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Rejuvenate paint
« on: September 17, 2023, 11:57:54 AM »

just purchase. 2005 looking to make the silver motor look new.
has anybody had any luck bringing it back to life
thanks gabe
ps looking for original set of floor boards and a derby cover   
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Re: Rejuvenate paint
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2023, 04:00:47 PM »

I had a CVO with the silver (lt grey?) paint and I was unable to find a thing to make it any better. I normally would not answer with no solution but you have waited for days and no-one answered. I not sure if anyone found anything that works, but I am curious.
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Re: Rejuvenate paint
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2023, 06:43:45 PM »

04 SEEG here…no product in my nearly 10-years of ownership has rejuvenated the silver motor.  I have tried just about everything and spent hours scouring the internet for a solution.  Finally, I  just accepted that the best I can do is keep it from getting worse.  I like the “blonde” motor as some call it but black would be soooo much easier to maintain.
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Re: Rejuvenate paint
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2023, 04:28:42 PM »

The only choice to make it look new again is paint. Not hard to do and results are amazing but prep will take days and require alot of effort that most folks aren't willing to do. Allow at least 4 days but when you apply the last coat of semi-gloss clear you will think it was worth it.
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Re: Rejuvenate paint
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2023, 09:25:23 PM »

Have you done this CVODON?  If so, please post some pics.
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Re: Rejuvenate paint
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2023, 08:33:23 AM »

thank you
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Re: Rejuvenate paint
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2023, 03:02:14 PM »

This stuff works fantastic on black. I'm not so sure about the Silver or Granite but it's worth a shot!

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Re: Rejuvenate paint
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2023, 04:00:29 PM »

 I have but never considered taking pictures at the time and sold the bike several years ago. I did it because previous owner had used alkaline alum cleaner and ruined the silver finish on the motor. I sprayed with a small Air Brush and equally small compressor and used normal automotive paint that I just matched to engine color with chips.
All the work is prep, degreasing, sanding, washing it, taping off the surrounding area, removing ALL bolts you can and taping the remainder with 3M Fineline etc. Tape work will either make it look like original or it will have overspray and ragged tape lines that will look so bad. Just alot of work but very satisfying when done.
I recently saw a SEEG that had been sprayed with Rattle Can High Temp Brake Caliper paint from Amazon and it looked very good but the guy had done his prep work. Per him total cost was less than a $100 and he had never sprayed before but did practice.
If you had to pay someone to do it with the motor in the bike, cost would be prohibitive, I probably had 48 hours total in one I did, someone professional would take less but even 40 hours would be couple thousand dollars just in Labor.
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