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Old 27 April 2008, 17:29   #1
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Re Painting Leg Of Engine

I have a few scratches on my engine leg , and want to repaint. How can I get the paint shiny as origional, thanks
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Old 28 April 2008, 16:07   #2
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Take it to someone who can spray it properly!!
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Old 30 April 2008, 18:04   #3
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Thanks Turbodiesel for your advice , but what I was looking for was some information on whether to use Clear Lacquere or wet and dry sand paper, or rubbing compound or some other trade secret that someone would advise me, so thanks in advance for anyone who wishes to let me have some inside information
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It's all about preparation......
and being good at painting!
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I've found it difficult to match existing paint when doing touch ups on outboards or legs and have gotten the best result by repainting and entire section that is scratched, or even the entire leg. I've used Tri-lux paint in an aerosol can with good results, and learned that a good primer is necessary for it to last. Interlux makes a primer...here's what they have to say in their materials:

"Interlux Outboard and Outdrive Aerosol Primer is formulated for use on underwater areas of aluminum outdrives and outboards, prior to application of Tri-Lux II, Tri-Lux II Aerosol or Micron 33 Aerosol.

Outboard and Outdrive Aerosol Primer is a non bleeding, anticorrosive primer that provides an excellent barrier on metal surfaces, reducing galvanic corrosion."
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On a more serious note, when the outboards go in for a respray at work, they do use a Lacquere after they have been painted. I think its to give a good finish but its also to protect the paint and seems to make it last longer.
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On a more serious note, when the outboards go in for a respray at work, they do use a Lacquere after they have been painted.
Are you using the term Lacquer to mean actually lacquer (the type of paint) or in the more general clear-coat type of context?

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