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Engine Paint?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigpup, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. bigpup

    bigpup XS650 Addict

    What are you guys using for engine paint? I've used HD texture Black before but that gets pricey ($20 per can) I want black and the natural grayish color. any ideas? thanks
  2. dqnjuan

    dqnjuan XS650 Enthusiast

    Ive always used dupli-color engine enamel with good results. Its only 6 bucks and can and they have oodles of colors.
  3. pyrocentric

    pyrocentric XS650 Addict


    This is what I used. It has a nice satin sheen and hasn't flaked yet. I have seen my temps jump up about 20 degrees though. Or maybe I took my previous readings on cooler days. Guess I should have gone with POR-15.

    On a 95F degree day I'm seeing temperatures at the sparkplug of about 330F on the right, 315F on the left.
  4. bigpup

    bigpup XS650 Addict

    thanks fellas, I don't want to use a paint that traps the heat. I don't know if they make a special paint for air cooled motors or not. thanks for the input.

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