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  • micathia Posts: 234
    Stock Poster micathia
    27 Jul 2020 08:23 PM
    Hi

    Just asking, is it money/quality wise, better to buy new black parts or repaint the existing ones? 

    For example softail slim, if I want triple tree, rocker cover (engine cap), primary cover etc to be black, it will be cheaper to repaint other than buying new ones right? 

    What about the quality, of the paint itself and of the bike after doing all the paint? 

    thx

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  • paulybronco Posts: 13415
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    27 Jul 2020 09:06 PM
    Powder coating
  • Baloffski Posts: 2244
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    28 Jul 2020 01:45 AM
    A gree with PB. Keep wat your got and, Powder Coat or 2 Pak.
  • Birtyyy Posts: 215
    Sunshine Coast
    Stock Poster Birtyyy
    28 Jul 2020 09:04 AM
    Get them powdercoated. I've been doing my bike gradually over the last couple of years. Not very expensive to get stuff done either.
  • Pagey Posts: 6
    Stock Poster Pagey
    28 Jul 2020 07:27 PM
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    I painted mine in matte black.
  • micathia Posts: 234
    Stock Poster micathia
    02 Aug 2020 09:10 PM
    Quoting Pagey on 28 Jul 2020 07:27 PM
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    I painted mine in matte black.
    which part? Derby?
  • Pagey Posts: 6
    Stock Poster Pagey
    04 Aug 2020 09:10 PM
    Yea sorry just the derby and inspection cover
  • grooveyguru Posts: 101
    Stock Poster grooveyguru
    05 Aug 2020 11:14 AM
    Quoting Birtyyy on 28 Jul 2020 09:04 AM
    Get them powdercoated. I've been doing my bike gradually over the last couple of years. Not very expensive to get stuff done either.
    Hi mate
    Is the finish as good as the factory black finish?
  • sinny Posts: 33
    Canberra
    Stock Poster sinny
    05 Aug 2020 06:25 PM
    I've been waiting for a few months on HD Texture Black being available in Aus again to black out my engine - the texture black is the current factory engine black paint. Easy to apply evenly and tough, I have used it on a bunch of random parts and its looks great. 

    Ive looked at the VHT hi temp Wrinkle black but i dont like the finish - too wrinkly. Its similar to the pre-2000s blacked out engine finish.

    I dunno if VHT matt black is close enough either, but prob good for smaller parts like Pageys derby cover. Gloss black paint is risky - its not gonna look like gloss black powdercoat, could turn out a bit bodgey. 

    So im just waiting till texture black is available again - or something very close. My local HD dealer says none is planned to come in anytime soon though. 

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