So I want to paint my rear shock

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  1. igotyofire

    igotyofire New Member

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    Any advice on how to tackle this task? What colors. I wish there was a way for me to replicate the ohlins color theme. (yea i know poser) lol. Im upgrading to the R1 shock in my Fz1 by use of a custom adapter which will finally allow compression adjustment, something the fz1 lacks. Id like to paint the shock and spring before installing so im all ears!

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  2. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

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    GET OFF MY LAWN!
    if you're going to paint it, go to a hobby shop and get paint that is used for lexan/fiberglass bodies so it can handle the flexing.

    If you go with powdercoating, find a company that has experience doing suspension springs because the coating is different than normal powdercoating.
     
  3. igotyofire

    igotyofire New Member

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    does the spring every physically get hot ?..... i guess no need for high temp paint then.
     
  4. Morgan06

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    I would imagine this depends on how the exhaust is routed, but even then heat transfer won't be as large a concern as using a flexible coating. I'm sure that my tank gets hotter sitting in the sun than the rear suspension on a bike with an close proximity undertail exhaust would.
     

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