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#1 Manfjourde OFFLINE  

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Posted July 02, 2016 - 10:22 AM

So it's time to do the engine. I am planning on a wire wheel. Do any of you have tips for a first timer so I don't make some dumb mistakes on removing the old, priming, and painting?

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Posted July 02, 2016 - 10:39 AM

Are you planning on stripping it down more or painting like that

They key to a good job is all in the prep work, use a good degreaser and make sure the surfaces are clean before priming, mask off anything you dont want paint on like the crank, seals ect.


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Posted July 02, 2016 - 10:58 AM

I was going to just wire wheel the whole thing. Would I be better to use a degreaser on it first?

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Posted July 02, 2016 - 11:11 AM

I would use degreaser first.


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Posted July 02, 2016 - 12:44 PM

Id pull the tin off and check the back sides for rust, especially the main shroud. it will be a better job if you clean the block and tin that way. otherwise,  paint will ball up thick in the corners where parts butt together,  thick paint will peel more likely than thin.


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Posted July 02, 2016 - 05:31 PM

If you want to do it right I'd pull the tins off, any exposed metal and grease left behind there will bleed out onto your new paint overtime....


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Posted July 03, 2016 - 08:11 AM

Um! Partial tear down, blast, prime (or not), paint pretty. Brushing wont do much.

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 08:35 AM

A wire wheel isn't going to get into everything. Sand blasting is better. Put plugs in all the orifices first.


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Posted July 03, 2016 - 09:51 AM

Um! Partial tear down, blast, prime (or not), paint pretty. Brushing wont do much.

 

 

A wire wheel isn't going to get into everything. Sand blasting is better. Put plugs in all the orifices first.

Never sand blast an engine together and expect to run it. No matter how well sealed you think it is, the sand will still find a way in there.


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Posted July 03, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Blast tins and parts, wire brush case. Should have said, is way I do.
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Posted July 06, 2016 - 08:49 PM

Blast tins and parts, wire brush case. Should have said, is way I do.

yup

 

Degrease before the work.  Simple Green or Purple Power are my choice for step 1.


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Posted July 08, 2016 - 04:37 PM

Okay thanks all for the replies! Due to finances I'm going to degrease and wire the case and parts.

What do you all use for degreasing?

What do you use to cover holes and what not?

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Posted July 08, 2016 - 05:11 PM

I like purple power.



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Posted July 09, 2016 - 08:37 AM

I like purple power.


I have some. Do you scrub it, spray it and let it sit?




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