tore it down to clean it and then seal the crank case. the plans said to not bother sealing it until you had it running. also made a cover for the cam shaft on the flywheel side. the plans said that was optional but figured it was an easy part and the fewer leaks the better.
while i had it apart i used engine parts cleaner spray to clean it up and all the black paint on the cylinder ran off. i read the instructions on the vht paint and DOH its a ceramic based that has to be baked on. so basicly its like powder coat that wasnt cured yet. and i cant bring it up to 600 deg to cure it so ill just clean what little didnt run off and find some pot belly black as Brian suggested. another lesson learned
but while it is appart i inspected the break in wear. everything looks great. just a little shiny spots on the tappets, no wear on the crank or rod and the cylinder looks good.