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Paint Scheme - Engine Casings

Postby Stephen_Spencer » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:29 am

Hi Guys,

Not a technical question, but one of a minor aesthetics nature. I have seen several images of 961's with the 'Norton Logo' and 'N' on the engine casing painted black; it looks very effective. Google 'Norton 961 Paint Scheme' and several will pop up.

Has anybody on the forum had this done?

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Re: Paint Scheme - Engine Casings

Postby richard-7 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:31 am

Did that the week I got mine in 2014.

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Re: Paint Scheme - Engine Casings

Postby Stephen_Spencer » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:44 am

Thanks Richard, that's interesting,

What product and procedure did you use, noting that you painted over the clear protective coating of the engine covers.

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Re: Paint Scheme - Engine Casings

Postby richard-7 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:09 am

Engine covers are polished aluminum. There is NO protective coating on the engine unless it's black.
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I used I heat paint to paint my logos. Then took a day trip to cure it. Then polished a lot of it off to look worn.
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Re: Paint Scheme - Engine Casings

Postby richard-7 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:10 am

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Re: Paint Scheme - Engine Casings

Postby richard-7 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:13 am

I wonder what Year they will FIX the logo on the covers? Does anyone have the correct logo on their bikes covers?? I haven't seen any 2017 bikes yet... None in Canada for 2017 or 2015

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Re: Paint Scheme - Engine Casings

Postby glb » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:44 am

I did the same as Richard but painted mine in red. Its really easy with a cheap set of artists brushes.

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Re: Paint Scheme - Engine Casings

Postby TonyA » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:41 am

The fuel tank logo is the wrong one. The timing cover logo is ok. . The tank logo is missing the small t stroke. . Look at any old norton logo and you will see the small T stroke.
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Re: Paint Scheme - Engine Casings

Postby Raphi » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:34 am

Old bikes (before 2012) have the old logo (with t stroke) on their tank as well. I guess Stuart changed the logo...
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Re: Paint Scheme - Engine Casings

Postby richard-7 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:36 am

Stuart changed it to the one on the tank to make it his own. But on my bike, and all the ones ive seen, only the tank is new logo.
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Re: Paint Scheme - Engine Casings

Postby Britfan60 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:17 am

Hmmm. Never noticed that. Is that to avoid copyright infringement hassles like Triumph having to connect the T from the P instead of the H on the original logo?
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Re: Paint Scheme - Engine Casings

Postby Stephen_Spencer » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:54 pm

Thanks for your help Richard,

I was just wiping the engine casings down with the help of a little WD40 thinking that they had a protective coating on them. I have attacked them with some Ally polish and they have come up beautifully.

Wonder if anybody has tried gold paint on the engine case logos - that could look pretty good also.

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Re: Paint Scheme - Engine Casings

Postby BPHORSEGUY » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:56 am

Might look good but not vintage looking!

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Re: Paint Scheme - Engine Casings

Postby Britfan60 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:38 pm

Got a pick of the primary cover?
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