BMW F650 Forums banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
hi all, I have a 1994 Funduro with a badly coroded left hand engine cover which I need to re-paint, I have limited experience in mechanics...how easy is it to remove the cover paint and re-fit. Its really letting my bike down and cant afford to pay someone!

Matt
 
G

·
hi all, I have a 1994 Funduro with a badly coroded left hand engine cover which I need to re-paint, I have limited experience in mechanics...how easy is it to remove the cover paint and re-fit. Its really letting my bike down and cant afford to pay someone!

Matt
Hiya Matt, The left side cover is in two sections if the same as my GSD, Water pump housing and clutch cover, If its the water pump part of the cover you may have to drain the oil & coolant from the engine, if it's the clutch part of the cover you will need to drain the engine oil, mark the position of the small clutch lever which lifts up, can be very tight and also remove the fiddly oil pipe in the way, check the chain gangs web site for help and advise,
For painting I would consider using a specialist to powder coat the corroded cover, I am sure now that I have started commenting on concern you should now also get some more help and advice
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
383 Posts
I read somewhere that hammerrite smooth "smoothrite" silver is a very close colour match . I could be wrong tho.....Tosh.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Painting the corroded engine covers.

Hello buddy, if this is of any help....

I've recently been completely refurbishing my wifes bike, including doing both engine covers (generator/sprocket and clutch). I used a alloy wheel acrylic based aerosol paint which I then cured in the oven at about 100degC so its pot hard and chemical resistant...but like the other guys have said its a lot of work to remove, including dropping the coolant, oil, disonnecting cables etc etc that if you're not totally comfortable doing, I would avoid. I bought some old casings from ebay then spent time doing the job right before fitting then on an engine service as I was doing the oil anyways...but its worth considering that once you've removed all the corroded paint and oxidisation that you'll may want to consider using a filler to smooth over the casings as they'll resemble orange peel if not!!!

Personally I would just attack the corrosion and bubbled paint with a wire brush, and then use a brush and a good quality primer over coated with thick acrylic based paint.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
225 Posts
engine covers

hi all, I have a 1994 Funduro with a badly coroded left hand engine cover which I need to re-paint, I have limited experience in mechanics...how easy is it to remove the cover paint and re-fit. Its really letting my bike down and cant afford to pay someone!

Matt
Hi Matt ,
No need to dismantle your engine cover , i painted mine over a year ago and its still ok . I scraped all the loose paint off my engine in place and then used a wire brush on an electric drill , parts you cant do with the drill just use some emery paper . Then apply two coats of hammerite smooth silver paint and it will look great . Only cost is a tin off paint and a brush .
johnny R
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top