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  • Project - Road Star XV1600 "Oscuro"

    Hello!
    I am new here. Please do not scold at once.

    This year I bought the XV1600 in not very good condition. Traveled all summer season. Now I decided to completely disassemble the motorcycle and put it in order. I want to make a stylish black and white motorcycle.
    Please tell me, is it possible to paint a standard muffler with a matte black color? So that the paint does not peel off after a few months.

    Thanks a lot in advance!

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  • #2
    Every exhaustive seen that was painted at home looks bad after a few months. Not sure if high heat powder coat would last for years or not....
    "I'm Ricky Bobby. If you don't chew Big Red.....then Fuck You"

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    • #3
      Looks like you have quite a project ahead of you. Good luck with it!

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      • #4
        Rust-oleum for BBQ grills will hang on there a while. Plus it's cheap so if you do need to touch it up it's no big deal.

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        • #5
          You might get away with doing what you are thinking if you have the chrome sandblasted off. If you go thru sandblasting I think powdercoat would be the way to go with it.

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          • #6
            I really like this black and white Roadstar. Good luck with your project!
            http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showth...d=1#post833680

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            • #7
              You better scuff the f*%$ out of the chrome before painting. Try sanding with like a palm sander and 80 grit paper. I would use high temp primer (self etching if you can find it) to fill the sanding scratches then high temp grill paint.
              Die Living

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              • #8
                Can it be ceramic coated? Will powder coat tolerate the heat from the header?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Spydr View Post
                  Can it be ceramic coated? Will powder coat tolerate the heat from the header?
                  Just now I’m looking for where to do this in Russia.
                  Sandblasting equipment is available. I saw the muffler powder coating - in a year it starts to peel off. (((((

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                  • Spydr
                    Spydr commented
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                    Do you have to have Stock OEM exhaust?
                    There are several mororcycle exhaust companys that make satin black ceramic coated exhaust for our bikes.

                    I didn't realize you were in Russia. That makes it more difficult and more expensive.

                • #10
                  from Burlington, IA

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                  • #11
                    You need a workbench to get up off of the floor.

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                    • #12
                      from Athens, Georgia.
                      Ceramic is the way to go. Powder coat will stay with you for a good while, but the first time you get the pipes wet (riding in the rain) while they're hot, they will turn flat-black, and eventually turn grey.
                      Ceramic will retain the original finish (gloss;satin;or flat) much longer & will be much more durable.
                      Enjoy the ride !!
                      I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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                      • #13
                        Anyone else see "Oscuro" and think Cigars? (Name of a dark wrapper)
                        There were a few aftermarket exhaust makers that did black exhausts for our bikes, but I don't know about availability in your part of the world. Another option would be to wrap the exhaust, old school style: its cheap and you can pick the color.

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                        • Spydr
                          Spydr commented
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                          But it Looks like Crap!

                        • Trex Star
                          Trex Star commented
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                          Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

                          Seriously though, just trying to give the guy some options.

                        • Spydr
                          Spydr commented
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                          @ Trex Star: I guess you have a point there. I don't care for the look of minimalist bobbers either. Others think they're a beautiful work of art.

                      • #14
                        Hello!

                        Project news )))

                        Re-painted all the white details. In a kind of "retro white" color. Here is a photo, for contrast - in the snow:


                        The exhaust system is still painted with powder. For the season should be enough. Then I will do ceramic painting, or buy a ready-made black exhaust:


                        There was only a motor painting left, from big works. And here there is a problem..... The motor was very neatly sandblasted without disassembly, all openings were carefully closed. After sandblasting, such problems with the metal were revealed, yet the corrosion was, apparently, strong:


                        I would be very grateful for advice on how to deal with this. While two thoughts get into my head:
                        1. find some heat-resistant putty and putty it before painting
                        2. take some sander and grind it

                        Maybe someone went through this?

                        Everything froze in anticipation of the motor ))))))))) :

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                        • #15
                          From the Four Corners area, Farmington, New Mexico.

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                          • #16
                            Will be exciting to see this finished project!

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                            • #17
                              So you are not using the engine in the chair in the second picture of your first post??

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                              • GreasySam
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                                Bahaha! I've seen it done.

                            • #18
                              Originally posted by Tropicalrs View Post
                              So you are not using the engine in the chair in the second picture of your first post??
                              In that photo, the engine from another motorcycle

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                              • #19
                                Someone can advise something what to do with caverns on the engine?

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                                • GreasySam
                                  GreasySam commented
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                                  Wow man, you are really getting in to it!  Nice job.

                                  Eastwood makes this stuff called Lab Metal for high temp body filler. It is intended to be used under powder coat so it can withstand temperatures up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. I've never tried using it myself though.

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