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post #1 of 14 Old 07-01-2015, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Painting Chrome Instrument Cover

What have you used to paint the chrome cover, I want to paint mine Black and was wonder what everyone used for prep and paint? I assume its plastic.

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I want a more permant solution, I am thinking a nice scratch with a 3M scrubber and some spray paint that works on metal and plastic should do the job, it will be hid under the Buell windscreen but I still want to paint it. all the other grey bits I am going to have powdercoated.

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I would suggest you use very fine 3M Scotchbrite pad or very fine sandpaper (320 or finer) to prep the surface. Then paint will hold to surface and not show scratches from prep.

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- Remove and clean the chrome plastic cover.
- Scuff it up real good with a red scotchbrite pad
- clean it again and degrease it
- spray it with krylon for plastics

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Thanks I was pretty sure that was what was needed.

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- Remove and clean the chrome plastic cover.
- Scuff it up real good with a red scotchbrite pad
- clean it again and degrease it
- spray it with krylon for plastics
I did this, or very similar to it. It held up very well, even after multiple bug-scrubbing cleaning.

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I used plastidip too.

It works flawlessly and it's permanent, until you decide it's not permanent anymore and remove it.

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can anybody suggest a black paint can that matches pretty well with the stock black pieces of the bike? (obviously dry ) :P thank you

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SEM makes a self-etching trim paint that was developed for this purpose - Trim Black.

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I can't seem to find individual cans for purchase... lol i'll keep looking though
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I live in canada though :P

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I live in canada though :P
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