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You know, that orrible powdery white stuff you get on neglected engines

I dont do pretty but hate to see a motor covered in rust and oxidisation

so before doing the internals I'm cleaning up the GL500 engine that was

given to me recently.

I still have to get in the nooks an crannies but its getting better

and less horrible to look at.

It much nicer to work on a clean engine anyway.

I suppose I'd better paint it or something to protect it from going crusty again

 

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Is mine next on your list? Ok, mine isn't THAT bad, but still needs help.



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Marmite ?!!

Dont be daft thats way too corrosive

(Not as bad as Vegemite of course, that stuff'd strip a lavatory bowl

Its illegal in civilised parts of the world y'know)


Just went round the local cheapo shop and bought some wire brush attachments

for a drill. Brassy coloured things and most of it comes off pretty easily

I'm down to nooks and bloody crannies now

and typically, in there the old paint is sticking like sh*t to a blanket.

Getting there......



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BTSTGTFTS ?

Huh ?

WTF??

Ooh!

That does look nice Shep, wanna do mine?

I'm bored already

I'll probably go more for the rustic effect

aka the lazy cheap bastard look
 

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BTSTGTFTS ?

Huh ?

WTF??

Ooh!

That does look nice Shep, wanna do mine?

I'm bored already

I'll probably go more for the rustic effect

aka the lazy cheap bastard look


Been There.Seen That.Got The Effing T-Shirt




PS

That paint is the best paint ever for bodging.Drys really fast.Blends like no other paint for touch ups.Covers a multitude of sins and covers without primer










http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=9254126&fh_location=//catalog01/en_GB/categories%3C{9372013}/categories%3C{9372030}/categories%3C{9372123}/specificationsProductType=radiator_paint
 

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Oh right !

I was just going ask about primer

that rad paint was mentioned to me and so was etch primer

How has it it fared sans primer?

I might nip up B&Q later and get a can

does it come in a range of attractive colours?
 

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I have used Dupli-Color Engine Block Enamel, High Temp to touch up my radiator...No problems, no primer, little prep, minor sanding, wiped down with thinner, and sprayed. Also picked up a can of Dupli-Color silver, (looks like our motors) equivalent to a bead blasted finish.
 

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213455........


Very good Reg... I knew somebody would get it eventually. Lots of clever blokes around here. Did I use "blokes" properly?



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Since Shep reared his I'll rear mine




I used the "Duplicolor".......been 6 months now....have ridden it in the HOT 90 degree heat many times...so far no cracks, peels, chips and it still looks as good as it did when I got done painting it.

I touched up the "Honda" logos nameplates on each side with a "Sharpie"...no problems with those either.




Good luck Reg.....as you know the successful paint job is all in the prep work !







 

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Oh right !

I was just going ask about primer

that rad paint was mentioned to me and so was etch primer

How has it it fared sans primer?

I might nip up B&Q later and get a can

does it come in a range of attractive colours?


I was only ever interested in the Satin Chrome finish Reg.It lasts for years and is easy to over spray when required as a touch-up and needs no primer.
 

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I'll go for that satin chrome too then

looks plenty good enough for me

'attractive colours' was me being somewhat facetious as usual

although I did wonder about a satin black but it isnt important

as basically, I just want to protect the alloy from oxidising.
 
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