For those who love motorcycles, it has become increasingly common to restore the engine to bring it to its former glory.

To begin to approach this sector we will divide the painting of the engine into various phases so that it is clearer how to choose the right paints and how to behave in order to obtain a result worthy of a professional.

STEP 1: Understand the state of wear of the engine

Before we start painting the engine we need to analyze its condition.

First, see if the engine is already painted. In the case of old paint that is peeling, bubbles on the surface or the presence of rust, the engine has aged but the paint is still semi-good.

For a more precise observation, let's degrease the engine (just take it to a common car wash) so as to better understand its condition.

STEP 2: Recognize the problems

Recognizing the problems helps to understand how to proceed in choosing the products and which technique to use to restore everything in the best possible way.

Write down what defects you find on the engine before moving on to the next step.

STEP 3: Solve the problem and prepare the substrate for painting

The most common problems can be solved in three different ways:

1) we can sand the whole engine or just the affected areas with more or less rough abrasive paper. Alternatively we can even use a hose with abrasive disks, but this requires dexterity and knowledge of the medium.

2) More professional alternative would be to disassemble the components to professionally sandblast it and have it painted with epoxy powder primer.

3) The last method (as well as the most common) is to sandblast the pieces or sand them manually, taking care to always wear latex gloves. Then continue by immediately applying the Kustom Service high temperature engine primer. This primer exists both in the 1K spray version and in the professional 2K version for bodywork gun use.

STEP 4: Application of the primer

Applying the primer is quick and easy. It takes just a few minutes with both the spray version and the 2K liquid version.

Once applied, the engine can remain in this condition for up to a year as the primer protects it from oxidation.

The best thing, however, is to paint it within an hour with Kustom Service engine paint. In this way without having to sand, the two paints will become a single body and will be much more resistant.

STEP 5: Please wait

To get the best possible result you have to wait 7 days in winter and 2 in summer. This causes the paint to settle and become stronger, so your engine will be impervious to gasoline and other agents.

These were the five steps to painting your engine to bring it back to its former glory. If you have any other questions, you can contact us on 334-2272665.