Swingarm and Shock Spring

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MentalScientist
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Swingarm and Shock Spring

Post by MentalScientist » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:42 am

Ello you lovely lot.

I've cleaned all the horrendous gunk and filth from my swingarm where I found many dinks, pit marks and some corrosion where i guess the steel washers were against it. I can sand it off but the finish goes from a grey to a shiny silver. Does anybody know how Yamaha got the original finish?

Also, the shock spring is a bit rusty in places and the paint is cracking off. What's the best paint for this? Obviously needs to be very flexible.

Thanks,

Si.

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Re: Swingarm and Shock Spring

Post by charliext1vj » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:48 am

Hi - I used this for the swinging arm - not original but a nice durable finish

RUST-OLEUM 2114 Hard Hat Topcoat Ral-Colours, The Nr. 1 Industrial Paint Aerosol. Go Further, Work Faster, Last Longer!, White aluminium-RAL 9006

For my shock absorber - I had it powder coated- been done for a year and no issues yet

Good luck - would have posted a pic but swinging arm is dirty!

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Re: Swingarm and Shock Spring

Post by MentalScientist » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:36 pm

Thanks for your reply.

I think I'll get the spring powder coated - I didn't realise the finish was that flexible!

I'm amazed that you painted the swingarm white. Is that an original colour? You've got to post a pic, I don't care how dirty it is, I'd just like to see it in context. Does it get dirty really quickly?

Si.

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Re: Swingarm and Shock Spring

Post by jibber » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:19 pm

White alluminium...... Just google ral 9006

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