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What paint to use?

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by lordtb, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Does any one know what paint is best to use on a brake master cylinder??

    On my project bike the seal is weeping and the paint has blistered off... any ideas on how to prepare the paint?

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  2. Any paint will do, just use an etch primer first. (It's aluminium right?) I like Wattyl Killrust, if your painting steel you don't need a primer.

    That looks like the paint has been exposed to brake fluid too, try not to do that after you paint or you'll have to paint it again.
     
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  3. I'd rub it back and not paint it at all...
     
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  4. I tend to do that too quite a bit, but it depends if you like the patina or not I guess. It's an honest look.
     
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  5. I think with time it will look very dull... but how would I prep/clean the surfaces??

    This thing has writing, bumps, dips and all sorts of interesting angles..
     
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  6. Soda blasting would be best, you can DIY with an air compressor & a $15 kit from super cheap. & Bi carb soda of course!

    I am about to start on my bike, it's pretty easy & cheap if you have an air compressor.
     
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  7. Brake fluid seems quite effective. :wink:
     
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