Originally Posted by zmaxmotorsports
What do you guys recommend for painting air cooled aluminum motorcycle engines that will last?
I like the wrinkle paint on engine cases but want something that lasts more than a season without having to be stripped and redone,The powder coating guy I use for stuff here locally says he can powder coat the cases to look that way but Im not sure how well it will hold up
I don't know about wrinkle, but I used Krylon satin black engine paint for the black parts of the engine on my CR480, and it held up well. The key is prep work! Needs to be super clean, and lightly sanded, then cleaned again. I spray the parts down with brake cleaner and let them sit overnight to dry well. Then spray them, and let them dry well before getting them near dirt or oil.
Engine parts get pretty warm on a bike, so need to use the proper paint or it will flake off.