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Black Bits Paint 02 Apr 2020 10:08 #822470

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I tried the PJ1 gloss porcelain hard paint on my rear brake arm and I don't like the lack of gloss. Any suggestions on what is a good rattle can paint to use that gives a glossy powder-coat like look? Thanks.
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1972 Suzuki GT380 (In-Process)
In The Past...71 TM400, 72 H-D SS350, 72 GT380, 75 Z1B, 77 XLH, 79 CB750K

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Black Bits Paint 02 Apr 2020 16:15 #822493

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I’ve used VHT with good results. I started using it when I noticed it was undetectable when I did touch ups on a few rough spots on my 1978 1000 LTD. I painted an entire 1977 frame with it for a frankenbike build to use up all my extra parts.

1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
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Black Bits Paint 02 Apr 2020 18:51 #822503

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It appears pretty glossy in the photo. Is that the case? Thank you.
Lewis
1982 KZ1000-J2
2006 HD FXD35
1970 Suzuki T350
1972 Suzuki GT380 (In-Process)
In The Past...71 TM400, 72 H-D SS350, 72 GT380, 75 Z1B, 77 XLH, 79 CB750K

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Black Bits Paint 02 Apr 2020 18:56 #822504

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I have a 1976 A4 frame fresh from powder coat. Picked a satin finish but it still has a nice gloss. Tomorrow I can set the to side by and take a photo. There pretty dang close. As far as matching factory color and sheen the VHT matched so well I cannot tell you where I made the touch ups.
1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
Kowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens.
Jimi Hendrix.
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Black Bits Paint 03 Apr 2020 09:39 #822537

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From another topic >> reply By MDZ1rider: I've tried just about every brand of black rattle can I could find over the years, comparing them with original factory painted parts. Here's what I've settled on: Frame, brackets, seat pan and lower triple clamp - Rustolium Semi-gloss black.
Upper triple clamp - Rustolium outdoor Satin black Engine cases and front hub- PJ1 High Temp Fast Black S (satin).
Paint snobs may laugh, but I tend to stick with Rustoleum. The quality is good, It's easy to use, You can buy it anywhere and the price is reasonable. Kawasaki didn't put a lot of time and effort into frame finish. If you're looking for an original appearance, a rattle can of semi-gloss will do fine. VHT Roll Bar black falls in between satin and Semi-gloss if you feel Semi-gloss has too much shine. END.


Several others in the same topic & other topics just go with Rustoleum. Kind of related, I used silver Rustoleum bar-b-que grill paint to protect some areas of my chrome exhaust system. I painted the insides & some of the hidden chrome areas that typically rust, including the cross-over manifold section. I was expecting it to peel off the chrome as the chrome is in excellent condition, but several years later it's still intact.
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Black Bits Paint 28 Feb 2021 09:39 #844248

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Can I use Rustoleum black barbecue paint to paint my engine case underneath the carbs on my 750 four? (2001 zr7s).
The original paint has flaked off to expose the aluminum underneath.
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