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UPDATED Pics of painted lower fork tubes 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
Decided not to tear front end apart since I only have 16k miles on the bike. Used a van of Rustoleum stainless asteel Appliance epoxy spraybpaint ($4.00 with tax at Walmart). Removed rim/tire, fender, hung calipers out of the way...masked the bottom of upper fork tubes. Sand lower tubes dry with 220...then 400...them scotchbrite pad. Cleaned up with simple green and a brush...rinsed ..dried real good with towel and air compressor. Wiped down fork tubes with deglosser, threw blankets all over bike...tarped the garage in front of bike....used newspaper, tape, and rope to finish sealing up bike. I heard this paint is real nasty about overpay and settling everywhere. Turned on garage heater to get ambient temp to 70 degrees, wiped down fork tubes again with deglosser and let dry for 20 minutes.

I sprayed 5 light coats 5 minutes apart...12 inches away up and down movement only. Have to get the paint applied within 30 minutes...or wait for a week. I took some quick picks...about 30 minutes after application of last coat. I really like the color and visual texture of this paint. I wanted something low key and not chrome since the uppers are satin finished. Will let them sit for 7 days before I put everything back together to make sure everything is cured maximally. Supposed to be a very long lasting finish that resists chips. We will see. So far I am happy with the look for sure. The only reason I did this was because I tried to lightly sand the clearcoat where it had chipped and yellowed on the left lower fork tube...and ended up making it look terrible. Since I am doing new brake pads and new pie plates now anyways, it was a good time to sand and repaint the lower fork tubes.






 
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Re:Pics of painted lower fork tubes 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
Nice job! Makes them look new.
 
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Re:Pics of painted lower fork tubes 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
Cleans it up nicely, Mort
 
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Re:Pics of painted lower fork tubes 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
Looks like a great alternative, to the polished lowers, as a way to cleanup the lowers, when they get chipped up. Look forward to seeing the finished product, when it's all put back together.
 
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Re:Pics of painted lower fork tubes 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
Wow nice work!! Looks good
 
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Re:Pics of painted lower fork tubes 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
I did lots of research and on a HD forum people have used this paint with great results...even after 30k miles and 3 years no chips or wear. For $10 and some time it's a great alternative to sending them out for chrome or powdercoat AND having to tear the front end apart. I really like the darker than stock finish and not having clear coat to worry about turning yellow and chipping is nice. I'll take pics of it all finished once in get the brakes and wheel bearings in.
 
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Re:Pics of painted lower fork tubes 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
I like it. Looking forward to assembled pics in the sun.

Do they have other colors? Black?

Might be a good option for the guys going the bobber route.
 
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Re:Pics of painted lower fork tubes 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
DusterP94 wrote:
I like it. Looking forward to assembled pics in the sun.

Do they have other colors? Black?

Might be a good option for the guys going the bobber route.


Yes...white, gloss black, tan/biscuit, and the stainless I used. I think either the black nor stainless on stock spoke wheels would look great keeping the lip chromed.

Ingot my paintball Walmart for $4 with tax and I used maybe 1/3 of the can. I prepped the fork tubes really well and made sure the temp was good and I am waiting a week before I touch them just to be sure they are as hard and set up as possible....just bought some cast silver engine hi-heat paint to touch up some spots on the motor.
 
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Re:Pics of painted lower fork tubes 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
Nice work. Well done


 
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Re:Pics of painted lower fork tubes 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
Looks good, post a pic with all the masking off. Would be nice to see how well it blends in.
 
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