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I just got mine back from the shop, all bead blasted and looking like new. I'm considering clearcoating with Duplicolor engine enamel clear, which has a heat tolerance of 500 degrees. http://www.duplicolor.com/products/engine.html.. Several people have used the paint and seem to have good results.

Has anyone done this? The reason I'd do it would be so I could clean it up more easily in the future. Do you think this would be the case, since the surface isn't perfectly smooth?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Shawn
 

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DON"T put it on heavy enough to look pretty, just enough to have full even coverage. That stuff WILL yellow on cylinder heads if it's the least bit thick.
 

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I agree. I painted my '71 CL350 and it looked great. Took it to Mid-Ohio and rode it around. When I got back to my spot it looked like someone had spit tobacco all over the motor. I had to strip it all off and start over. Not fun! The reason it turns brown are the gases trying to escape through the layers of paint. I had a good 'ol boy that restores XS-650's tell me that he bakes his cylinders in an old Bar-BQ at 175 for a 1/2 hour. He would let it cool and repeat the process one more time. I have had luck with Eastwoods Alumi-Blast paint. It's a nice silver. I would love to find out what silver paint others are using. I have a few NOS side covers for my Bomber and have never found a paint that looks like the original.
 

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I was going to do my side cases, cam chain tensioner, cam case top, and cam chain tensioner. Hopefully they won't turn yellow.
 
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