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post #1 of 11 Old 02-23-2010, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Rear spring color

Any way to change the color of the stock rear spring?

It's the only thing on my bike that's red and I just wanted to look at some options.

I'm thinking plasti did (the stuff made for the handles of tools) or maybe a tough but flexible rubber coating of some kind. The plasti dip would probably be expensive cause I would need a gallon or two to totally dip the spring. Plus, I would have to tear off all the old rubber coating.

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-23-2010, 12:17 PM
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i vote food coloring

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check out mdtoneys project, he did his rear spring
https://wristtwisters.com/naked-bikes...ns-slowly.html


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Spray bomb?

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powdercoat would be the most durable method

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powdercoat would be the most durable method
Do you think powder coat would allow for the flex of the spring and still not flake off?

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Spray bomb?
That thought crossed my mind. Especially with rhino liner.

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Do you think powder coat would allow for the flex of the spring and still not flake off?
Yes, they powdercoat springs all the time. Here's who I use locally...

Indy Powder Coating

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check out mdtoneys project, he did his rear spring
https://wristtwisters.com/naked-bikes...ns-slowly.html
I had mine anodized because mine was a project bike from the beginning and I wanted the spring to match the body color as close as possible. In most light it's a perfect match but in direct sunlight it's noticably off.
I don't know the real price difference between anodizing and powdercoating since a friend did all the stuff on my bike. But it cost more to have the spring removed (and installed again) than it cost for the color.
Powdercoat is pretty durable stuff, I can't imagine you'd have any problem with it.
Post pics when you get it done!

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might as well change your spring, if you have the spring off and you are under 195lbs or over 215lbs. For another $100 change your front springs(unless you are under 100lbs) and you will be pleasantly surprised.

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post #11 of 11 Old 02-23-2010, 04:46 PM
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Just spray paint it.

I spray painted the hideous purple spring on my Wilbers 15-20,000 miles ago and it still looks good.

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