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Spray Paint ?

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I'm sure this has been asked before but anyway, what spraybpaint do you guys use for painting frames? Is there something that performs better as far as toughness? VHT wheel paint seems to be good stuff. I wanna spray-Max over it when done as well.
16 Apr 2021 13:48 #1

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Replied by Schu on topic Spray Paint ?

Rust-Oleum   Professional High-Performance Enamel Spray Paint, Gloss, Black, 15 oz., 7579838m   
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16 Apr 2021 14:58 #2

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Replied by Pedalcrazy on topic Spray Paint ?

I don't know about rattle can. I use PPG automotive single stage enamel with hardner for frames and anything "Yamaha Black" per parts book.  I have used Spray Max 2-part rattle can clear but personally not impressed. But others on here use it and the pics they share look pretty good. 
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19 Apr 2021 17:10 #3

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Replied by pabdt on topic Spray Paint ?

For resto work, I'm powder-coat all the way. No its not cheap, but it does look good and its very tough.

Now...that said.   The 2K Clear is so hard, after 24 hours in the sun, I could not put a fingernail in it.  may be enough to protect your paint.

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19 Apr 2021 22:09 #4

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Replied by MarkT on topic Spray Paint ?

Another viewpoint is these bikes were never powdercoated originally so a true "resto" would use paint.  Some modern "rattle can" paints are pretty darn durable and look great.

Sure is a lot easier to have a frame powdercoated than paint it though...  one drawback is sometimes powdercoat fills in the VIN stamping making it impossible to read...  and if powdercoat is ever damaged somehow it's difficult to touch up where paint is easy. 

It's really just a personal choice.  Both have advantages and drawbacks.
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