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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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painting cylinders

may be a dumbass question but I've been blacking out my 90 tour glide (looks sick for what it is but photos too big and ill post later). She's been around the block and looking pretty ragged and worn on the cylinders. Is there any way I can paint the cylinders without removing them? Can I tape and cover everything and spray it (blitz black) or is there a paint to use by hand (matte finish)? I dont want any shine at all and Ive seen people use some bad looking paint on them. Don't want to make them same mistake. Tearing her down to paint was a bitch and I'm trying to see if there is an easier method for the web-educated do-it-yourselfers. Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 09:30 PM
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good luck on that one bud. you need to take them off.

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HD has a spray paint in a can that I used on my soft tail a long time ago looked much better then the old chipping finish and it looked factory I would use it again.


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matte black header paint works great for this. and make sure you tape off EVERYTHING you don't want painted.

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Tape off everything and use Bar-B-Que paint. Worked real well for me

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 10:27 PM
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Painting motors and parts on a bike is no big deal and works just as good as tearing it down if not better (most times reinstalling parts will chip paint)

Just clean the hell out of it,.. and I mean gooooood. With a pressure washer, with degreasers, with scrub brushes, with putty knives,.. get that sucker spotless. Then tape off what you don't want painted, and go to town. A nice way to get your brushed fins,.. is just paint them with everything else. Once the paint is all dry, take a small sander with some 180 or 220 grit and sand the edges of your fins.

I've painted more motors in the bike,.. then I have out of the bikes. Infact most of the painting I have done on my road glide I did it with the parts still installed on the bike.



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When I did my softail a few years back I used a wrinkle finish heat paint from eastwood link below. It has been at least 5 years and it still looks great. As Chainsaw said clean clean and clean again before painting, after painting just sand the edges of the fins to get the proper finish.

http://www.eastwood.com/ew-wrinkle-p...sol-12-oz.html


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nice...didn't even think to sand the edges to get that look. thanks!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 04:31 PM
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Theres no need to remove or disassemble your engine. Just make sure you tape off everything you don't want a new coat of paint on. Oh and like others have said, depending on how well you prep the surface will determine how well it comes out.

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