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post #1 of 11 Old 11-14-2008, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Coating Plastic????

I want to make the silver side covers black. Has anyone done this? If so, what did you use and how well did it hold up over time?

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post #2 of 11 Old 11-14-2008, 08:44 PM
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You can use any SEM black (gloss, trim, or bumper coater) out of the rattle can. As long as you prep right with scuff pad and wax remover it should hold up near indefinitely. You could even use a self-etching primer first if you want to get really meticulous.

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Painted the rear grab rail, air cleaner side covers, and radiator side brackets. I used Krylon #1602 Ultra Flat Black followed by Krylon #1311 Matte Finish clear.


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got mine painted candy red to match the tank. As long as you get someone to do it who knows what there doing you should not have a problem
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post #6 of 11 Old 11-16-2008, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Took the sidecovers off today, and was surprised to find out they aren't plastic. I also got my machined (cut down) rearsets back. So, since I was planning on having the coater do the rearsets (so it will be a tough surface) I'm just going to have him do all the parts so they will match. So, with a little bit of luck I'll have several newly coated parts and a new seat by next weekend...... maybe a lot of luck!!! All of the pictures of the great bikes sure makes the process easier, thanks guys!!!!!!

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How much does it cost to have the rearsets machined down?

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How much does it cost to have the rearsets machined down?
I paid a machinist $100. He didn't just cut them off, he also grinded them front and back to make them look as though they were/are meant to be this way. Once they are coated, I can post pictures if anyone is interested.

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done yet?

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done yet?
Yes, but the she is still apart. The exhaust is sitting in a box in the back of my car, and will be at the coaters on Monday. So, once I get it back together she will have 10 newly coated parts, a 520 chain conversion with a black chain, and maybe some galfer rotors, maybe...... With a little bit of luck, she'll be back on the road next Saturday.

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post #11 of 11 Old 11-30-2008, 11:52 AM
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I used Krylon BBQ Black. Not too flat and with decent light refraction.

Any silver covers on the bike are cast aluminum. All black covers are plastic...well not the seat :001_smile:

Here is a previous pic of the bbq covers


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