CAR So I want to paint my rear shock

igotyofire

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Jun 25, 2003
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Any advice on how to tackle this task? What colors. I wish there was a way for me to replicate the ohlins color theme. (yea i know poser) lol. Im upgrading to the R1 shock in my Fz1 by use of a custom adapter which will finally allow compression adjustment, something the fz1 lacks. Id like to paint the shock and spring before installing so im all ears!

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Vermincelli

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Oct 11, 2004
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GET OFF MY LAWN!
if you're going to paint it, go to a hobby shop and get paint that is used for lexan/fiberglass bodies so it can handle the flexing.

If you go with powdercoating, find a company that has experience doing suspension springs because the coating is different than normal powdercoating.
 
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igotyofire

igotyofire

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Jun 25, 2003
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if you're going to paint it, go to a hobby shop and get paint that is used for lexan/fiberglass bodies so it can handle the flexing.

If you go with powdercoating, find a company that has experience doing suspension springs because the coating is different than normal powdercoating.

does the spring every physically get hot ?..... i guess no need for high temp paint then.
 

Morgan06

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Jan 19, 2006
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does the spring every physically get hot ?..... i guess no need for high temp paint then.

I would imagine this depends on how the exhaust is routed, but even then heat transfer won't be as large a concern as using a flexible coating. I'm sure that my tank gets hotter sitting in the sun than the rear suspension on a bike with an close proximity undertail exhaust would.
 

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