I am thinking about painting the jugs on my KZ750 B1 black. Can anyone recommend a good rattle can paint for this job? What about prep? What is the best way to clean the fins before spraying? Thanks for any input.
kawiwowi wrote: I am thinking about painting the jugs on my KZ750 B1 black. Can anyone recommend a good rattle can paint for this job? What about prep? What is the best way to clean the fins before spraying? Thanks for any input.
VHT *FLAME PROOF* HIGH TEMP paint, not just High Temp. I rattle canned my Honda (im thinking of doing my Kawa) and it came out great. Use Steel Wool grade 00 or Scotchbrite pad and clean the fins before painting.
Nessism wrote: PJ1 has a good reputation. I used VHT engine paint on my KZ750 engine and wouldn't use it again. It's brittle and not very fuel resistant.
Interesting, it was widely used in the uk but the the formulation changed here due to enviromental reasons. Its not what it used to be and is no longer the paint of choice. Everyone uses simomez tough paint satin black now. Needs very little prep and can go straight onto bare metal. Once cured it is fuel proof but that takes a month or two to fully cure.
Simoniz or Sperex tough satin black (Exactly the same paint with slightly different lables) works well or Wurth satin black and behaves just like the old PJ1 before they mucked up the formula.
Once it's been through a heat cycle it becomes oil and fuel resistant.
I have engines in regular use that are still looking good 10 years after they were painted.
Preparation is the key though and you need a clean oil free etched surface ( media blasted etc ) as a base for the best long lasting results.