IGN/Clutch cover paint stripping?

4 replies to this topic
  • Superbike

Posted March 24, 2003 - 04:40 PM


Anybody tried stripping the paint off of the stock ignition and clutch covers? Yamaha finally got smart and left the cases bare. They had to paint the covers though. I may stripp the paint and hope it looks as good as a Honda cover. They sure make the bike look raggy when the paint wears. ---Mike

  • yamaharichey

Posted March 24, 2003 - 04:49 PM


I just use a regular heavy duty paint stripper from the paint store. I have stripped the cases on my other bikes, but not my WR450 yet. I have found if its aluminum you can buff it and it will stay shiny for a long time, if its magnrsium it goes dull as soon as you wash it. The clutch cover says magnesium on it I'am not sure on the magneto side, and I don't know how you can tell.

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  • Indy_WR450

Posted March 24, 2003 - 05:29 PM


What is the advantage in stripping off the steel gray paint?

  • Superbike

Posted March 24, 2003 - 06:06 PM


The only advantage would be having a uniform look to the covers. That way you do not get the stripe where your boot wears. I am willing to bet they are both magnisium. It is cheaper and easier to die cast. I wonder if it would look ok if you strip it and leave it? ----Mike

  • Indy_WR450

Posted March 24, 2003 - 06:13 PM


Ok I understand. My boots scratch up the sides a lot. I just live with the appearance. Let us know which method works best on the WR covers.


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