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katsd
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PostSubject: Engine Blackout ??   Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:40 pm

As some of you are aware, Justins having his engine covers powder coated.  I was looking at mine yesterday, & the chrome on a couple of the casings looking a mite sorry for itself - the chrome's not the best, it's slightly pitted & TBH, I'm not a big chrome fan.

I'm thinking of having them powder coated matt black to match the rest of the stuff I had done, but I'm not sure whether it'd be too much black & whether having some chrome around the lower part works

Any thoughts ??

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PostSubject: Re: Engine Blackout ??   Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:49 pm

I think it would look spot on. But you might also have to lose the chrome  rad cover, and bright forks to really go for it,! sssmily
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PostSubject: Re: Engine Blackout ??   Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:51 pm

Then I'd have to do the yokes as well - fuck it, gonna buy a Victory Octane while there's still some around !!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Engine Blackout ??   Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:57 pm

Go for it without doubt! 'Black engines' save lives  Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Engine Blackout ??   Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:21 pm

That's a proven scientific fact SIM ?
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PostSubject: Re: Engine Blackout ??   Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:28 pm

Err  Embarassed  Statistics comprehensively prove 'silver' engine's are more dangerous! you show me otherwise  Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Engine Blackout ??   Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:28 pm

OR powder coat the chrome white! would look in keep with the rest of the bike
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PostSubject: Re: Engine Blackout ??   Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:08 pm

Matt white - hmm, could work.  Bitch to keep clean tho
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PostSubject: Re: Engine Blackout ??   Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:34 am

Powder coat will be easy to clean, quick blast with a pressure washer
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PostSubject: Re: Engine Blackout ??   Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:06 pm

hawktheslayer wrote:
OR powder coat the chrome white! would look in keep with the rest of the bike

Don't be stupid! Black every time ya pillock  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Engine Blackout ??   Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:32 pm

Matt black it is then !!!!  Mind you, I may wait till Justins come back to see how they look !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Engine Blackout ??   Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:56 am

Just have a look at any Pre 2010 M50. They all came out with black engine casings (admittedly more of a gloss than a matt). I much prefer the look.
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PostSubject: Re: Engine Blackout ??   Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:44 am

Dull dull dull! ignore the hardly riders! if its not black its not allowed in t'garage hyst
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PostSubject: Re: Engine Blackout ??   Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:48 am

So I popped my covers down to the powder-coaters the other day.  Initially I was going to go with matt-black (I know Justin, I know) - however, John, the owner tells me he has some matt-black that they're using for Harley exhausts.  Didn't think you could powder coat exhausts, but this is extra high temperature stuff.  Apparently, it has a textured, slightly rough finish - I'm guessing it's a bit like the finish on your engine Sim.  They're going to do me a sample to see if I want to go for that instead.

Slightly annoyingly, I'd dropped the plastic cover off with my cousin the evening before - rang him to put it on hold - he'd already done it that morning !!!  Bugger - but he reckons he can do a similar finish with paint so they match up.
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PostSubject: Re: Engine Blackout ??   Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:20 am

katsd wrote:
  Apparently, it has a textured, slightly rough finish - I'm guessing it's a bit like the finish on your engine Sim.  They're going to do me a sample to see if I want to go for that instead.

Yeah Dave it's slightly textured, 'wrinkle black' I think they call it, quite a nice finish but I should imagine it will go grubby over time if not kept on top of. 
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PostSubject: Re: Engine Blackout ??   Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:27 pm

That was my concern as well Sim - I reckon a bit of Hotspot Stove & Grate polish should bring it back
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