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Laquering engine components

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by toopy, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. toopy

    Z Club Member

    I have a shiny new starter motor and alternator, and to keep them looking bling for as long as possible i plan to laquer them before fitting.
    I don't really want to start disassembling brand new parts, so if i tape up the wiring connections, is it ok to then spray the laquer with the assumption that some will enter the case via the vents on the alternator?
  2. AliK

    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    No no and no!!!! Don't do it man!

    The PO did that on my car and the alt was messed up!!!

    My alt of 6 years still looks OK don't get too fussy! Or if you do want to do the pulley / fan just use an impact wrench and take it off - it's super easy to do.
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2019
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  3. Huw

    Z Club Member
    Staff Member

    Wouldn’t recommend it, lacquer will go yellow with heat and age and look like you had a wee over everything unless you uses a high temp two pack type. Even they look shabby over time.

    Best way to keep it shiny is to wipe it over with a light oil (WD40 ) every time you clean the car.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019
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  4. toopy

    Z Club Member

    I have some proper VHT stuff, so i may do most of the starter and as recommended, just the fan on the alternator.
  5. AliK

    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    Now I know why your fan belt is always slipping :EXTRAlol:

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