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Finally got all my parts for the engine rebuild, and had my carbs rebuilt and cerakoted to protect them a bit as well as make them look a little different. Don‘t worry about the old crappy filters, they were just for pics. I have to replace the throttle linkages too, as the carb guy used the incorrect ones but that’s not a big deal.E159DDAA-8B00-4893-996E-087916BD38AB.jpeg C48C6F8B-051E-43DC-B4EB-2C23EC4D0C6F.jpeg 9F709EA9-3171-4AA7-969F-4B0568DA3149.jpeg 5227C59A-EF79-4708-8839-6DA8DB429530.jpeg 4626E95E-04BD-4BF5-8A83-954D33305DBC.jpeg A0709C03-00CE-4F7F-9C2F-A9C2873D28A0.jpeg 2EE4797C-F7B9-4113-B852-3E72B4DCF92C.jpeg 847805A8-D1FF-496A-943B-883F0E559F75.jpeg 4910524C-1B2D-4EC3-AF82-65B0B5D2B8BA.jpeg 40701E2C-4E4C-44ED-8910-9EE083DE7E91.jpeg 0DAA3B23-1C6F-4B4E-BFBE-3BF39BEC695E.jpeg
 

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Also got to take my niece to her end of school formal in the bus.
 

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I love opening packets of new stuff!! It's weird how the air filters get all beat up. Mine are the same and I've never bent/knocked/dropped them, maybe it's heat?
I think mine got bent out of shape from tightening up the wing nuts too much as I didn’t want the filter caps to come off. That’ll teach me haha
 

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Wow to those carbys and manifolds. Tell me a little more about this ceracote, it’s a new one to me and it looks great and as you’ve said quite different too :)

Ozziedog,,,,,,,,,,,,and we all likes different, don’t we .:):cool::cool::)
Cerakote is the process of heating the cleaned surface and applying a coat of the cerakote before then baking it at a rather high temperature, similar to powder coating, only it’s a lot thinner and doesn’t add any thickness to the part being coated, as it’s a liquid, not a powder. It’s also very durable as I can clean the carbs with carby cleaner or anything similar and it won’t affect the finish.
 

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Wow to those carbys and manifolds. Tell me a little more about this ceracote, it’s a new one to me and it looks great and as you’ve said quite different too :)

Ozziedog,,,,,,,,,,,,and we all likes different, don’t we .:):cool::cool::)
I’m actually thinking of doing the cases too.
 

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🎄To good to be true. How does the ceramic coating hold up?
 

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🎄To good to be true. How does the ceramic coating hold up?
I’ve had it on a bunch of dirtbike parts as a factory coating and it holds up really well, apart from on the clutch covers where your boots are constantly rubbing against it, that’s when you wear it off after a period of time.

In this application there won’t be any rubbing so technically it should last as long as the bus, as it holds up against solvents like petrol and thinners etc.
 

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🎄To good to be true. How does the ceramic coating hold up?
This is on my 20 year old Husqvarna WR360 as you can see where my boots rub on the clutch cover it where’s through, but on the water pump cover it’s the same as the day the bike was assembled 20 years ago. 2292DFA9-2E67-4414-86C0-6C65F3F78991.jpeg A18F196E-4120-42C9-B987-2FC29B999A63.jpeg
 

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Think i’ll get me whole bus done in it then! 😆🌈👍
 
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