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How to paint stock rearsets!?

Hey guys, I know there’s some skilled craftsmen lurking here who have changed the colour on probably ever part of this bike at some point or another. I have absolutely no knowledge or experience with this, but would like to know the easiest/best solution to changing the stock rearsets to a semi gloss or flat black colour. Obvsiouly wear is a big concern considering the constant foot contact, so I guess first of all, is there a method of recolouring them that will hold up, and if so, what!?

I’ve seen “plasti dip” thrown around a bunch, powder coating....what’s going to hold up, and what’s not going to break the bank? Obviously hoping it will be substantially cheaper than just replacing the entire rearsets, which I don’t see necessary at this point. Hoping it’s as simple as finding a local shop that will do whatever process is suggested here, and black this ‘17 matte black bike out!

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Powdercoat will hold up the best but none of it will last like getting black aftermarket rearsets
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Powdercoat will hold up the best but none of it will last like getting black aftermarket rearsets
THanks, would the aftermarkets not also be powder coated as well though?
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The aftermarket ones would be anodized
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You can anodize the stock ones too but it'll look like crap because it's all cast parts, whereas aftermarket ones are machined so they have a different finish to begin with, which makes anodizing look better and last longer. I anodized a stock top triple clamp once from a different bike (also cast aluminum), and it looked like crap. It ended up being a matte finish and not very black...more like a really dark gray.

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i painted mine (it's an aftermarket rear set thought). i used 2-3 coats of primer, then 5 or 6 coats of paint, then topped it with 2-3 coats of clear.

as others have said, this will not hold up with wear but i'm curious how long it would.


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I saw someone here use a vinyl overlay that made them look carbon fibre. Maybe you could look into something like that? Wrap it in some kind of vinyl which would last much longer. Or a combination of vinyl and paint.

If you were going to paint them, I would suggest a lot of patience. You'll need to start by scuffing the surface with sand paper then primer. Then a few colour coats, and finally some clear coat. Personally, I would do 3 coats of each layer, but you'll need to wait awhile between each coat so the whole process could take several days depending on your ambient temperature and humidity where you live.


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i used a hair dryer in between coats on mine. lol


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Jumping on this a little late, I powder coated the rearsets (along with my top triple and headlight brackets) on my '01 SV650 back in the day and it came out great. It really is the only option on OEM sets due to the cast parts as mentioned, but with my forum hookup at the time think it cost me around $180 for the job.

Or you can go for the Chinese aftermarket rearsets... they are decent, only problem being they don't change the position much (which doesn't seem to be an issue for you really). I know this is almost 2 years later but coincidentally I have a For Sale thread for a set haha
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Cerakote will hold up better than powdercoat as far as durability but both options will run you a pretty penny. Might as well spend a little more and get some proper rearsets.

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