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Engine painting

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by yup79, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. yup79

    yup79 XS650 Member

    hey guys and gals, I successfully tore down the motor and case. I'm about to start soda blasting it clean. Once done should I reassemble and then paint or paint before reassemble?

  2. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    I've heard it done both ways. Coupla things to consider:

    Painting an assembled engine:
    Harder to get into secret nooks and crannies, risk of too much paint in those.
    What to do with exposed engine bolts and nuts?
    Might be harder to manipulate, to get all around, being much heavier.
    If you have to cook the paint, well, ...oof...
  3. yup79

    yup79 XS650 Member

    yeah...thanks, I'm going to do it before re-assembly...any suggestions on make of paint...I'm thinking of doing a gloss black.
  4. Hi 2M, Read the threads and enjoyed your puzzles. Hey, too much time on your hands is a good thing. Can't wait till all is paid off and the house maintenance is done, then I'll have more time to ride. (and think up heat seeking puzzles).
    Hope all is well with you.
  5. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Hey, Marlin72xs! Doin' fine. Hope all's well with you, too.

    Save those puzzles. You can use them at my hearing, to explain why I keep walking in circles.

    All is paid off and the house maintenance is done?
    Doesn't that happen on a monthly basis? Or, after being crowned king?

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