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Old 11-14-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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Swingarm Paint

The PO spilled gas on the swingarm and tranny and they're a nice piss yellow now.

Is there a good aftermarket silver that matches closely and doesn't need a primer? I've got things apart for a clutch replacement and now's the perfect time for a touch up.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:33 AM   #2
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100 THREADS all GS/GSA owners should read.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836736

35. HOW CAN I FIND PAINT THAT MATCHES MY BIKE/YEAR?
http://www.colorrite.com/index.cfm?killnav=1
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:59 AM   #3
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100 THREADS all GS/GSA owners should read.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836736

35. HOW CAN I FIND PAINT THAT MATCHES MY BIKE/YEAR?
http://www.colorrite.com/index.cfm?killnav=1
Try and get a BMW paint .. I went to 'motorcycles', then 'street' and BMW doesn't come up as an option.

Plus, it'll probably be a base coat clear coat with a primer, no?

I'd like a sliver in a Home Despot type of paint with primer built in.

I tried S100 and no luck. From reading on UKGS's Forum the stains won't come out with anything you can do besides top coat it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:38 AM   #4
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Man I'm surprised gas would do that to engine paint. Did u try something like S100 on it? I know it's a little harsh but since you are planning on reprinting anyway, I wonder it it would take it off with some good scrubbing?
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:06 AM   #5
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which of your bikes are you trying to paint?

In the meantime:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=382166

Also...if you've got any part on the bike (same color) that's removable...take that part to a PROFESSIONAL PAINT STORE (not Lowe's or HDepot) and they can MATCH the paint and put it in a PROFESSIONAL rattle can with PROFESSIONAL quality nozzle.

Otherwise...you're screxpdgdkskdkdk!.....

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Old 11-14-2012, 10:31 AM   #6
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Thanks for the link which led to another thread which .....

Looks like Krylon Dull Aluminum with Krylon Satin Clear will do the trick and should be available around the corner.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:51 AM   #7
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Uuuuuh.....this is gonna be good.

Photos please...before and after.

If you want my opinion (and you probably don't), repaint with rattle can only after trying other remedies like rubbing compound or a wax/cleaner containing an abrasive like pumice.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:37 PM   #8
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Thanks for the link which led to another thread which .....

Looks like Krylon Dull Aluminum with Krylon Satin Clear will do the trick and should be available around the corner.
Hey Dan, I use the Krylon Dull Aluminum #41403 available at your local Cambodian Tire.
The Rustoleum ultra cover semi gloss clear finishes the job (uv resistant/non yellowing) available there too.
The trick is to do light coats - comes out as close as you are going to get.
Even my local body shop could not come up with a better match.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:24 PM   #9
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Hey Dan, I use the Krylon Dull Aluminum #41403 available at your local Cambodian Tire.
The Rustoleum ultra cover semi gloss clear finishes the job (uv resistant/non yellowing) available there too.
The trick is to do light coats - comes out as close as you are going to get.
Even my local body shop could not come up with a better match.
Perfect, thanks Reto.

I'll head over there tonight and get some.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:23 PM   #10
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http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showpos...8&postcount=14

Now I need to find it locally

http://www.kilz.com/hammerite/v/inde...008a05d103RCRD
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:50 PM   #11
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Kryon Dull Aluminum is the stuff...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=821333&page=2

Scroll down to post #26. I painted the handlebar clamps, risers and the back housing for the dash.

I like it without any clear, but a light coat of satin clear does make it look like powdercoat.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:46 PM   #12
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Duplicolor Ford Silver metallic w/clear coat almost R1100 oem silver-a tad brighter but no one can tell the difference after polishing the original paint.





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