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Laquering engine components

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

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  1. toopy

    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

    AliK
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    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

    Huw
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    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

    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

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

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