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    Question /2 advice for exterior of engine

    I'm restoring a 1967 /2 and am wondering if anyone has advice on a coating for engine case to keep it clean after I have it blasted with dry ice? was told that high heat clear coat will turn yellow after a while.Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Cannonball Rider #52 darrylri's Avatar
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    It will turn yellow. A local rider did this and it isn't very pretty. It didn't take all that long, either.

    The usual advice is to rub the cases down with WD-40 every now and again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrylRi View Post
    It will turn yellow. A local rider did this and it isn't very pretty. It didn't take all that long, either.

    The usual advice is to rub the cases down with WD-40 every now and again.
    Thanx for the reply may try this.seems you can use wd-40 for everything!!

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    Silcone spray

    I use Silcon spray on my 1974 R75/6 engine cylinders.

    Any hardware store has it:

    http://www.ehow.com/about_6713943_us...one-spray.html

    1974 R75/6 W Sidecar
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    There is a better product for this than WD-40. It is called Gibbs brand penetrant. Works way better & also does not affect surfaces you want to paint as much as WD-40. It has been used in the Hot Rod industry for a while now. A friend told me he has even painted over it, though I have not tried it. I used it on my magnesium American Racing spokes wheels with great results, it did not need the constant attention to re-use that WD-40 did.

    http://www.roadsters.com/gibbs/

    Order some, you will not be diappointed.

    John.

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    I never done anything

    I have ridden my R 60US for about ten years and it is still very clean since the restoration. The trick is to never let dirt or oil sit on the crank case for any length of time, I use de-chlorinated brake cleaner and sometimes I will rub just a little WD 40 onto it just do it with clean hands or you will make it dirty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85K100LT View Post
    I use Silcon spray on my 1974 R75/6 engine cylinders.

    Any hardware store has it:

    http://www.ehow.com/about_6713943_us...one-spray.html

    Thanx , I plan on keeping very clean so I will try all of the advice I have received and see what works best for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStrube View Post
    There is a better product for this than WD-40. It is called Gibbs brand penetrant. Works way better & also does not affect surfaces you want to paint as much as WD-40. It has been used in the Hot Rod industry for a while now. A friend told me he has even painted over it, though I have not tried it. I used it on my magnesium American Racing spokes wheels with great results, it did not need the constant attention to re-use that WD-40 did.

    http://www.roadsters.com/gibbs/

    Order some, you will not be diappointed.

    John.
    Sounds great I will try to get some.

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