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I purchased some Purolator PL14610 PureONE Oil Filters from Amazon -- $8.48 for a 2-pack, which I thought was a good price. The only problem is that they are BLUE. I think I heard someone say that they paint such filters black before installing. Is that true? If so, does one simply use spray paint for metal, or some kind of Rustoleum spray?

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You could probably use anything you want to paint them, since they will only be on there for a while. I left mine blue and it does stand out!

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Pureolator Pure One filter paint

Here's what ya need to paint those blue Purolator PL14610 filters black. If you have a Sherwin Williams store in your area, go there & buy "Sherwin Williams" part # 140-0514 in a spray can. It's called Wrought Iron Flat Black. It is a perfect match for the filter to match the bike. It is also an exterior rust control paint & looks great on the bike. I just did mine. It is also a very--- -very fast drying finish. It is an "Acrylic Enamel" paint.

Set the filter (gasket side down of course) on a clean paper towel & spray a few coats on it all at once & let it dry.

I just cannot believe that anyone would put that pretty blue Pure One filter on their bike with a flashy chrome label without painting it!

I won't mention any names though............

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I just cannot believe that anyone would put that pretty blue Pure One filter on their bike with a flashy chrome label without painting it!

I won't mention any names though............
Guilty as charged......

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It goes really nicely with a blue bike. Mine's black! Doh!

I think I have some flat black rustoleum that I might drag out and paint my remaining two new blue ones...

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think about it: you don't see your filter when you ride so the of-color just can't bother you. and if you fin'd yourself looking at the bike and bothered by colored filter the solution is simple - just hop on it and ride somewhere!

so if you ask me as long as the filter does what it suposed to do i personnaly don't care at all what color it is - black, blue, red or whatever.

and if i absolutley needed to change it's color i would definetly just spray paint it as filter is jst temporary item.
good luck.

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you can do what i did and that is buy a wheel chrome center cap from summit racing supply which should just fit over the filter. the way i attached it is with a magnet. the magnet holds the cap to the filter and it is easy to remove when changing. so i could care less what color it is and IMHO a bike can never have enough chrome.

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"Sherwin Williams" part # 140-0514 in a spray can. It's called Wrought Iron Flat Black.
Perfect! Thanks!

Of course, I could also paint it to match my tank... Candy Persimmon Red!!!

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And....the magnet traps metal particles in your filter that may be floating around in your oil system. Brilliant!!!!

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i left mine blue... doesnt bother me that much.... i may worry about it when the bike is in a pearl marron and white.... then i may have to do something...

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