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Do these radiator covers just come off?

I just want to know if it's easy on and off. I'm going to try and fix them up.



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I just want to know if it's easy on and off. I'm going to try and fix them up.
Yup. Undo those two bolts.

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Yup. Undo those two bolts.
Saweeeet. New project while I'm waiting on other project's parts.

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Saweeeet. New project while I'm waiting on other project's parts.

Thanks Rick.
No problem. Powder coating them? I don't think paint will stick to them.

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I brushed high temp paint on them last summer.. they look good.



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I brushed high temp paint on them last summer.. they look good.
Any particular brand u used? I remember reading remember reading in 1 of the threads about a specific company that made awesome rattle can paint as well ...

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No problem. Powder coating them? I don't think paint will stick to them.
I wanted to clean up the scratches on them first. And then I was considering possibly using plasti dip or like calling suggests some high temperature paint.

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I wanted to clean up the scratches on them first. And then I was considering possibly using plasti dip or like calling suggests some high temperature paint.
I considered plasti dip, but would it melt?

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I considered plasti dip, but would it melt?
Not sure. Might....probably actually. So what high temp you use? Where'd ya get it?

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I believe this is it. Picked it up at a waters true value.

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I believe this is it. Picked it up at a waters true value.
Dun dees!

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I just want to know if it's easy on and off. I'm going to try and fix them up.
Can anyone suggest a tool that would clean up those scratches pre paint? I have a good electric drill, no dremel etc...

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a file, then some sand paper, then maybe steel wool.

I thought about painting mine but i like the silver of the bare aluminum... it goes well with the silver 919 like mine... on a dark one though like red or black yeah black dat sumbitch out.

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I think youd want to fill the scratches in rather then feather them out and have a dip there bro.

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I think youd want to fill the scratches in rather then feather them out and have a dip there bro.
Hmmmmm fill the ruts you say? With what material? Seems more problematic/tricky. I had just imagined like....planing it, or maybe asking a shop friend to "round" (i believe that's the term) it for some $, but cheaper better yaaaaaar

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its a piece of aluminum.... take a file to it, its not gonna be hard to make it look uniform.

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Bondo possibly? Hmm.

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Just use sandpaper on it to prep. Regular rattlecan paint will be fine, too. They dont get hot enough to nees the hi-temp paint. Perhaps spray some primer on first. That should do it.

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I used the high temp cause they do get quite warm, not so hot to NEED it like you said although. And spray paint has that thick, glossy, yeah this is spray paint... look. Brushing the high temp paint on it made for a thin coat and dried hard.

My experience with mine anyways...

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I used the high temp cause they do get quite warm, not so hot to NEED it like you said although. And spray paint has that thick, glossy, yeah this is spray paint... look. Brushing the high temp paint on it made for a thin coat and dried hard.

My experience with mine anyways...
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so I tackle this soon and post pics sooon

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Any particular brand u used? I remember reading remember reading in 1 of the threads about a specific company that made awesome rattle can paint as well ...
I've painted mine black using VHT Wheel paint a few months back. Its good shit. heat, chemical and chip resistant.

prepped by sanding with 400p sandpaper, then 2 coats primer (VHT), 2 coats VHT wheel paint.

Washed dried bugs off them multiple times with a sponge + soap without any marks on the paint and I haven't exactly been very gentle and I didn't apply a clear coat either

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No problem. Powder coating them? I don't think paint will stick to them.
I put 6 coats of matte black paint and 3 coats of clear on mine and they look good so far. But I know one good rock chip will ruin that. It was just a lot cheaper than powdercoating for the time being and still looks good.

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I've painted mine black using VHT Wheel paint a few months back. Its good shit. heat, chemical and chip resistant.

prepped by sanding with 400p sandpaper, then 2 coats primer (VHT), 2 coats VHT wheel paint.

Washed dried bugs off them multiple times with a sponge + soap without any marks on the paint and I haven't exactly been very gentle and I didn't apply a clear coat either

VHT Wheel Paint

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Can vht products be had locally? Or is it all online?

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I used this stuff on my headers, and go it from AutoZone

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I used this stuff on my headers, and go it from AutoZone
Good to know! Thanks.

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Yeah Pretty sure VHT is an American company. Any good automotive store should stock it

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Are they both rashed up bad or just the one? I have an extra one floating around the shop in great shape that I can throw in the mail for you. No charge just pay it forward to another WT member sometime.

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Are they both rashed up bad or just the one? I have an extra one floating around the shop in great shape that I can throw in the mail for you. No charge just pay it forward to another WT member sometime.
Thanks for the offer man, but I'd say just keep it in case you need it down the road. Here's the right side, not as bad, but I'll still give it the treatment

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No worries, it's here if you want it seriously I have no use for it.

Plus I have been sketching up a full custom radiator guard for mine, with flanged lightning holes and a mesh backing. So When that is finished I will be selling my powdercoated side covers.

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After looking at this thread I wonder if I can get some flat gold paint to match my bars. The bike needs some more gold to make it flow.

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No worries, it's here if you want it seriously I have no use for it.

Plus I have been sketching up a full custom radiator guard for mine, with flanged lightning holes and a mesh backing. So When that is finished I will be selling my powdercoated side covers.
Hooohoooo! Looking forward to pics

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After looking at this thread I wonder if I can get some flat gold paint to match my bars. The bike needs some more gold to make it flow.
Nah skip the paint, DIP those in gold Lol I thought about gold as well but I think I will stop with bars chain and brakes (eventually)

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Hooohoooo! Looking forward to pics
I switch to night shift next week. That should give me ample time to pull the rad off and start mocking something up. Pics will follow.

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No worries, it's here if you want it seriously I have no use for it.

Plus I have been sketching up a full custom radiator guard for mine, with flanged lightning holes and a mesh backing. So When that is finished I will be selling my powdercoated side covers.

To early to call dibs?

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Completely forgot about these. Vht primer and flat black flame proof.



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I switch to night shift next week. That should give me ample time to pull the rad off and start mocking something up. Pics will follow.
Any progress on this?

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I just use a spray can and touch them up when needed. Powder coating is next winter's project.

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