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Posted - 08/02/2017 :  09:46:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll be restoring my carolina classic 25 and the aluminum frame has some corrosion and its fadec, I was wondering if there is a color paint closed enought to the anodize aluminum? I was planning on painting the frame white but I rather have an aluminum color as I'm not a big fan of everything white. Was also thinking about contacting the factory to quote a newer frame but I'm sure it's going to be very expensive.


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Posted - 08/02/2017 :  10:56:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
there is a dull aluminum laquer. I think painting will open a can of worms. Whats the issue with the frame? can it be polished? sometimes i sand metal and bring it back with a buffer.

Aluminum always oxidizes and will cause paint adherence issues. Maybe look into powder coating?

My aluminum t top i ended up putting a scoring pad on my buffer and got it smooth and then i buffed it back to a perfect shine. may want to try a test area first.

Marc Muzzy
S.W. Florida
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'81 25 '09 suzuki 250
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Posted - 08/02/2017 :  16:54:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How about powder coating

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