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    Painting forks of 02 ST1100

    I had to removing a NY state inspection from one of the fork tube and now the forks could you a fresh coat of paint. Has anyone done this and what paint and color I should use?

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    Re: Painting forks of 02 ST1100

    Day-glo orange would make for a nice bump in forward visibility!

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    Re: Painting forks of 02 ST1100

    Quote Originally Posted by Bush View Post
    Day-glo orange would make for a nice bump in forward visibility!
    So would handlebar Tassles but......... Black works.

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    Re: Painting forks of 02 ST1100

    I have used black epoxy appliance spray paint from Rustoleum that has held up good on my motorcycle. Just follow the directions.
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    Re: Painting forks of 02 ST1100

    sand blast , powder coat , matt black......

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    Re: Painting forks of 02 ST1100

    If I ever find the time, I am going to use Rustoleum matt finish....I won't disassemble....just mask well...I'll also shoot the calipers and wheel centers with gloss.
    Probably try to get some paint on the center/side stands as well.

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    Re: Painting forks of 02 ST1100

    Quote Originally Posted by Bush View Post
    Day-glo orange would make for a nice bump in forward visibility!
    LOL....
    Na, I don't think so.

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    Re: Painting forks of 02 ST1100

    Quote Originally Posted by Slydynbye View Post
    So would handlebar Tassles but......... Black works.
    I knew it was a black but didn't know if it was a flat black, matt black or a simi-gloss black. Come on, your not helping me here.

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    Re: Painting forks of 02 ST1100

    Quote Originally Posted by mcthorogood View Post
    I have used black epoxy appliance spray paint from Rustoleum that has held up good on my motorcycle. Just follow the directions.
    Cool, did you use a matt black?

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    Re: Painting forks of 02 ST1100

    Several ways to prep...Citristrip, sandpaper, bead blasting, sand blasting if you are really careful....don't want to pit the aluminum.
    I paint fork lowers with wheel paint for aluminum wheels....primer, color, clear.

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