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Okay. So I blacked out the grab bar and side plates yesterday with Krylon Flat Black and Krylon Satin Clear Coat. I noticed that it's a much darker (maybe richer) black color than my Asphalt bike. Should I have used the Flat Clear Coat instead or is this normal? Any experience with this?

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If the asphalt is the same as found on Harley's there is no clear coat from what my friend has told me about his Street Bob.

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I'm gonna take a guess & say the clear coat pushed you over the line - making the black a richer, true black.
I've blacked out the same parts plus a few more just with the flat black - looks to match pretty well.

I didn't clear coat my parts because I figured they're easy enough to yank 'em & re-paint if they ever need any touch-up work.

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When I did my HL trim ring I used a flat clear and it turned out as you describe here.

Isn't the simple fact that asphalt (919) is not black?

What did your paint job look like before the clear? Was it acceptable then?

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I'm no painter, so I honestly don't know....

Why the clear coat in the first place? I painted my mirrors, no problems.

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I'm no painter, so I honestly don't know....

Why the clear coat in the first place? I painted my mirrors, no problems.
Durability; The grab rail can take a few scuffs from time to time when you swing your leg over it.

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Durability; The grab rail can take a few scuffs from time to time when you swing your leg over it.

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Durability; The grab rail can take a few scuffs from time to time when you swing your leg over it.
Exactly. And ease of cleaning. I find that flat paint with no clear coat is a little tougher to clean.

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I'll try to take a few pics of the parts by themselves, and on the bike. Problem is the bike is in about 50 pieces right now and it will take another weekend to get it back together.

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Isn't the simple fact that asphalt (919) is not black?

What did your paint job look like before the clear? Was it acceptable then?
I thought about that. I purchased paint based on a few recomendations of the Krylon Flat Black from this board. I'm going to go back to Wal-mart and pick up something that looks a little closer to the actual color.

The paint looked okay before the clear coat, but I could tell it was a little different. I'll probably also pick up a can of the flat clear coat as well. The stuff is only $3.50 per can at wal-mart and it took about 20 minutes to paint the three parts so I can just scuff and start again.

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cmurphy84: Before repainting, wet sand the grab rail and try the Krylon #1311 Matte Finish.

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I looked at walmart for the Matte Clear and could not find it. They have 3 kinds of clear coat. I don't have any of the numbers but they were...1. Crystal Clear, Satin clear coat, and Flat clear coat.

I don't even see the Flat listed on their website under products. Maybe I'll try our other walmart on the way home, or some other retailer listed on their website.

I have 1000 grit wet/dry paper...will that work okay or do I need a finer grit paper?

Edit: I may have some 1500 grit too but I'm not sure.

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1000 grit will be adequate. You can always order the Matte clear on line. Keep in mind the match will never be perfect.

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I'm not looking for perfection. What I'm looking for is 'not totally noticeable from 5 - 10 feet away.' I'll let you know how it turns out and try to post photos.

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After looking at it again, I think I'll just leave well enough alone........for now.

Here are some photos.

Edit: The photos do not do justice on the difference. It looks awesome in the photos, but just looks okay in person. If you look closely, you will see the shifter mark on my fancy leather shoes. Oops.
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