ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > The Garage
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-23-2013, 09:20 AM   #1
Buddyv OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Oddometer: 17
Faded Micatech cases.....

I have a pair of Micatech cases on my 2002 1150gs Adventure. They have traveled 90K miles, so the paint is faded (black).

I suspect they were initially powder coated??? If so, has anyone experienced the cost of re-powder coating? I would suspect they would need to be stipped first?

Sounds pricey..... but on a GS, I need to have them done right (if re-done at all).

Let me know your experience..... much appreciated. I am a rattle-can kind of guy for most things. This may require much more attention.

(can you tell I'm on the fence about touching them? They function perfectly.... just faded. Make the bike look all of it's 90K miles)
Buddyv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 01:35 PM   #2
bomber60015
Anatomically Correct
 
bomber60015's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Chicago-ish
Oddometer: 7,637
I've been told that powder coating shouldn't be recoated . . .

I'd suggest you enjoy the hash marks that the faded coating represents . . . . 90K miles of memories!
__________________
"Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance. T.R.
bomber60015 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 03:43 PM   #3
concours
WFO for 41 years
 
concours's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Kensington, NH USA
Oddometer: 5,075
Yes, they're powder coated. Baked in a for-real, big assed industrial conveyor belt oven. When I go there to work in the winter.. I love it. In the summer, not so much
__________________
Too much is just barely enough.....
concours is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 04:11 PM   #4
Hennepinboy
Have battery will travel.
 
Hennepinboy's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Minnetonka Minnesota
Oddometer: 444
Micatech

Contact Micatech, they are good people they will tell you what to do.
__________________
The Minnesota Airmarshal
Hennepinboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 08:13 PM   #5
ghostryder
made it
 
ghostryder's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Atlanta
Oddometer: 5,545
Have a set with about the same amount of miles, same thing happened. I just kind of gave up and dont really care what they look like. They are still watertight and can hold all of my crap.
ghostryder is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 10:30 PM   #6
Buddyv OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Oddometer: 17
Update....

Thank you all for your thoughts...... I called the good folks at Micatech today.

I am not the first to call them with this question. And they actually HAVE re-painted a client's boxes.... but it was a ton of work. At this point I think it's one of those things that requires me to "leave well enough alone".

Testament to this product: 90K confirmed miles of use and they are absolutely SOLID and water-tight (despite the faded exterior).

Wish more things wore this well.

My plan is to get creative with them. I'm thinking a unique camo design.... hell, it's not like I will ruin the "look".

Ride safe!!!
Buddyv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 03:26 AM   #7
concours
WFO for 41 years
 
concours's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Kensington, NH USA
Oddometer: 5,075
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddyv View Post
Thank you all for your thoughts...... I called the good folks at Micatech today.

I am not the first to call them with this question. And they actually HAVE re-painted a client's boxes.... but it was a ton of work. At this point I think it's one of those things that requires me to "leave well enough alone".

Testament to this product: 90K confirmed miles of use and they are absolutely SOLID and water-tight (despite the faded exterior).

Wish more things wore this well.

My plan is to get creative with them. I'm thinking a unique camo design.... hell, it's not like I will ruin the "look".

Ride safe!!!
I concur.. Just run them with the well-earned patina
__________________
Too much is just barely enough.....
concours is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 09:49 AM   #8
bomber60015
Anatomically Correct
 
bomber60015's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Chicago-ish
Oddometer: 7,637
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddyv View Post
My plan is to get creative with them. I'm thinking a unique camo design.... hell, it's not like I will ruin the "look".
May I suggest you google WW1 "Dazzle" naval camo . . . .it's fun, but will not make you any less visible to drivers . . .
__________________
"Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance. T.R.
bomber60015 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 10:28 AM   #9
STUFF2C
We Ain't Left Yet!!
 
STUFF2C's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: O-lando
Oddometer: 2,297
STICKERS
__________________
Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything.
-- Charles Kuralt

I never plan a ride, just the destination and that's always subject to change.
STUFF2C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 07:14 PM   #10
Buddyv OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Oddometer: 17
Dazzle???!!!

Bomber..... that Dazzle camo is awesome! Thanks for the recommenmdation!

I also liked the "stickers" idea....... and this camo design lends itself to making it with stickers. I'm there!

Thanks all! (your ideas just saved me $500)

Cheers!

Buddyv screwed with this post 01-26-2013 at 09:48 AM
Buddyv is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014