|Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 03:57 am: ||
I need to fix my stator cover. It is scraped up from my bro wrecking. I bought a can of engine paint, but i would like some advice on the prep work.
I talked to a guy at my dealer, he told me to prep it with it sand paper, start with 220 grit and work up to an ultra fine. He told me to get a parts brush and some starter fluid, he said spray the starting fluid to give the paint something to stick to.
Does this sound like good advice? I would like to hear from those of you that have repainted the case.
How do i remove the "puck" in the middle of the stator cover?
This is what the cover looks like now.
|Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 09:01 am: ||
Just pry it off.
It's held in place with an o-ring.
Underneath is a snap-ring and a plug, also held in by an o-ring.
Remove the snap-ring and use 2 small screwdrivers to lift the plug out.
Under the plug is the crank nut you use to turn the motor for valve check.
|Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 04:40 pm: ||
I know that i will have to pry it off, i am wondering what tool i should use. I don't want to damage the stator cover anymore then it is.
|Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 04:48 pm: ||
Starter fluid? I'd use prepsol or some other deglosser designed for paint prep. Starting fluid is essentially ether. Not something you want to be flooding your garage with. And I don't think it would actually do what you need it to do.
|Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 09:52 pm: ||
Wow, this brings back memories. Your stator cover looked just like mine before I fixed it. Wipe as much off with a rag as possible, then take some wax and grease remover and wipe it down real good, including the inside area behind the puck.
Now that you know what you're working with you'll want to work out the worst areas first, you can start with a small file, air grinder or some 80 grit and work it by hand if you don't trust yourself with the previous. Remember you just want to remove the deep cuts and "blend" these ribs back in with the contour they previously had.
You'll eventually work your way from 80, 320, 400, to 600.
I worked my cover on the bike also, because I just did NOT want to go through the hassle of taking it off.
|Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 01:11 am: ||
I was talking to the guy at my dealer, he said that i shouldn't use 80 grit. he told me to start at 220. i trust you more then him, i am just wondering why he would tell me not to use 80 grit?
did you just prep it with the greaser remover and the sand paper, or did you use prepsol or some other paint prep tool?
And how many coats did you put on?