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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-09-2019, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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Coloring of motorcycle parts

Hi, I am still pretty new to motorcycles, and I would like to know what the best (cleanest) and easiest way is to change the color of my motorcycle parts. To be specific, the cover for my display, and parts like my frame sliders.

My goal is to try and matte black, or at least make these parts black.

Here is an image of the parts I want to change.
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Any tips of how I could do this?
Once again, id like to know the simplest and cleanest ways possible.
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powder coating is fantastic, or of course having them painted by a spray painter. Either or offer fanatic results just depends on your budget. Cant go wrong with either or, and both options can do matt black

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While powdercoat is great for metal parts, it requires a bake at 450F/230C so not for most plastic parts.

Modern rattle-can pain is pretty good, and is easy to get good results with. Practice and the right conditions (temp/dust free area) are important.

Cerakote is another alternative for metal parts, and is something that can be done by an armature. Youtube videos for more info on the process.

Anodizing for aluminum is also possible at home. Nasty chemicals involved though.

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Agree with above. I would trust parts of a 'good bike' to a professional. For minor, or out of view parts, I'd do myself.

If you choose to do it yourself, remember that preparation is the key. Fine wet and dry prep and good even undercoats are essential. Don't be fooled into thinking that matte is easier because it still needs to be spayed even and without blemish.

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Ah I see.
So for a noobie like me, it would be best to ask a professional to do the parts for me?

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What about vinyl wrapping as a method?
Like I said, id like it to be easy for me to do.

Is vinyl wrapping easy for me to do as a beginner? And If so, what are the benefits and what are the drawbacks?

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What about vinyl wrapping as a method?
Like I said, id like it to be easy for me to do.

Is vinyl wrapping easy for me to do as a beginner? And If so, what are the benefits and what are the drawbacks?
Vinyl wrapping is comparatively straight forward for flat areas - and gets much trickier with curves etc.


Also be aware that it does not hide blemishes such as scratches.


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Like anything else, practice and experience is key. Don't be afraid to try things. Paint some items that you don't care about. If that works, do the stuff you do care about. The people that you will pay to do coatings (or anything else) started that way. The difference between and expert and a novice is experience. Experience involves mistakes.

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So i see I could try both vinyl wrapping and canned spray paint.

I hear that spray painting needs a lot of preparation and different products. Would I need to sand my parts? What materials do I need? How many layers of each product would I need to spray?

What steps would I need to take? If I could get steps for both metal parts and plastic parts, it would be really helpful for me.

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If its metal powder coating.It is tough and long lasting.
Anodising is another method for Alloy parts.


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