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idle

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Faded Frame
« on: June 04, 2017, 08:47:16 AM »

Hey all, seems like after a year my frame has turned a bad purple color. After removing the battery/side panels you can see what the color should look like. Looks like a direct sunlight problem, starting a month ago I've been sure to cover the bike while I work, but the damage has been done

Anyone know of a solution I can apply to the frame to bring the black back?

Thanks
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Re: Faded Frame
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 08:47:47 AM »

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Re: Faded Frame
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 02:14:09 PM »

Uh... paint?

You could strip the frame and take it to a powdercoat shop, it's a fair bit of work if you're into that. While you're at it you can get it done in any colour you like :-)

Mine belly pan on 2016 DSR has taken on a golden patina.  I think these colour changes are normal for powdercoated parts used on the road. I don't know if there's some kind of rub-on product which can bring back the original colour.
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Re: Faded Frame
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 03:26:47 PM »

Another possibility is vinyl coating, If done by a pro, you can achieve incredible results.

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Re: Faded Frame
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2017, 07:45:16 PM »

There are products on the market, such as Back to Black, that are designed to recolor faced automobile black plastic bumpers.  They typically only cost less than 10 dollars for a bottle of this creamy solution and take just a few minutes to apply.  You could give that a try before breaking out the paint brush.
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Re: Faded Frame
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2017, 08:59:28 PM »

It's not my bike and I don't have to look at it but with that being said, I sort of like the patina look, just my .02
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Re: Faded Frame
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2017, 10:45:18 PM »

The frame is anodized and not painted.  Anodize parts can fade overtime. 
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Re: Faded Frame
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2017, 12:52:49 AM »

sorry for OT, the second pictures shows strange blurry/not blurry areas. Looks like the camera has an automatic "low depth of field simulating" function. :-)
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Re: Faded Frame
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2017, 12:43:43 PM »

sorry for OT, the second pictures shows strange blurry/not blurry areas. Looks like the camera has an automatic "low depth of field simulating" function. :-)
finger print on lens?....  it happens.

*edit* Actually yeah, that is weird looking. What is that some kind of smart phone app filter?
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Re: Faded Frame
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2017, 06:13:55 PM »

Plastidip it. Any color you want, or just keep it black. Takes maybe 10 minutes including taping.
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