Just wanted to say how happy I am with the results from my local vapour blaster. Would highly recommend for cleaning if anyone’s considering.
I have gone a more expensive route and had the pieces CeraKote'd. Satin Aluminum. Turns out that I didn't need to use the Vapor Blasting since to do CeraKote the pieces have to be media blasted with a specific grit for proper adherence. I could have cheated and just had the really bad pieces media blasted. Cost to CeraKote the entire engine? $800 but it is completely impervious to chemicals. This is where it's at todayDo you plan on painting these parts now with VHT paint?
Yeah, hurt the wallet a bunch. But I'll never have to deal with peeling paint even using a power washer. The Satin Aluminum CeraKote is very close to the original silver paint Honda used.That's pricey for the entire engine, but it will look good after the rest of the bike has rusted away from it