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Online gearhead86

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Swingarm paint
« on: May 20, 2019, 12:36:29 AM »
I have just painted the swingarm for my new (to me) DT125LC. I used duplicolor's color match automotive paint. I'm wondering what others have used and wither or not it held up to abuse.

My preperation: I just sandblasted and then wiped down with a dry, fresh rag. I then applied the color coat direct to metal, 4 coats.

It looks pretty good but I suspect it won't last long. The paint used is a lacquer. Duplicolor's site says to use a primer, I didn't.

Im trying to decide if I sandblast again and repaint. Should I use the same paint just with a primer or a completely different type of paint.
I'm from Canada eh.

Offline mikeyvet

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Re: Swingarm paint
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2019, 05:41:44 PM »
I use an epoxy enamel anti rust metal paint in an aerosol can, in Australia the trade names are Killrust or Rustgard.

On a steel frame or swingarm I use them without primer as per the makers recommendation, it sticks better than when you use the primer for some reason. On aluminium I use an etch primer first.