Engine Paint?

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

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  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

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    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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