Golden Egg - Yamaha seca II 600

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Golden Egg - Yamaha seca II 600

Post by Bigfeet51 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:13 am

I've been on this forum since last year and haven't started a project thread so here I go. I own two Seca's and this is the first one I bought and want to keep no matter what. I want to paint the frame black but want a different color for the fairings.....any ideas? It sucks not having a garage so I want to complete this project by October.

Started stripping the bike Saturday 24th
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Didnt want to strip her down to bare metal. I've always been told that keeping the paint on with a good sanding job was always a good primer....I may be wrong. Has anyone sand/soda blast an engine before? I need some advice on ways of cleaning this engine

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Re: Green Goose

Post by 1Oldman » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:12 am

How about a bronze metal flake as seen on the Ducati here;
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sit ... e&tbm=isch
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Re: Green Goose

Post by Bigfeet51 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:21 am

1Oldman wrote:How about a bronze metal flake as seen on the Ducati here;
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sit ... e&tbm=isch

I like it, I like it a lot...lol. What about the rims? I will be keeping the engine silver because black engines in my opinion seems harder to detect leakage on the outer parts of the engine.

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Re: Green Goose

Post by 1Oldman » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:22 am

Bigfeet51 wrote:
1Oldman wrote:How about a bronze metal flake as seen on the Ducati here;
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sit ... e&tbm=isch

I like it, I like it a lot...lol. What about the rims? I will be keeping the engine silver because black engines in my opinion seems harder to detect leakage on the outer parts of the engine.
Agree about the engine but not sure about the rims. I think the bronze on the rims might be too much. As you have a black frame, I think black wheels might look good. Maybe you can get somebody to photo shop it.
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Re: Green Goose

Post by Bigfeet51 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:51 pm

I remember Radare giving me this advice about painting the engine and I may use this method instead of soda blasting ($125.00)

radare wrote:I scrubbed my '97's engine with degreaser and then dish soap and made sure it was impeccably clean. Then I scuffed every square inch of it with a 220-grit scotchbrite pad to remove oxidation and blend-out the old paint. Finished by masking and spraying.

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Re: Green Goose

Post by 1Oldman » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:10 pm

That is one nice looking engine. Just set that up on a crate in your living room to stare at while you work on the rest of the bike. :brow:
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Re: Green Goose

Post by Bigfeet51 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:25 pm

I agree with you, Oldman....lol.

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Re: Green Goose

Post by Bigfeet51 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:15 am

I prepped the engine for cleaning.

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Re: Green Goose

Post by MisterX » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:09 am

The engine is looking good. Before I painted mine, I spent hours (many, many hours) cleaning and scrubbing. Its a lot of hard work, but I know you'll be pleased with the final result.
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Re: Green Goose

Post by Bigfeet51 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:21 am

MisterX, what did you do to prep your engine for painting?

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