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    Okay guys well I have the silver frame/swingarm and I'd really like to black them out. Have any of you painted your frame/swingarm while the motor and all was still on the bike and just taped everything off well? If so do you have any pictures?

    Also, any suggestion on what paint to use and tips on prepping? I know Buell sells the original frame paint but it looks like it's just a typical rattle can band re-labeled and since I'm not trying to cover up damage/match the original paint I figure it doesn't really matter what I use and will save me some $$ using non buell paint


    Thanks,
    Spencer

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    I'm about to paint the aluminum piece of the rear swing arm that removes for belt insertion on my 09 long. I have stripped the old paint off and polished off any deposits. I am thinking to apply 2 coats of self etch primer, then the OEM Buell Phantom Metallic spray. Is that correct or am I missing something?

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    Instead of the Buell satin black, why not John Deere Blitz Black? I found it for $6-7 a can and once spraypainted a motorcycle's fenders. Turned out pretty well with three coats and the paint it fairly resilient since it's used to protect farm equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithd View Post
    Instead of the Buell satin black, why not John Deere Blitz Black? I found it for $6-7 a can and once spraypainted a motorcycle's fenders. Turned out pretty well with three coats and the paint it fairly resilient since it's used to protect farm equipment.
    The satin black goes on parts like the tail and seat braces. I believe the phantom black metallic goes on the frame and swingarm.

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