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  • RStyleRStyle Posts: 1,726 Captain
    I posted prior picture. Sorry picture so big. Could not figure out how to make smaller or add message Minn Kota 36V. It is 10 yrs old but works perfectly. Not sure if scraping and a few coats of rust oleum. Take it someplace for painting
  • gmiller0737gmiller0737 Posts: 664 Officer
    edited January 2022 #3
    Wouldn't be the cheapest soloution But I would consider Line X Truck Bed Coating (It comes in colors other than Black) would likely be durable as long as it was prepped right I think Rhodan's come new with Line X
  • 10kman10kman Posts: 984 Officer
    Ace Hardware carries a product called Epoxy White.I have a can of
    that to spray on motor head.However mine are scratches,yours
    look like gouges.
  • gogittumgogittum Posts: 3,939 Captain
    edited January 2022 #5
    Looks like corrosion.  The whole lower section of the lower unit of my older 25 Johnson looked like that.

    Washed with brake cleaner, took a disc sander with 120 grit to it, then washed again with brake cleaner.  Sprayed it with a couple of coats of Ace self-etching aluminum primer, then hit it with Dover White Ace Hdwre version of Rustoleum. 

    It rook much longer than I expected to fully cure - over a week to really harden - but now seems to be pretty solid.  Color match is good, too, but it's satin finish - not immune to stains.  I did a quick, light coat over the rest of the motor while I was at it.  Maybe I should clear coat it ??

    Motor looks nice now.  Looked like a POS before.
  • RStyleRStyle Posts: 1,726 Captain
    Not really gouges. Started bubbling and over time big flakes started coming off....
  • FshAddictFshAddict Posts: 110 Deckhand
    It is corrosion damage, started under the paint. I would get it clean/past the corrosion then aluminum primer and paint, like gogittum said.
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