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freeride
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ENGINE CASES

Post by freeride on Fri 11 May 2018, 7:55 pm

It's the same question again about the corrosion on the engine covers! Is there an easy fix just to make them look better for the short term with out respraying them? Clean off the corrosion rub them down and polish-with what?
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GollyGosh
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Re: ENGINE CASES

Post by GollyGosh on Sat 12 May 2018, 12:39 am

There's this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyZ8RHEL2D0

and lots of others on youtube.

Don't have to go as far as a mirror finish, just stop when you feel it's good enough...
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Re: ENGINE CASES

Post by eternally_troubled on Sun 13 May 2018, 10:45 am

Yep. That video gives you a good idea of what's involved.

The 'bare aluminium' look will be better than the 'flakey paint' look which most CB500s have, assuming you have the patience/dedication to end up with a good finish.

The downside is that once you have expended the effort to polish the cases you will have to keep polishing (at least occasionally) to retain the finish. This is why the engine cases are painted in the first place.

Also, to get to all of the case properly you will probably have to remove them from the engine (it might well be possible to do quite a lot while they are attached to the bike - I haven't tried!) - this would be best done with no engine oil in the bike and a set of cover gaskets to hand. Don't let that put you off though...



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Re: ENGINE CASES

Post by Grarea on Sun 13 May 2018, 4:34 pm

Puts me off.

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