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Old 04-25-2007, 01:18 AM   #1
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The alternator am getting to replace my bad one. I want to paint it to match my color scheme am going with. Now is there anything I should tape off to make sure I don't mess up the alternator? Thanks Nick
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I wouldn't paint it with Spray paint. But I could see painting it with a small art type paint brush to be sure nothing got inside.
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I painted mine about 4 years ago (my Mr. Alternator 160 amp alt). I spent about 2 hours masking everything meticulously. What I couldn't mask, I carefully stuffed full of paper towel scraps.
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2 hours masking it all off or 2 hours with a tiny brush. you choose
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Or 30 minutes with a brush. I've painted both of mine with engine paint and a brush. It didn't take that much time, and it looks great and is durable.

You can see the alternator of my first Bonne below.

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series 2 alternators have a LOT more crevices in them

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