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Painted the engine covers on the 314 (pics)


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#1 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 03:57 PM

I finally got the engine covers painted on the 314. I primed them with a primer/filler and cleaned them with a pre cleaned but because there was a wind blowing that day I got a fair amount of dirt in the paint. Oh well, it is still a big improvement over the crap paint job that was on them Once again I had to take all the paint off to get at the rusty areas. The hole for the exhaust pipe was eroded away due to the pipe hitting it when it had been run with defective motor mounts. I repaired it using some long hair fibreglass and some fill. Heres a few pictures.

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 03:59 PM

JD., Those covers look great, nice job Buddy !!!
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Posted September 29, 2011 - 04:12 PM

They came out nice ! What brand paint and primer did you use ? Al
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Posted September 29, 2011 - 04:12 PM

I'm pretty happy with the way the exhaust port turned out. It is pretty close to perfect. I used a form of sorts the same diameter as the hole to roughly get the long hair FG in place from the back side. I then filled it and sanded it smooth, again using the form as a backer for the sandpaper. I shaped the radius of the edge by eye. The best part is that it did not take long at all to do it. Removing all the paint even with the electro. tank was the biggest part of this job.

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 04:16 PM

They came out nice ! What brand paint and primer did you use ? Al


Thanks Al. The primer was Duplicolor I think. The paint is the Tremclad JD green rattle can. I have found it way easier to get a decent finish with then the JD spray can paint and it is cheaper. I need to invest in some painting equipment before I tackle my next major rebuild.
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Posted September 29, 2011 - 09:04 PM

Nice job! Someday, I hope to have the ambition to get mine painted. When I do, I hope it comes out that nice.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 08:56 AM

What makes the Tremclad better than the JD paint and where do you buy it? Those covers look good to me.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 09:38 AM

The Tremclad seems to create a thicker film and when conditions are right it smooths out really nice. I let it harden for a couple weeks on the fender deck and then painted the footwells with a anti slip paint. I roughed up the new green paint first and it was really on there and did not sand through to the primer. My memory of the JD paint is that it was less forgiving, more likely to run and harder to get a consistent coverage. Just my opinion. I got it at a local Rona store which is a hardware chain up in Canada. Not all the stores carry it but I'm sure any Tremclad retailer could get it. Heres a link to the thread with the painted fender deck.
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Posted October 02, 2011 - 12:24 PM

Just worth noting for the peeps in the states: Tremclad brand paints are not available states-side but Rustoleum is.
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Posted October 02, 2011 - 04:07 PM

Just worth noting for the peeps in the states: Tremclad brand paints are not available states-side but Rustoleum is.


Sorry about that. I knew they were the same company but didn't realize that the Tremclad name was not used in the US. Thanks for picking up on that Trav1s.

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 06:57 AM

No worries Brian! Just got confuzzled a few times myself and wanted to clarify. Glad to hear it is working well for you.

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 07:31 AM

Brian,those covers look good.
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Posted October 03, 2011 - 04:29 PM

Thanks Maynard. Up close they are a bit rough but will do until I get time to really do the prep work properly. I hope to install them soon and take some photos but I am still trying to adjust the carb/governor to get rid of the surging issue. I'm almost there.




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