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rattle canning casings - any recs for silver spray paint?

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rattle canning casings - any recs for silver spray paint?

Post by trevor machine on Fri 07 Oct 2016, 6:42 am

My engine's looking a bit pants on one of my bikes and I good ideally do with making it look less pants, if possible. Doesn't have to look anything like new - just slightly smarter. But getting something not a million miles away from the right silver would be cool. It seems that, when you see other 500s that someone's had a go at, the paint they choose is always too light a shade of silver or too shiny. So I want something that's if anything a bit darker. Not sure what's out there that has a modicum of durability but it'd be good to get a coat on before winter kicks in. Cheers.
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Re: rattle canning casings - any recs for silver spray paint?

Post by ashcroc on Fri 07 Oct 2016, 7:32 am

It's virtually impossible to find the right shade as it's not listed anywhere.

You're almost better off spraying it black so it's obvious you meant it to be a different colour from stock.
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Post by trevor machine on Fri 07 Oct 2016, 8:26 am

Yeah true that. Neutral
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Post by Jameshambleton on Fri 07 Oct 2016, 9:39 am

Hycote Aluminum paint is very close apparently.
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Post by trevor machine on Fri 07 Oct 2016, 10:53 am

Huh sweet nice one James.
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Post by eternally_troubled on Sat 08 Oct 2016, 10:15 am


That's fine for the tank colour but I don't think they do engine colours....
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Post by jonny10 on Mon 10 Oct 2016, 2:49 pm

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Post by trevor machine on Mon 10 Oct 2016, 5:12 pm

Nice one jonny - might have to get some of that.
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Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 12 Oct 2016, 8:41 pm


That's odd - when I put the year of my bike (1997) in there is no engine paint, just body paint. With 2002 (your year) there is silver engine paint. I didn't think the colour of the engine changed.... maybe they can't find a paint reference for earlier bikes?
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Post by jonny10 on Sat 15 Oct 2016, 2:30 am

@eternally_troubled wrote:That's odd - when I put the year of my bike (1997) in there is no engine paint, just body paint.  With 2002 (your year) there is silver engine paint.  I didn't think the colour of the engine changed.... maybe they can't find a paint reference for earlier bikes?



Not sure, but I'd be very surprised if the engine paint colour ever changed.
Bit academic for me anyways since they refused to send it over here to me 'cos of some regulations re transporting "dangerous" substances...
Yip, CB 500 silver engine paint could do some serious damage I suppose.... Laughing
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Post by trevor machine on Sat 15 Oct 2016, 10:18 am

Fwiw I'm pretty sure the silver colour used for the engine was consistent over the years.

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