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Motor Coater

Do you need to primer, or use a prep coating on the surface before apply Motor Coater?

For best results, always clean the surface to be coated with Motor Coater with KBS Klean and etch the surface with RustBlast.

PRO TIP: For a surface that is prone to rusting or pitted and coarse, RustSeal Gavanized Steel will smooth out the surface and prevent rust under the Motor Coater finish coat.

Please check out the complete Motor Coater Application Directions before you begin your project.

To apply Motor Coater with a spray gun, do I reduce, how much, and with what?

When spraying Motor Coater, spray pressures of 35-45 psi (250-330kpa) for siphon/pot guns and 25-35psi (170-250kpa) for gravity/top container guns are recommended. Thinning of 5-10% is normally adequate and use KBS #1 Thinner or Xylene only which are designed to be slower evaporating solvents which work extremely well with Motor Coater.

Please check out the complete Motor Coater Application Directions before you begin your project.

Does Motor Coater need to be heat cured or will it completely air cure after seven days?

Motor Coater does not need to be heat cured. Motor Coater is simply cured by ambient air.

If you want to speed the cure of Motor Coater, you can heat cycle it which means put the painted piece in the sun for an hour and then in the shade for an hour and repeat. This is not required, but it can speed the cure of Motor Coater if that is desired. Please only do this after an initial break-in cure time period of 12 hours.

Please check out the complete Motor Coater Application Directions before you begin your project.

Can Motor Coater be applied to brake calipers?

Motor Coater is an ideal paint for brake calipers which will make your calipers pop and stand out. Because Motor Coater is glossy and durable, it makes cleaning your calipers much easier. Motor Coater is good to 450F which is more than enough for calipers.

PRO TIP: It is a good idea to prime the prepped calipers with RustSeal to prevent rust on your brake calipers before you apply Motor Coater.

Please check out the complete Motor Coater Application Directions before you begin your project.

Is Motor Coater glossy and shiny?

Yes, Motor Coater is a glossy and shiny finish (with the exception of Velvet Black, which is designed to be a matte finish). If you want to get technical, Motor Coater measures 90-95 on a gloss meter measuring at a 60-degree angle.

Please check out the complete Motor Coater Application Directions before you begin your project.

Do I need anything special on bare aluminum prior to using Motor Coater?

There is no special prep required to apply Motor Coater to aluminum. Clean the aluminum surfaces well with KBS Klean. Then apply Motor Coater.

Motor Coater adheres very well to aluminum surfaces.

Please check out the complete Motor Coater Application Directions before you begin your project.

What is the maximum temperature Motor Coater can handle?

Motor Coater is good to 450F which is more than enough for water cooled engines, oil pans, transmissions, calipers, etc. Motor Coater is guaranteed not to burn off!

PRO TIP: If you need a coating good to at least 1200F for exhaust or any surface that gets that hot, XTC is a superior high temperature coating that is good to 1200F.

Please check out the complete Motor Coater Application Directions before you begin your project.

How can Motor Coater be applied to an oil pan? Prep required?

Motor Coater is ideal for coating an oil pan. The process for application is the same as applying Motor Coater to an engine making sure you do a great job of prepping the oil pan.

PRO TIP: It is a good idea to prime the prepped oil pan with RustSeal to prevent rust before you apply Motor Coater.

Please check out the complete Motor Coater Application Directions before you begin your project.

Will Motor Coater work on other car parts like spindle, upper A arms, etc.?

Yes, Motor Coater is an excellent automotive, exterior grade UV stable coating that adheres well to a variety of surfaces and provides a beautiful, durable finish. Most people prime those prepped surfaces with RustSeal to provide rust protection and then coat over RustSeal with Motor Coater.

PRO TIP: If you want to add to the durability, wait for the Motor Coater to fully cure (7 days) and then clear coat with DiamondFinish Clear.

Please check out the complete Motor Coater Application Directions before you begin your project.

Looking to brush Motor Coater and wanted to know what type of thinner is needed?

When brushing Motor Coater, thinning is not generally required, but if needed, 5-10% is normally adequate. Use KBS #1 Thinner or Xylene only, which is a slow evaporating solvent.

PRO TIP: When brushing Motor Coater, please brush it on in thin coats and let the brush marks flow out. If you brush over an area over and over again forcing the solvents out, you run the risk of the brush marks not flowing out as well they are designed to flow out.

Please check out the complete Motor Coater Application Directions before you begin your project.

Is Motor Coater UV resistant?

Yes, Motor Coater Engine Enamel is UV stable and designed to be exposed to sun on a consistent basis.

Motor Coater is an exterior grade coating that will hold its deep, rich color and gloss when consistently exposed to sunlight.

Please check out the complete Motor Coater Application Directions before you begin your project.

I will be coating my marine engine with Motor Coater, but have some rust spots on the iron die-cast manifold. How would you recommend I prepare this spot before applying the Motor Coater Engine Paint?

It would be best to clean the entire marine engine with KBS Klean. Then, you can treat the rust spots with RustBlast. After you have cleaned the engine and treated the rust spots with RustBlast, then you will paint the marine engine with Motor Coater.

You can find complete directions for the Motor Coater Kit here: http://www.kbs-coatings.com/motor-coater-info.html