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Old 02-11-2018, 09:36 AM
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I got a small nick (about the size of a pea) on one of my Yamaha engines covers. Not bad, but really jumps out on the white.

Can you use touch up paint on these ?
Old 02-11-2018, 09:39 AM
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Sure that its powder coat? Aren't those things fiber of some sort?
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Powder coating is for things made of metal. Your cowlings are painted. You can certainly use touch up paint on them. (for that matter, you could use touch-up paint on powdercoat if you wanted)
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You guys are correct. The metal areas on the center console are powder coated. The engine covers must be a fiber material. Can it be painted ?
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Engine covers are fiberglass. Yes you can touch them up, may or may not look worse than the nick.
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Pretty sure it's already been painted. You will need to find out who did it and get the touch up paint from them.
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If they are Yamaha covers, they have already been painted.
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Try and get the matching paint.

Take blue masking tape and tape as close to the crack as you can leaving as little good paint showing as possibly. Touch up the scratch then remove the paint.

If the paint doesn’t match it will probably stick out worse than the scratch as stated above.
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Originally Posted by Flot View Post
Powder coating is for things made of metal. Your cowlings are painted. You can certainly use touch up paint on them. (for that matter, you could use touch-up paint on powdercoat if you wanted)
That's not true at all fiberglass can be powder coated at a lower temperature my powder coat guy I use has a contract with a cross bow manufacturer he powder coats them and they are made out of fiberglass.
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Originally Posted by suzuki140 View Post
That's not true at all fiberglass can be powder coated at a lower temperature my powder coat guy I use has a contract with a cross bow manufacturer he powder coats them and they are made out of fiberglass.
Interesting, I wonder how they get the negative charge to get the powder to stick.
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I guess I've lived in south Florida too long..I read the header differently......
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
I guess I've lived in south Florida too long..I read the header differently......
I was thinking the same thing!

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