Another 77rs question

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by toslow, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Jon-Lars

    Jon-Lars Jon-Lars

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    Here's mine.


    I have two original sets of wheels for my '77RS.
    They are both painted matte silver with blue pinstripes.


    You might take a closer look at yours.
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  2. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    I don't believe they were anodized since the tube side of the rim doesn't show anodizing and isn't painted either. I don't know if it's possible to anodize the 'outer' surface of the rim and not the 'inner', but think not.

    It's possible the rim was etched to help the paint adhere, or at least prepped in some way because bare paint wouldn't have stuck as well as this. I haven't seen evidence of primer, and normally zinc chromate (yellow) is used for that. Maybe they got blasted with a fine powder to rough them up, I don't know. But however it was done they certainly did a good job.
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  3. toslow

    toslow Been here awhile

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    OK here's another question on the paint was the fairing only a matte finish and the tank and tail section a clear coat I ask this because the web site that Jon-Lars posted that bike's tank and tail section is clear coated and only the fairing is matte there's a couple of angles that look like the front fender is cleared also????
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  4. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    They were painted with a base coat paint(made for a clear coat) and no clear.
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  5. Jon-Lars

    Jon-Lars Jon-Lars

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    Matte all over. It's a difficult finish to maintain.
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