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Old 20th December 2016
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I'm somewhat curious how glossy you can really get with anything over that textured powdercoat. I can't really tell from the pictures here how that Krylon actually looked in that regard (though I'm sure you could still gloss coat it if you really wanted for some added shine).

I've been really close to stripping my rocker covers for paint a few times now, but I can't see me being happy if the lower covers stayed gray and the top was some shiny new thing. That starts a vicious cycle, and painting is something I'd rather not be doing constantly.
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sml1226, check this stuff out, Bruce (BWP 5p) turned me onto it. Worked and held up good. But, I don't ride often in inclement weather.

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sml1226, check this stuff out, Bruce (BWP 5p) turned me onto it. Worked and held up good. But, I don't ride often in inclement weather.

http://www.xlforum.net/vbportal/foru...ber.php?u=3986
That link just takes me to his profile. I assume you're talking about the stuff he mentioned on the first page of this thread?

Did you actually bake the parts? I haven't ever looked into Gun Kote specifically before, but I know Cerakote required you to bake it to get that full tough as nails cure out of it. It also looks like I'd need to get a spray gun unless you can get that stuff in a can.
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That link just takes me to his profile. I assume you're talking about the stuff he mentioned on the first page of this thread?

Did you actually bake the parts? I haven't ever looked into Gun Kote specifically before, but I know Cerakote required you to bake it to get that full tough as nails cure out of it. It also looks like I'd need to get a spray gun unless you can get that stuff in a can.
I baked the removable stuff, but the main "block" cured with engine heat. It's been on thru lots of rain, etc. and still good as new!

I bought a small sprayer called a Pre-Val to spray it with. Its a small aerosol unit and you put the Kal-Gard in it! They work really well! Any automotive paint store should carry them. They're inexpensive as well! Google it and I'm sure you'll find it!
http://store.preval.com/?gclid=CPPdw...FdQ7gQodg8kHsQ
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Well, I guess I'll be waiting for the day I finally pull the trigger on new cams to go at it then. Primary side is easy enough, but how silly would I look with an asymmetric paint job?

I'll have to figure out how to go about baking it, but I'm sure it would be worth the effort to have it baked on there.

The sprayer looks interesting though. I may be using that on a couple of other things in the meantime.
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Well, I guess I'll be waiting for the day I finally pull the trigger on new cams to go at it then. Primary side is easy enough, but how silly would I look with an asymmetric paint job?

I'll have to figure out how to go about baking it, but I'm sure it would be worth the effort to have it baked on there.

The sprayer looks interesting though. I may be using that on a couple of other things in the meantime.
I pre-heated my stuff, sprayed it, then baked it in the oven!
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I've been thinking of painting my Softail. Thanks for the Idea.
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I pre-heated my stuff, sprayed it, then baked it in the oven!
I'm not sure other people here would appreciate seeing parts in the oven... whether I told them I've baked paint and followed it up with food with no ill effects in little toaster ovens quite a few times now or not. Pretty sure a primary cover wouldn't fit in one of those.

I'll just have to plan it out to bake it while they're gone then!
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I'm not sure other people here would appreciate seeing parts in the oven...

I'll just have to plan it out to bake it while they're gone then!
My wife was pretty understanding It didn't leave any aroma either!
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