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I'm thinking about spraying my a-arms... I need some suggestions on what ALL I need to do to make it get on stay on and look B-E-A-UTIFUL. I'm thinkin either a nice blue to match my seat and tank cover. Or just a gloss black.
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links, anything?? lol
 

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If you spray paint them the bottom arms will scratch up the first time you ride em'
 

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They arent even scratched now lol. And I've ridden it thru some tuff trails that my dad led me through.... but what PAINT!! should I use??? I need some links and suggestions!

CLIMB I love that idea!!!! :) thanks
 

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I personally always sandblast anything I paint. It's only $20 + 5 for a bag of sand. For prepping parts to paint or powdercoat nothing is better.
I did my nastiest dirtiest 3 times painted swingarm this way.
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get powder coating.. www. eastwood .com all the stuff you need bake them in your oven
 

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I'm not leanin towards powercoating... I know its probly the best out of all the choices, but I'm goin cheap cuz I am gettin a Port job real soon here
 

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if you want it to look good but not chip do the spray on bedliner. it wont chip and will give you a nice look too
 

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I cant seem to find that looking good, but I'll try and find some at the autozone by my house. Anything else I could do? I've used Duplicolors stuff before and it chipped off on my nerf bars on my old blasty, but I'd guess the case is a little bit different this time right?
 

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I'm not leanin towards powercoating... I know its probly the best out of all the choices, but I'm goin cheap cuz I am gettin a Port job real soon here
That's cool and understandable. At minimum ruff it up with some steel wool and make sure to wipe it down afterwards with some wax, oil, grease remover before you spray. Your paint will stick alot better.
 

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Thanks Paulie :) Good advice

Ttshee, that sucks that I dont then damnit!!!

And Showtime, you're sayin your sprayed a frame stead of PCin it?
 

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If your talking about stock oem a arms you can't powdercoat them, the oven will burn off the rubber gromet around the pressed in ball joint. Like i said i don't know what arms your talking about
 

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stock. I can't afford aftermarket at 14 years old hahaha.
I think I'll just paint them soon.
 

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Yeah you can't powdercoat them, unless you wanna screw the balljoint up...lol Paint a few coats on them but don't use the cheap spray pait get the good stuff. I can't stand it when my buddy paints his stuff with junk.
 
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