Removing Paint/Anodizing from Sidecovers


16 replies to this topic
  • Joe_Jet

Posted July 22, 2006 - 12:51 PM

#1

What is the easy method for stripping the gray metallic paint clean off the magnesium sidecovers?

Thanks,

  • KJ790

Posted July 22, 2006 - 01:13 PM

#2

Some sandpaper and a little elbow grease. That's what I use and it takes less than a half hour to have all the paint off and the cover polished. It comes off pretty easy.

  • Satch0922

Posted July 28, 2006 - 06:33 PM

#3

I bought a can of paint stripper at Walmart. I took the paint off the face and then repainted the outer area black. (YZ250)

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  • 02YZ426

Posted July 28, 2006 - 06:51 PM

#4

I used wet sand paper for the clutch cover on my old 426, then polished it up. It took a bit of elbow grease but looked great when it was done. Only thing is once its polished it takes alot of maintenance to keep it that way.

  • barch88

Posted July 28, 2006 - 07:03 PM

#5

I just ride...it comes off more and more each ride...:thumbsup:

  • WRider250

Posted July 28, 2006 - 07:51 PM

#6

i used an aircraft grade paint stripper and a piece of moist sandpaper, worked for me, then i powdercoated it, but it wears just as the old coating did, still looks decent tho, i did the clutch cover and water pump cover on my 01 http://bikepics.com/pictures/595882/

  • DPW

Posted July 28, 2006 - 08:12 PM

#7

I just ride...it comes off more and more each ride...:thumbsup:



the voice of reason....it's a dirt bike not a Harley.. :ride:

  • Satch0922

Posted July 29, 2006 - 09:11 AM

#8

the voice of reason....it's a dirt bike not a Harley.. :ride:


This coming from a guy with the cleanest bike at the track...EVERY weekend :cry:


:ride: :thumbsup:

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  • DPW

Posted July 29, 2006 - 12:14 PM

#9

This coming from a guy with the cleanest bike at the track...EVERY weekend :ride:


:cry: :thumbsup:



What can I say....I like a clean bike...


:ride:

  • SC_Spode

Posted July 29, 2006 - 01:04 PM

#10

What can I say....I like a clean bike...


:cry:


What happened to:

....it's a dirt bike not a Harley..

:ride:

Unless you're riding a Harley dirt bike. :thumbsup:

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:ride:

  • barch88

Posted July 29, 2006 - 01:43 PM

#11

This coming from a guy with the cleanest bike at the track...EVERY weekend :ride:


:cry: :thumbsup:


Nothing wrong with that. My bike looks showroom, but even better when I get to the track, but when I leave it's defiantly dirty.

  • 5star

Posted July 30, 2006 - 09:56 AM

#12

I used grip tape. It worked good but took a while. When its polished it looks good but for some odd reason it only stays shiny for a day or so. Must be the type of metal.

  • FFRacing79

Posted July 30, 2006 - 11:17 AM

#13

Unless you're riding a Harley dirt bike. :thumbsup:

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:ride:


I use to race one of those Orange Pumpkins!!

  • 2012 450 xc-w

Posted July 30, 2006 - 03:40 PM

#14

Anybody remember when there was a Harley dirt bike?????????????

  • aford541

Posted July 30, 2006 - 05:52 PM

#15

Anybody remember when there was a Harley dirt bike?????????????


I do, it seems like a long time ago.

Glass beading is the prefered method of removing that paint from the side covers and the cam cover, that way they are just bare Magnesium and they can be touched up with a scotchbrite pad.

  • APBT

Posted July 31, 2006 - 01:04 PM

#16

Anybody remember when there was a Harley dirt bike?????????????




I remember them as well. It was 1978.

  • SC_Spode

Posted July 31, 2006 - 06:12 PM

#17

I use to race one of those Orange Pumpkins!!


I'm not sure if I should I offer my condolences (for obvious reasons) or congratulations for having lived to tell about it. :ride:

:thumbsup:





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