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Painting swingarm

Old 06-30-2008, 03:59 PM
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Whats up yall,

I have a 05 1000rr and would like to paint my swingarm which is stock grey to a nice black. Has anyone here ever took their swingarm out and try to paint it?? or am i better off taking it some where that is gonna charge my a arm and a leg?
Old 06-30-2008, 04:20 PM
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Your better off getting it powdered coated. Paint will chip n the grease n solvent ya use to clean the chain will eat n fade it, esp spray bombs. But when on a budget ya gotta do what ya gotta do. But disassemble it down as for as you can so not to get oversrapy on every thing else. I spent this past weekend clean a sorry halfass spray bomb job off a swinger I am about to put on my F4.
Old 06-30-2008, 09:31 PM
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not really a how-to thing [8D]but yea, i would just dissemble it (do another project with this dissembly*)but take your swingarm and what else you want powdercoated to a shop or ship toTGR coating (a vendor of CBRforum) to get them coated... it's alot better then paint and will last ALOT longer. Yes, it will take a bit of time to take apart the swingarm but it's worth it.

pretty much what im powdercoating when i take apart mine (in a couple of weeks)
-Rear Shock
-Rearset and pass pegs

*other projects to do
-drilled lightenedrear rotor (
-new tires
-steel braided brake lines
-chain replacement (or 520 conversion kit)
-powdercoat the rims

hope this helps a bit... better to save times and do it all at once [8D]
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