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i am doing a restoration on a 1972 XLH , tring to find out what the silver plating is on many of the smaller parts, like brake pedal, shifter, front and back brake levers, oil pump. Also would like any info on the green paint they put on 1972 sportsters, thanks for any help....Shawn
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Possibly Nickel-Cadmium Plating.
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if you are talking inside the tank. it was a chromate self etching paint.
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thank you, im looking for the paint code, or name of the green.
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thanks Mike, i just looked at it, I think its the " sparkling emerald ", but they don't show a sample of color , and im fairly sure that harley , did not use codes for paint at that time, i will email them at that website...thanks again
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I may have a piece of fiberglass cut out of the well protected under seat area of my green boatail if you would like a paint sample.
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a good paint shop can computer match it. the biggest thing is that you will need to paint the entire machine to make sure it matches. i never had one to do an exact color but it does get the cigar
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