After I completed all my bead blasting and powder coating this past weekend, I then remembered my poor rusty motor cover. Luckily, it didn’t take much to set things up again, but it was annoying that I didn’t remember it before now.
Here are a few photos of the motor cover fresh off of Ms. Rusty.
I soaked the cover in Evapo-rust overnight to get rid of as much surface rust as possible. I then took a stiff bristled brush to it to remove all the loose paint on the surface. Surprisingly, the Evapo-rust removed quite a bit of the paint from the outside but left the inside surface completely intact. I have been a bit concerned that the Evapo-rust was eating away at some of the paint, but this piece showed me it is just eliminating the rust that the paint was stuck to. If there is no rust, the paint is unaffected.
Because the inside of the motor cover is in such good shape, I bead blasted only the outer surface. The piece was then put through the powder coating process and here is the result.
So far, it’s easy to say I’m a big fan of powder coating