You may remember our post from this winter where we showed you a Custom Powder Coating Project by Eastwood Product Engineer Evan on his 2004 Honda 450R. He’s nearly done with the project, but we wanted to show you some of his progress along the way of the full build.
Evan wanted to get his engine and drivetrain looking as good as his chassis, so he decided to use the Eastwood Small Job Media Blasting Kit to blast each part as he disassembled it. The before and after pics are pretty amazing and the soda didn’t damage any of the engine parts that need to remain at a tight tolerance.
Then Evan put the long block into the chassis as he waited on his rebuilt race head to arrive back from the engine builder. You can see how nice the freshly soda blasted engine parts look in the custom powder coated chassis!
After receiving his head from the machine shop, he mounted up his valve cover he had previously powder coated in Eastwood Black Starddust Powder.
After getting the majority of the hard parts assembled, Evan rolled it outside to see how it was looking in the sun. The HotCoat powders he chose really pop when the sunlight hits them!
Here are a few shots with the plastics back on and ready to ride. Evan can’t wait to test out the durability of those powders and the power of his new engine!