Gun-kote paint. How well does it work? KG INDUSTRIES

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Gun-kote paint. How well does it work? KG INDUSTRIES

Post by Sandblaster » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:53 pm

Doug Haas former Kawasaki factory Engineer, sent me some Gunkote to try on a head and cylinder.
It is suppose to help draw heat away from the cylinder and move it to the painted surface.
I did some initial test and it looked positive so I decided to do a bit more testing to see what happens.
Here is the product..


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Post by Sandblaster » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:57 pm

I know that my testing methods are not scientifically AWESOME!!!!
In fact, you can say that they are downright crude.
But to test scientifically AWESOME would require more time and money then it is worth.
But I think this will get us a idea of if it has any application for bike stuff 8-)
Here is the set up


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Post by Sandblaster » Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:05 pm

Air temp was 50f.
I turned on the heat gun and ran it until the block off plate in the intake reached 200f.
I used the block off plate because it was the most accurate way I could figure to start both cylinders off at the same temp.
Next, I moved the heat gun and took temps externally and internally in the same spot on both cylinders.
Five readings were taken and averaged at each spot with a Infrared thermometer.


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Post by Sandblaster » Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:26 pm

Initial thoughts?
Wow!
I can wait to get this bike out for some live action testing and see how it works :ugeek:
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Post by Sandblaster » Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:04 am

Here is another testing method.
This time I put both cylinders in the oven at 275f for 40 minutes.
Shop temp was 54F.
I pulled both cylinders out at the same time and started checking temps.


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Post by Sandblaster » Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:16 am

Here's the results..
left side Raw.
Right side Coated.


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Again, Gun-kote is showing interesting results :geek:
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Post by Friar-Tuck » Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:52 pm

Cool! (yea, pun intended) :roll:
I imagine that's avail from like Brownells or Cabelas? always interesting to see what the KX Guru's are up to in R&D :ugeek:
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Post by Sandblaster » Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:47 am

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