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    So I have a 2008 roadie Silverado and I live in Florida. The other day I was riding I noticed a burning pain right at the top of my stomach? I looked down and realized the Chrome fuel tank bezel was reflecting a perfect bead shaped ball of sunlight directly into me like a magnifying glass? So I'm looking for ways to make it not shiny like black powder coat or tank bra that fits on it? Anybody ever run into this? Or have any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

  • #2
    Soda blast it, anodize it, paint it, only ride at night! As kids we used to burn those big red ants in the Arizona sun with a magnifying glass. Tons of fun!

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    • #3
      Yep, had the same thing happen to me. Took me awhile to figure it out.

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      • #4
        I bought one that was painted with truck bed coating paint. It looks good and it took care of the sun reflection issue I had.

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        • Chromepony
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          That'll work !

        • davej
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          Chromepony, I was thinking of getting it powdercoated but found this one on Ebay for less than powdercaoting mine. Now I have an extra chrome one to sell and pay for the new one.

      • #5
        I only ride on dark rainy days end of problem

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        • #6
          Jaybo had his wrapped I think. Is there a product that you can do your own wrap?

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          • Chromepony
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            Saran wrap.

        • #7
          16 years of riding my roadstar rain or shine and i have never experienced this issue… of course i like my chrome bezel and have taken great pain to keep it shiny and scratch free…
          my solution would be to just change direction of travel rather than eliminating a shiny piece…. To each his own i suppose….

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          • Brad_G
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            My biggest problem was sun glare. But riding in Iowa I don't have the same sun intensity the brothers/sisters to the south have.....

            But I'm like you, I like to see that chrome sparkle.

        • #8
          Originally posted by Tcontrol View Post
          16 years of riding my roadstar rain or shine and i have never experienced this issue… of course i like my chrome bezel and have taken great pain to keep it shiny and scratch free…
          my solution would be to just change direction of travel rather than eliminating a shiny piece…. To each his own i suppose….
          Oh I couldn't agree more I absolutely love the Chrome but that sun hurts! Lol

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          • #9
            Originally posted by Shores View Post
            Jaybo had his wrapped I think. Is there a product that you can do your own wrap?
            That's an idea I had not thought of thank you! I also thought about Line-X or rhino guard but I remember from having a truck bed done that that stuff comes out at like 3,000 PSI might be hard to do on such a small part? But we'll check into it and post back if I do it

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            • #10
              Sticks to chrome like shit to a blanket.
               

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              • #11
                I sprayed one of mine with Plasti Dip several years ago. Holds up well. Chrome stays perfect. Peels off in minutes.

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                • #12
                  Gunmetal gray Plasti dip, highly impressed!
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                  • Shores
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                    Looks good, but don't get any fuel on it.

                • #13
                  Finished! Very happy so far...
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                  • Chooch
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                    Outstanding!

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