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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, I just ordered a set of hiway pegs from meancycles. They will be coming in chrome. I have a SE and HATE that awfull shiny stuff. Has anyone attempted to paint chrome? I don't want the cost of powder coating these things either.
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I am looking into starting a company that sprays on chrome without all the harsh chemicls. Its a new prosses just out can do anything will give more info as I get it.

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It's a pain in the ass but you can paint chrome. Just score the hell out of it with a brillo pad or something. I just painted some today lol.
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Re: painting chrome

I would look into powder coat. Its usually alot cheaper than people think and going to be a lot more durable.

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Depending on your access to material - you can etch the chrome off with a weak acid or sandblasting. It'd at least score the hell out of it and allow the paint to bond.

Stay clear of the hydrochloric or muriatic acids as they'll apparently heat the chrome and go after the base metal before the chrome is gone.

If you're looking for flatblack, are you opposed to Plastidip?

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I was kind of thinking about using a bake on finish that I have used on firearms before. I would prep it just like I would to spraypaint them but paint this coating on them bake it in the oven. I think a spray can of it is like $20
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Just checking into the thread, I have some saddlebag supports and genmar risers, both chrome. I have the 2009 SE Custom as well. I was thinking rustoleum flat black but am curious about the plastidip. I seen a guy on here used it on his cafe windshield for his custom, looked sweet. I've never heard of plastidip before then. I'm wondering what would be better for a simple spray can job..plastidip or rustoleum. Easier the better for me lol.
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Chrome painters? Isn't there a special place just for em?
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Just checking into the thread, I have some saddlebag supports and genmar risers, both chrome. I have the 2009 SE Custom as well. I was thinking rustoleum flat black but am curious about the plastidip. I seen a guy on here used it on his cafe windshield for his custom, looked sweet. I've never heard of plastidip before then. I'm wondering what would be better for a simple spray can job..plastidip or rustoleum. Easier the better for me lol.
I painted my front turn signal housings polished black with Rustoleum Primer and Paint in Gloss Black. Scuffed them up with 180 grit, washed, dry, and spray on. 2 coats within 30 minutes worked best. It looks and worked great!
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If anyone has a NON-SE and they want some blacked out parts, I have the following parts forsale from a SE 900.

Coil cover
Coolant resovior cover
speedo shroud
Triple Trees

2008 Vulcan 900 Custom.

Couple of accessories.
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