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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-31-2009, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Touching Up The Frame?

I did a search on the subject but couldn't find what I was looking for.
I have a few check that several spots of rust on my stock '93 frame and would like to repair them. Other than just sanding, neutralizing with phosphoric acid, priming and painting. What's everyone else doing to make it un-noticable? Technique? Type/Brand/Color of paint?

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The last bike I touched up the frame on was a Honda Shadow. I wire brushed and sanded the frame to remove the rust, used black primer and painted it with gloss black touchup paint. I didnt remove the engine or anything that I didnt have to. Just take your time and cover \ mask anything that is in the way. If you get over spray on anything, a little thinner on a rag should remove it nicely.

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I just wire brush. Then I use a soft 1" brush to apply Hammerite smooth gloss black paint.

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Hammerite smooth gloss black paint.
Does that pretty much match the factory Black powder coat?
Does any of the chain stores carry it?
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Fresh paint will differ just a bit but after it ages a bit it becomes hard to see. It seems to hold a better gloss than the stock coating. I get it at a local hardware store. One of those advertising Ace hardware. The Hammerite comes both in a smooth finish and a hammered finish and can be bought in rattle cans too. I like it because it's tough, slick, and no rust treatment is needed.

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Does that pretty much match the factory Black powder coat?
Does any of the chain stores carry it?
The factory frames aren't powder caoted, just baked on acrylic enamel. You can clean the rust and apply a rust converter to neutralize any residule rust. Then sand prime and paint, but you will not get the same sheen or luster due to the degradation of the original finish.


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