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Another basket case project, but with potentially a different end goal! 2 months 3 days ago #21463

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Thank you. I will bear that in mind.

I am still weeks away from fitting it and I have a torque wrench and the settings in the manual. Having said that, I have also not yet decided on what bolts to use, stainless, black alloy or the ones that came off the bike after I have cleaned them up. I have read elsewhere that stainless have different torque settings.....

No one ever said it was not going to be interesting! :-)

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Another basket case project, but with potentially a different end goal! 2 months 1 day ago #21480

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Right, I am in deep trouble!

I stuck the cover back into the oven to bake it at 200C rather than 160 after Motip advised to do so to attempt hardening it off properly. It was in for just under an hour and then my wife came back from work and asked what is that smell!

... oops. Had to fess up and air the house and promise never to use the oven for parts again... :-(

Good news is that the paint has hardened up nicely and the clear has not been affected. So result! ..of sorts..

I'll now polish out the clear bit that I fingered too quickly and re-spray.

Then next on the list are sanding the other parts, painting and then finding another oven somewhere!

Wish me luck.

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Another basket case project, but with potentially a different end goal! 2 months 1 day ago #21481

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McBoney wrote: Right, I am in deep trouble!

I stuck the cover back into the oven to bake it at 200C rather than 160 after Motip advised to do so to attempt hardening it off properly. It was in for just under an hour and then my wife came back from work and asked what is that smell!

... oops. Had to fess up and air the house and promise never to use the oven for parts again... :-(

Good news is that the paint has hardened up nicely and the clear has not been affected. So result! ..of sorts..

I'll now polish out the clear bit that I fingered too quickly and re-spray.



Then next on the list are sanding the other parts, painting and then finding another oven somewhere!

Wish me luck.

Paul[/quote


If you were married to my wife, you'd be buying a new oven for your house and taking the old oven out to your new living accommodations in the garage.:S

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Another basket case project, but with potentially a different end goal! 2 months 11 hours ago #21486

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A reflection came to my mind reading about the 'baking' of parts in a kitchen oven. It's too late now, but I've read that painted parts shouldn't be cured in kitchen ovens because during the process the paint creates toxic off gas which leaves behind particles that can't be removed even with ventilation and over time. In other words, although it's invisible, it renders ovens not good for making food. That stopped me from executing the same plan. I hope I didn't open a can of worms, but that's what I heard.
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Another basket case project, but with potentially a different end goal! 1 month 4 weeks ago #21487

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I did ask the question of the Motip paint technical guy and he did not say whether or not it was detrimental to the oven, but I am taking no more chances... no more domestic oven to bake painted parts, my garage is too small to move in to. I'll have to find something else, or be very careful with the painted bits until the engine runs and through its heat can cure the paint.

Latest is that I have prepped the cylinder top, tub and head for paint (what a pain!). Once the rain stops, I can move the car out of the garage to create room to spray paint the bits. Pics attached, also from the underside to show the condition of the gears etc - for the other thread.

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Another basket case project, but with potentially a different end goal! 1 month 3 weeks ago #21553

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Ok, result!

After de-greasing I popped the bits onto my outside work table and spray painted them using rattle cans. It was a completely still day with great sunshine and the temperature was around 18 degrees C, so perfect for outside painting.

Now they will go into an industrial oven big enough to house these large bits (not mine at home!) to bake at 200C for an hour and then the paint should be rock hard. Only the grey bits will then get a clear coat over them to make then shiny, but overall I am very pleased with the result.

For people who want to know: the silver is Aluminium Engine Enamel from Simoniz and the grey is Dark Anthracite heat resistant from Motip.

Now I need to start thinking about taking the crankcase apart to replace the primary and secondary chains, or get someone else to do that... and then paint that - finding an oven big enough for that will be a challenge.... I may just leave curing to when the engine is running...

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