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Mr Messy
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Silver engine casings?

Post by Mr Messy on Fri 04 May 2018, 7:58 pm

Hi
Got a 2001 CB totally standard, just noticed a few small areas lost their finish.....fine grade steel wool and WD40 got the patches rubbed down.

Was gonna have a go at spraying and blending in to the surrounding area (no plans to take engine out - just in situ).

Any tips on spray/colour/blending-in gratefully received!
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Jameshambleton
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Re: Silver engine casings?

Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 05 May 2018, 7:50 am

Honda NH146M is the engine colour though I believe that simoniz engine enamel aluminium is a pretty close match
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Re: Silver engine casings?

Post by Grarea on Sat 05 May 2018, 2:27 pm

An owner before me used a paintbrush.
It still has the odd bristle in it.
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Post by Mr Messy on Tue 22 May 2018, 1:33 pm

Got it sprayed up....the curing is more complicated than I'd thought! Nearly there now.
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Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 22 May 2018, 6:37 pm

Let me know how it goes and the steps you did. as I may have to employ you do some of mine Wink
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Post by Mr Messy on Wed 23 May 2018, 10:22 am

Haha I wouldn't recommend me mate!

Far from perfection but considering I just masked everything up and did it in the frame with nothing removed it has tidied it up.
Ended up using Halfords own VHT aluminum spray, pretty decent match; then a clear VHT lacquer....still on with the curing which is bit of a slow going faff!

It's improved it so I'm happy, its 17 years old after all.
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Post by Mr Messy on Sun 27 May 2018, 2:12 pm

With hindsight maybe straightforward enamel paint might have been an easier option. In the retail world of today I never found any in a shop but could've got it online....I wanted it without waiting for post. 
So the VHT paint plus seperate VHT lacquer were both bought in a shop on the same day but the lacquer curing is definitely a faff. Result is ok, hope it stays like it!

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