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    painted pump

    just bought a metal pump, just wondering do you guys or gals paint your pump. have a yellow sportster was thinking of color matching.

    any comments


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    Nope, never painted or thought of painting it.I have seen some guys paint theirs to match the colors of their skis..Isnt something that will improve performance,just bling...

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    is your pump the unfinished silver aluminum color??
    some pumps come powdercoated black.
    paint would be ok, but i wiould powdercoat it. much more durable, most motorcycle shops powdercoat stuff real cheap!!!

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    unfinished aluminum. dont feel like disasembeling pump, pretty sure they bake powder coating.
    prob paint it black to match the nozzel.

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    I dont know how well paint will hold up on it. I think the right thing to do is sandblast it and then powdercoat it...

    Im sure paint will flake off unless you use some heavy duty stuff.. and then it probably wont lay down as smooth as youd like it to.

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    Use Mercury Phantom Black spray paint, Its for merc outdrives so it should hold up on your pump. just make sure you prep & clean it good and you should be fine.

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    mercury outdrivr paint as mentioned requires prepping by sanding and then a primer etch coat to help it stick. works well if done properly we do our outdrive on the boat every year and it holds up nicely, and its in the water for 5 months a year!!!
    yes powdercoat needs to be baked on.
    requires you to totally disassemble it remove the guts, bearings seals etc...
    then they will prep and coat it, then bake it on.
    hey nobody said bling was easy or cheap!!! its cheap for the powdercoat, hours of labor to remove and reinstall is on you!!!

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    powdercoat will look the best by far, and can be done in any color you desire.
    paint will not look as good or last as long.
    imho, i would put the time and effort into more noticeabel improvements...
    like a kickazz stereo system, custom exhaust for hardcore offshore raceboat sound, hell spend the time/money at the waterfront bars gettin some honeys to come onboard for a ride.
    nothin like afew bikini babes to make your boat look awesome, then nobody is lookin at the pump anyways, its underwater up the azz of the ski, if they are lookin there and not above deck, they are gay!!!!! pump could becrusty corroded and covered in barnacles, as long as the boat still moves everyone is happy!!!

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