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Has anybody painted there valve cover and flywheel cover on a crf450r 2008

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Just wondering if anybody has painted there valve cover and flywheel cover as mine look quite rough any help would be appreciated cheers

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Painted engine covers on a MX bike will look like yours currently do in just a few riding hours. Valve cover will last.

BTW, you are missing a critical engine mount bolt.

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49 minutes ago, William1 said:

BTW, you are missing a critical engine mount bolt.

^^^^^^   This.    :prof:

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I've been doing that to all my bikes since the 70's. valve covers, heads, clutch covers, stator covers. Just my ID I guess, people know thats my bikes, some are powder coated, some paint. Ignition covers are black also, just don't have a picture of that side.20170320_214414.png20160902_172247.jpg

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They need to be powder coated if you want it to last. I did a set wrinkle black and painted in the letters with a red touch up pen for cars.

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It took me 11 cans of silver to get the perfect match on the older honda  230, 150, 1oo like motors. But my match is good. I often hit mine to keep them looking better. It does not last. Wear will wear again. But the more brownish color of say... the 250x, I have never tried to match

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Paint will. Never last. I sandblast mine then acid dip them. It gives them a longer lasting charcoal grey look. Learned it from a few factory mechanics.

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