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    Pull Rxt 215 engine to paint

    Hey guys, let me know if I'm crazy or not.......... I am trying to sale my 08 RXT 215 but every looker I get sees some of the paint on the engine flaking off and thinks its a turd. This ski has only had a dozen trips in salt, given I didn't apply anti corrosion spray after most just rinsed. So I'm wondering would it be worth it to have the engine pulled cleaned up painted and put back? I figure someone who knows what they are doing should be able to pull it in an hour, then another 2 or 3 to clean and paint and another to go back in? Does this seem anywhere near accurate? Here are the pics. The ski runs great and just put a new prop and ring in her. I hate to give it away and thought I was already really low on the price.





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    If your just trying to sell the ski, dry the engine off and reach in there with a paint brush. 1/2" - 1" brush. Spray black spray paint into the cap and brush it on.

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    Realistically it is going to take longer than 5 hours to do. But it will pay for itself in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratherbeinbimini View Post
    Hey guys, let me know if I'm crazy or not.......... I am trying to sale my 08 RXT 215 but every looker I get sees some of the paint on the engine flaking off and thinks its a turd. This ski has only had a dozen trips in salt, given I didn't apply anti corrosion spray after most just rinsed. So I'm wondering would it be worth it to have the engine pulled cleaned up painted and put back? I figure someone who knows what they are doing should be able to pull it in an hour, then another 2 or 3 to clean and paint and another to go back in? Does this seem anywhere near accurate? Here are the pics. The ski runs great and just put a new prop and ring in her. I hate to give it away and thought I was already really low on the price.





    How much are you trying to get for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tintman20 View Post
    But it will pay for itself in the end.
    Doubtful at best.


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    If everything goes smoothly you can have the engine out quickly hour or under. All it takes is drive shaft collar to be stuck, supercharger to be stuck stuck or a stripped bolt and the time table changes a lot. Personally if your selling it I would clean it up the best you can and sell it if it's a solid running ski. But if you decide to go that route you could end up spending more on parts then your going to get in return... Ie drive shaft, collar, carbon seal, c clip, bearing boot, who knows what could be bad or the last time they been replaced. Might be just opening a can of worms.

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    only an idiot would pull a running motor to do paint

    you can rig a long tube to a can of paint and touch up those spots in twenty minutes tops

    pulling an engine is messy business at best, and as mentioned, one stuck bolt and you'll be saying

    "why didn't I take the Captain's advice"

    your other choice is to blame the corrosion on your brother in law, but produce accurate service records and take at most a $200 hit on your ask

    Turds often come with fresh gelcoat

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    Lmfao my fresh water 2014 engine looks worse

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    IMO if your just gonna touch it up like others suggest just leave it as is. Because it will look just as half assed as it sounds.

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    It actually cleaned up really well using dish washing liquid and a dremel with a nylon brush. Alot of the paint was still there just coated in white residue that would not just rinse off.

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