Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!
Ok this was not technically difficult but on a Rate of Return scale of Low $ spent / Highly improved esthetics I am happy.
The Honda had been in an apartment locker for 3 years. When I got it I immediately dropped it off at my local Honda dealer for a tune up. (Markham Honda Power Sports....nice folks) That ended up costing me not just for a tune up but a new impeller and impeller case. I know that I should be able to DIY but I just do not have the time this year with work work and boat work. I will learn though quickly.
For this paint job I elected to mask the HONDA decals even though they are scratched up a bit. The decals are not cheap to replace: the "four stroke" is $19 X2...I just cannot justify that coin. I paid $12 for the pebbly finish spray paint. Masking tape I already owned.
IMO the end result looks pretty good for the 98% of the world that will be looking at my engine as I sail by them. For the 2% who will be in the cockpit with me....just keep your eyes forward scanning for the enemy and pay no heed to the engine cover.