Honda CX 500 Forum banner

Is it necessary to paint motor?

5033 Views 35 Replies 13 Participants Last post by  Doward
In the process of prepping the motor to repaint it, I think I stripped almost all the old coating (with the help of paint stripper and the dremel). But now I really like the motor in it's stripped state and don't want to paint it. It has a nice "patina" to it actually

Is it really necessary to actually paint the motor? If I leave it unpainted, would it be enough to spray it down every so often with some kind of lubricant (like WD40)? Thanks.
1 - 1 of 36 Posts
OK, I know some of you guys are gonna slap your foreheads and mumble... lol.... but reading this I started thinking.... "wait, I can paint my motor black too?" Not that I will for sure, but it was a thought..... what kind of prep goes into that? I mean, it's a flippin' motor- usually I leave them alone unless something needs maintenance or fixing- so I've never even thought about painting a motor......

interesting. Guess you do learn something new everyday.
1 - 1 of 36 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.