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Old 10-30-2019, 02:43 PM
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Default Can I paint the gas tank and engine cover of my 212 predator?

My go kart has a 212 predator. The engine cover and gas tank are currently blue, but I want to paint them yellow. I'm going to be using rust-oleum spray paint and the label says that it is ok on surfaces 200 degrees fahrenheit and less. Will either of these pieces exceed that temperature? And is there any other problem with painting those surfaces that you can think of?

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Old 10-30-2019, 02:46 PM
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You certainly can. regular spray paint will have no trouble holding up to the temperature, but remember most paints are not gasoline resistant. without an automotive grade clear coat on the tank, spilled gas will easily strip the paint off of it.
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You certainly can. regular spray paint will have no trouble holding up to the temperature, but remember most paints are not gasoline resistant. without an automotive grade clear coat on the tank, spilled gas will easily strip the paint off of it.
Awesome! Thanks! And I'll definitely look into an automotive grade clear coat.
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Honestly... I tremclad my blower housing.. like 10+years ago... Its still fine....
I dont spill gas all over it.. but it looks fine..
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:19 PM
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Honestly... I tremclad my blower housing.. like 10+years ago... Its still fine....
I dont spill gas all over it.. but it looks fine..
Good to know! Thanks!
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I'd scuff the paint for best adhesion--lightly sand with 200-300 grit.

What's tremclad?
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I'd scuff the paint for best adhesion--lightly sand with 200-300 grit.

What's tremclad?
I'm definitely gonna be sanding it. Also here's a little description of Tremclad https://www.rustoleum.ca/product-cat...rands/tremclad
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Sorry, but I have bad news for you, your paint will drip right off your tank and engine...

Reason you ask? Because you posted your picture sideways...yup...it will run right off in that direction...never fails...it happens every single time!!!
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Sorry, but I have bad news for you, your paint will drip right off your tank and engine...

Reason you ask? Because you posted your picture sideways...yup...it will run right off in that direction...never fails...it happens every single time!!!
LOL! Good one! Do you actually know how to fix this problem? Cause it keeps rotating my photos 90 degrees, but when you open the image itís upright.
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