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redrider77

Painting Clutch Cover

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How would one go about painting the magnisium clutch cover to dress it up a bit? What kind of prep work? Any special paint? Anything else?

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visit any car or bike repair shop that does painting, because the paint should be heat treated to become stable

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I think I would just bead blast it and not paint it again.

I do that quite frequently to aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and stainless parts with good results. Most well equipped motorcycle shops have a bead blast cabinet, and some may even let you do it yourself if you ask nicely.

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Bead blasting is similar to sandblasting but you use small little beads for media instead of abrasive sand. You can also use walnut shell for media too..

I wouldn't paint it either, it'll just rub off again with your boot. You can buy aftermarket covers, I've seen then in carbon fiber.

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powder coatind would be the most duabel paint. but i would just blast it and make it nice and shiny. your boots will prob rub any paint job off any way.

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material should be colour protected, stains and in time material deterioration can occur if not

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