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Old 05-27-2012, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default dechroming my bike

i am not a big fan of chrome
so i started removing some of the chrome aprts to paint them black
here's the result so far
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:58 PM   #2
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after with the black
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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looks good. interested in knowing how you prepped the chrome to get ready for paint
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:29 PM   #4
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Is that a Boulevard windshield bag on your saddlebag? Looks good!
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:13 PM   #5
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looks good. interested in knowing how you prepped the chrome to get ready for paint
i cleaned it with some T.S.P.
and then painted directly over the chrome with a rattle can
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:15 PM   #6
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Is that a Boulevard windshield bag on your saddlebag? Looks good!
for my saddle bags, that's how they came when i bought them
i bought them used from a guy on kijiji, and he said that he thinks they came off a shadow 1100, they are semi rigid and got them for $60, i only had to buy the vulcan bracket and made them fit
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:59 AM   #7
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Can't get TSP in NY, but I'll be interested in hearing how this holds up without scuffing the chrome.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:42 AM   #8
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Nice... just need to get that sissy bar chrome black as well!
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:30 PM   #9
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What did you do about the right side engine cover? I think you have to drain your fluids and replace a gasket to take off that cover right?
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:49 PM   #10
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Nice work!

This thread came at the perfect time for me. I've just recently been thinking about doing this to my bike as well. Chrome is nice and all, but I feel that it's not very original anymore.

I was wondering if I could prep chrome and paint it flat black, or if I had to go the long (read: expensive) route and purchase all those parts again, but in painted flat black. I didn't know you could just treat it.

Would it be possible to get a how-to with pictures posted up?
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