Painting the Engine

This post continues the engine rebuild, the previous post can be found here.

As of that last post, I had all of the necessary fixes finished and ordered all of the remaining parts.  The parts came in but before I could reassemble, I needed to paint everything.

For color I had originally planned on painting it silver/metallic much like the original color Yanmar uses.  However, the more I thought about it the more I wanted to paint it something more unique and entertaining.  I spent so much damn time rebuilding this thing, might as well make it look cool.  I pondered some darker colors but realized that it needs to be light and bright so that problems can be seen easier (leaks and whatnot).  Since I had the whole thing taken apart already, I might as well mix it up and have some parts different colors.

I ended up choosing a pattern of yellow with aluminium color parts.  I used Dupli-Color Self-Etching Primer as the base coat, important for aluminium surfaces.  I stuck with the same brand and used Dupli-Color High Temperature Engine Enamel for the paint job.

Before painting every surface was meticulously cleaned.  I also tried to get most of the original chipping paint off that I could.  Painting was rather easy, the hard part was getting everything taped off correctly so that no mating surfaces were painted and everything was protected against that paint that needed to be.  Just followed the directions on the cans of primer and paint, and let it rip:

Priming:

Painting:

With everything painted, it was then time for reassembly!

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4 Responses to Painting the Engine

  1. Fred Facker says:

    Nice job painting. Is yellow a stock Yanmar color? When I rebuilt my Kubota, I left the block the factory color and spent days trying to find the right color “green” color to paint the bellhousing, transmission, heat exchanger, etc. It turned out that green color was called “Kubota blue” which was quite confusing.

  2. Jason says:

    Its nice Kubota rebuilt engines pictures. The yellow one looks great to me.

  3. Kubota engine parts says:

    Thanks for the share such wonderful images.

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