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Offline Firestorm

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Waterpump Paint?
« on: January 13, 2018, 15:44:24 »
Has anyone managed to match the colour on the Wee engine cases. I want to touch up the waterpump housing and don't want to take it off. Ta!

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Re: Waterpump Paint?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 16:01:36 »

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Re: Waterpump Paint?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 16:26:10 »
I used Halfords Silver Wheel Paint.
http://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=23532.msg230537#msg230537

Have you considered going matt black?
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Re: Waterpump Paint?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 18:28:00 »
Masked mine off and did it matt black. Doesn't look too bad at all.

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Re: Waterpump Paint?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 18:55:26 »
Have you thought of Raptor paint ???.

I saw it at a show I was at in April. ... Bloody good stuff .... Heat and chip resistant. ... I'm still considering doing my panels in the stuff.
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Re: Waterpump Paint?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 23:23:19 »
Thanks for the replies Folk. I don't really want to go Matt Black - at least not yet. I think I'm going to try Autotek Steel Wheels as it'swell.... a little less silver! I'm going to paint the Chain Adjuster plates with it so it won't be a waste if it doesn't match. Will post the results as it seems to be very difficult paint to match.

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Re: Waterpump Paint?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 00:05:29 »
If you really go for it and strip it down, paint the Clutch cover and Water Pump with the same paint.

Simples.
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Re: Waterpump Paint?
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2018, 12:09:42 »
Vauxhall Titanium Pearl.
Not an exact match but very close, just bought a rattle can (HYCOTE) and its put up with the heat OK, only used it on the pump mind, other cases might get hotter.

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Re: Waterpump Paint?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2018, 17:08:42 »

Has anyone done a guide to stripping out both the clutch cover & water pump?
I'm tempted to do mine soon.

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Re: Waterpump Paint?
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2018, 17:13:28 »
There's not much to it, drain oil and coolant, remove rear brake pedal and anything else in the way and then remove all the bolts.

Depending on whether it's a Vee  or a Wee (it may be year dependant too), the Water Pump will either come straight off or the impeller will need to be removed from the inside of the Clutch cover (circlip).

Factor in replacing gaskets  :fix:
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Re: Waterpump Paint?
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2018, 19:30:36 »
The gaskets are what I was wondering about.... PITA to remove and not cheap to replace either (I suspect).
I may try to do them in-situ...


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Re: Waterpump Paint?
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2018, 19:40:21 »
You may get away with the Water Pump gasket but replace the other with an OE part. I have done a few and pattern gaskets have always needed attention to stop small leaks.
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Re: Waterpump Paint?
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2018, 11:57:25 »
Repainted my pump cover in situ, took one mounting bolt out at a time prepped the area around it then bolt back in, just work around in succession then mask it all up for spraying.
Disturbs as little as possible but you can still do a decent job.