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post #1 of 21 Old 06-07-2011, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Stripping Engine Gold Questions

Alright so time to display my complete ignorance of the engine



Heres a pic of both sides of my 700. I really don't like the gold paint they put on it because its kinda ugly (to me) and my riding boots scrape it pretty badly. I was thinking of trying to remove the color so its the same color as the rest of the engine

So my question is two parts. Firstly, will paint remover take that crap off? (just leaving it plain aluminum color). Any reason I should not do this? What about the heat shield on the exhaust? Or is there some other easier way?

And secondly, if I can strip them somehow can I take those two big side cover pieces off to do it? I have almost no clue whats under them except I think a bunch of buff hamsters on treadmills. Is it hard to do? I figure a full oil change is in order but thats fine

Was thinking of doing this some weekend if its possible but really wasn't sure if I could

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what I did for the heat shield was take it off and paint it black with rustoleum high heat paint. It was on there for about 8 months started to get a little scratched up took it off hit it with a wire-wheel and repainted it.

I also made the dumbass attempt at painting the engine parts that you are talking about the same way and in a few rides most of the paint chiped off and was rubbed off by my boot.

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If you want to change the color of the side covers, the best way to do it is take them off and have them powdercoated whatever color you want. the powdercoatstays on really well but will still scuff off with your boots eventually tho. ps; powdercoat will even work on exhaust, it takes heat real well
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If you like the bare aluminum look just get a dremel tool and buff the coating off. After you get it off you can get a polishing kit for the dremel and polish the covers. I think it'd look pretty cool polished.

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Yeah bare or polished would be the way to go. If you paint or powdercoat. Your boots will just rub it of again.
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Steel wool and mother aluminum polish work well to start. Dremel works great for finish and you can make it look like a mirror if you have the patience.


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Friend did it on his, he used paint stripper i believe and mothers along with a Dremel, came out good.

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I have some polishing equipment and was thinking of a real good polishing on some parts of the motor. Just an idea, don't know how it would turn out.


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Polish it and paint the Honda in black or red.
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Thanks for the responses. Think I'll give it a try at some point, I have a dremel so I might take a trip to Acehardware and get some polishing compound and give it a try some weekend

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Polish it and paint the Honda in black or red.
I rather like this idea ... might do it

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Big Gun EVO r Exhaust
Uni Filter, L8ton Racing 9/16" Sway Bar
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22" Kenda Kutters all around (dirt)

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