about painting the magnisium clutch cover to dress it up a bit? What kind of prep work? Any special paint? Anything else?

  • 5valve

Posted October 23, 2004 - 02:29 AM


visit any car or bike repair shop that does painting, because the paint should be heat treated to become stable

  • bikepilot

Posted October 23, 2004 - 10:13 PM


I think I would just bead blast it and not paint it again.
I do that quite frequently to aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and stainless parts with good results. Most well equipped motorcycle shops have a bead blast cabinet, and some may even let you do it yourself if you ask nicely.

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  • Brettv

Posted October 23, 2004 - 11:32 PM


can i ask a dumb question? whats bead blasting and how does it work? :cry:

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted October 24, 2004 - 03:50 AM


Bead blasting is similar to sandblasting but you use small little beads for media instead of abrasive sand. You can also use walnut shell for media too..

I wouldn't paint it either, it'll just rub off again with your boot. You can buy aftermarket covers, I've seen then in carbon fiber.

  • wildo

Posted October 24, 2004 - 07:21 AM


powder coatind would be the most duabel paint. but i would just blast it and make it nice and shiny. your boots will prob rub any paint job off any way.

  • 5valve

Posted October 24, 2004 - 11:37 PM


material should be colour protected, stains and in time material deterioration can occur if not


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