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Wondering is I can paint enine with heads still on or should I break down and if I break down is it easy to do and the reinstall. The engine is already out cam cover off. Please help
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You can always just be careful and spray paint the engine, use high temp engine paint, but for best result I would break it down and have it powder coated, last longer and more durable
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Yes it's possible, I've seen several on here and on chop cult. Try doing a search for for barbeque (bbq, oven, high temp) paint etc. Also called murdered out or blacked out sometimes. I've seen some good looking examples and some that may convince you to go another route. The black bike bible thread may have several.
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Even though your motor is already out, you don't need to remove it to paint it. I did this one with barbecue paint in 86. Painted the motor and frame without removing it.

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Does anybody have videos or pics of prepping and painting there engine?
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Use plastic bags to mask large areas. Vaseline can be put on small parts to protect from overspray. The VHT spray paint with ceramic holds up to heat well.

That is what is called a rattlecan rebuilt motor. BTW, none of my bikes have engines - they all have motors. Just can't get useta callin' 'em "enginecycles"!!
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Lol thanks yea motor does sound more manly
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Went and got my sand paper 400 800 1500 and so polish so I'm going to start with the cam cover any tips send them my way as this is my first time.
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Are you painting or polishing?

Put a shot of dishwashing soap in the water and use a lot of it when sanding. It's gonna be messy! It sure is a lot easier when you can remove the parts yer polishing. Good luck and post pics.
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I'm going to polish heads and covers and flat black engine with paint
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