Shock spring paint job

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  • 5valve

Posted January 08, 2008 - 01:29 PM


Guy was satisfied with my paint removal job, They dip it for rust removal, than some other solutions, no complications about spring movement, they crome them constantly, from big to small.
Expect it friday, forgot to take picture of stripped spring.

  • 5valve

Posted January 11, 2008 - 12:02 PM


how it looked after cleanup
paint remover, roto brush and 1200 sand paper
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And thats the cromed baby.
After my cleanup, its dipped into cleaning solution, than sth else, to remove the greasy leftovers. After that, a layer of nickel and than crome. Copper was left out, due to higher price tag not really needed for my finishing look.
Price 30$, painting would be much cheaper, but finish look also.
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  • Ga426owner

Posted January 11, 2008 - 01:21 PM


Thats flashy.....are you going to do the frame and swingarm also?

  • 5valve

Posted January 11, 2008 - 01:39 PM


Frame and swing powdercoated black.
Also not good chrome on alu, but possible.

Shop had stripped crf frame. When picked spring, frame was done, 90$, supermoto use, nice looks, but too pimpy for trail.

  • jayh300

Posted January 11, 2008 - 02:01 PM


looks nice.. post up a pix installed.

  • motobark

Posted January 14, 2008 - 08:55 PM


I wonder what it does to the spring rate? My guess is it would make it a little higher.

  • 5valve

Posted January 15, 2008 - 12:30 PM


My thoughts also, but it must be minor diffrence.

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  • 450-F

Posted January 19, 2008 - 10:50 AM


So if you were going to paint it, would it be best to powdercoat it black? I was thinking of matte black for my spring.

  • 5valve

Posted January 19, 2008 - 11:12 AM


So they say, do it.

  • 5valve

Posted January 22, 2008 - 07:45 AM


Finally spring installed


Someone told me it will rust, because i left out the layer of copper. Well see.


Posted February 25, 2009 - 02:59 PM


Finally spring installed


Someone told me it will rust, because i left out the layer of copper. Well see.

Thats a shame that it doesn't stand out more. The bike will look great fully assembled :lol:

  • mxrider250br

Posted February 25, 2009 - 03:50 PM


make sure to put up a pic of the bike assembled!! i wanna see it.

  • travisn

Posted February 25, 2009 - 05:56 PM


What color is everything else going to be? And damn, 30 bucks is cheap!

Really I only posted so it shows up as a subscription so I can see the assembled

  • 5valve

Posted February 26, 2009 - 11:02 AM


Thanx guys, I did manage a youtube video, transforming the bike.

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