Yamaha RD250

The engine on my Yamaha RD250 features a lot of painted parts. This means that I have to take a different approach to restore the parts to "as new".


  • Clean the parts and use paint stripper to take the parts back to bare aluminium
  • Clean as required to remove paint stipper residue and remove any grease (fingerprints for example) that will stop the etch primer from bonding with the aluminium
  • Spray with acid etch primer
  • Spray with the base colour (black in this case)
  • Add any graphics and logos
  • Finish off with lacquer


You can see these processes in the gallery.


Yamaha RD250

What can be cleaned


  • Heads
  • Blocks
  • Gear Boxes
  • Cam Covers
  • Water Pumps
  • Carburettor Bodies
  • Manifolds
  • Nuts & Bolts
  • Plastic Engine Covers


  • Aluminium
  • Bronze
  • Magnesium
  • Titanium
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Certain Plastics



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